“I cannot wait to do my last two weeks, and, you just, you gotta laugh at a certain point,” she concluded. “When it rains, it pours on your old pal Bean.”
Beanie’s diagnosis comes just four days after it was announced that Glee star Lea Michele will be joining the musical’s cast following Beanie’s departure.
“A dream come true is an understatement,” Lea shared in a July 11 Instagram post. “I’m so incredibly honored to join this amazing cast and production and return to the stage playing Fanny Brice on Broadway. See you September 6th.”
A day before Lea’s casting announcement, Beanie explained in a July 10 Instagram post that she would be stepping away from the show earlier than previously anticipated. The Booksmart star was originally set to perform until September 25 but will instead part ways with the production at the end of July.
“Playing Fanny Brice on Broadway has been a lifelong dream of mine, and doing so for the last few months has been a great joy and true honor,” Beanie wrote. “I will never forget this experience and from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank every single person who came to the August Wilson for the love and support you have shown me and our amazing cast and crew.”