Beanie Feldstein to miss ‘Funny Girl’ Broadway performances due to tonsillitis

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The universe seems to be raining on Beanie Feldstein’s parade.

The “Booksmart” star, 29, shared that tonsillitis will force her to step back from her role as Fanny Brice in Broadway’s “Funny Girl” this weekend, ahead of her premature departure from the show at the end of the month.

“I just got back from the ear, nose and throat doctor, who told me that I have tonsillitis, which is extremely contagious,” she wrote on Instagram Friday. “And she cannot allow me to go back on stage through the weekend until I have enough antibiotics in my system to not be contagious anymore.”

Feldstein added that, “The last thing I would want on this earth is to get the people that I love sick. And I just am not allowed to go on stage through the weekend.”

She noted that she “cannot wait” to complete her final two weeks of performances: “You gotta laugh at a certain point. When it rains, it pours.”

Feldstein announced Sunday that she would be leaving the production at the end the month, earlier than her previously set end date of Sept. 25 — which was already moved up from the end of the year — as the show takes a “different direction.”

Starting on Sept. 6, “Glee” star Lea Michele will replace Feldstein in the role that Barbra Streisand originated in the 1964 musical, the production team announced Monday.