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Lea Michele Showered with Applause During Star-Studded 'Funny Girl' Opening Night Debut
Lea Michele's first night as Fanny Brice was nothing short of a success. According to multiple reports, Michele wowed audiences while making her debut in Broadway's .Michele stepped into the role Tuesday night for the first time, replacing Beanie Feldstein, who left the broadway show sooner than expected in July. Both  and  reported that the  alum received four standing ovations at the August Wilson Theatre from a star-studded audience that included Michele's castmate Jonathan Groff, creator Ryan Murphy and Harvey Fierstein, who added new material to the musical revival. Drew Barrymore and Zachary Quinto were also said to have been in the audience for the show's opening night.Michele reportedly received her first standing ovation upon her entrance, and there were at least three more before the end of the first act.More ovations were said to have followed throughout the evening, including one at the final curtain, which saw a sobbing Michele and co-star Tovah Feldshuh — who also made her  debut Tuesday -- accepting large bouquets of white roses.So far Lea Michele has gotten four standing ovations at this Funny Girl performanceIt’s intermission at #FunnyGirl, and so far Lea Michele has gotten 4 standing ovations also shared footage from the show, including a clip of Michele taking her first bow as Brice.Lea Michele takes her first bow as Fanny Brice at #FunnyGirl on Broadway.
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‘Would have chosen death’ Donny Osmond thought he was ‘going crazy’ amid health battle
BBC Radio 4.Donny has revealed he once faced crippling anxiety while appearing on stage in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.His lead role in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical revived the pop star's career in a time where it was facing a bit of a lull, but the former teen pop sensation admitted there were difficulties behind the scenes.Donny, who has been famous since childhood, confessed he feared his career would be over if he did not deliver an outstanding performance. He shared he had been experiencing panic attacks and stage fright, as he was riddled with worries that he wouldn’t be good enough in the critically-acclaimed production. "I didn't want my career to fail again," he said. "I had to be perfect. “If I didn't give a perfect performance people would walk out of the theatre saying 'it wasn’t worth the price.'"Donny previously shared his experiences of anxiety, saying: "There are times I remember before I walked on stage where if I had the choice of walking on stage or dying, I would have chosen death."Of his panic attacks, the star said: "I thought I was actually going crazy in my mind."I remember shaking in bed, and I just… I couldn't get out of bed.Something was wrong, and my wife took me to the hospital.""I felt like he was having a nervous breakdown,” his wife Debbie Osmond said.