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Lea Michele appears to be in high spirits at celebration for Broadway's Funny Girl in NYC

Celebrate: Lea Michele was all smiles as she celebrated the opening week of Broadway's Funny Girl at the August Wilson Theater in New York City on Wednesday night;  seen with Ryan Murphy

Lea Michele was all smiles as she celebrated Broadway’s Funny Girl opening week at New York’s August Wilson Theater on Wednesday night.

The 36-year-old actress – who replaced Beanie Feldstein in the lead role of Fanny Brice in the revival – was surrounded by friends and co-stars, including Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy.

The duo had a happy reunion, with Michele looking visibly emotional as she hugged the 56-year-old showrunner.

Celebrate: Lea Michele was all smiles as she celebrated the opening week of Broadway's Funny Girl at the August Wilson Theater in New York City on Wednesday night;  seen with Ryan Murphy

Celebrate: Lea Michele was all smiles as she celebrated the opening week of Broadway’s Funny Girl at the August Wilson Theater in New York City on Wednesday night; seen with Ryan Murphy

Michele starred as Rachel Berry in the musical comedy series, which aired on Fox from 2009 to 2015.

Murphy co-created Glee with longtime collaborator Brad Falchuk and screenwriter Ian Brennan.

Michele’s behavior on the show’s set has become a hot topic amid the pandemic as several of her former co-stars have taken to social media to share their alleged negative experiences working with the actress.

Despite the drama, Michele may regain fans’ admiration with her already critically acclaimed performance in Funny Girl.

And fresh from six standing ovations, Michele looked set to bask in the glory on Wednesday night’s Funny Girl shindig.

She wore a sparkly turquoise dress that showed off her toned arms during the celebration.

Reunited: The 36-year-old actress - who replaced Beanie Feldstein in the lead role of Fanny Brice in the revival - was surrounded by friends and co-stars, including Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy

Reunited: The 36-year-old actress – who replaced Beanie Feldstein in the lead role of Fanny Brice in the revival – was surrounded by friends and co-stars, including Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy

Besties: She was also joined by Jonathan Groff and John Gallager Jr, who she starred with in Spring Awakening

Besties: She was also joined by Jonathan Groff and John Gallager Jr, who she starred with in Spring Awakening

Support: Her husband, Zandy Reich, along with her parents Marc and Edith, have come forward to support the actress

Support: Her husband, Zandy Reich, along with her parents Marc and Edith, have come forward to support the actress

The Emmy-nominated performer tied her hair up in a tight bun throughout the event, where she was photographed with the Broadway show’s director Michael Mayer, as well as her co-star Ramin Karimloo.

Her husband, Zandy Reich, along with her parents Marc and Edith, have come forward to support the actress.

She was also joined by Jonathan Groff and John Gallager Jr, with whom she starred in Spring Awakening.

Lovebirds: Michele has been married to Reich since 2019 and the couple share a two-year-old son, Ever

Lovebirds: Michele has been married to Reich since 2019 and the couple share a two-year-old son, Ever

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Say cheese! Michele reunited for a snap with Murphy, along with director Michael Mayer

Funny Girl centers on the life of actress Brice and her tumultuous relationship with Nick Arnstein.

The play made its Broadway debut in 1964, and Barbra Streisand won acclaim for her work on the project.

She also starred as Brice in the screen adaptation of the musical, which premiered in 1968 and was a hit with critics and audiences.

The first revival of the play was produced in the West End in 2016 and Sheridan Smith portrayed the late performer.

Glory: And after six standing ovations, Michele looked set to revel in glory during Wednesday night's Funny Girl shindig;  Michele seen with Murphy and Mayer

Glory: And after six standing ovations, Michele looked set to revel in glory during Wednesday night’s Funny Girl shindig; Michele seen with Murphy and Mayer

Roots: Funny Girl centers on the life of comedian Brice and her tumultuous relationship with Nick Arnstein.  The play debuted on Broadway in 1964, and Barbra Streisand was highly praised for her work on the project;  Michele seen with Murphy and Mayer

Roots: Funny Girl centers on the life of comedian Brice and her tumultuous relationship with Nick Arnstein. The play debuted on Broadway in 1964, and Barbra Streisand was highly praised for her work on the project; Michele seen with Murphy and Mayer

It was announced that a Broadway revival of Funny Girl was in production in 2021.

Beanie Feldstein, 29, was also revealed to have signed on to appear as Brice in August.

Production began previews last March, and the program officially kicked off the following month.

The revival of the musical received mostly negative reviews, with a lot of criticism directed at the Booksmart actress.

Revival: It has been announced that a Broadway revival of Funny Girl is in production in 2021

Revival: It has been announced that a Broadway revival of Funny Girl is in production in 2021

Kissing: Ramin Karimloo and Jonathan Groff beamed for the cameras during the party

Kissing: Ramin Karimloo and Jonathan Groff beamed for the cameras during the party

Feldstein surprisingly announced that she had decided to leave the series at the beginning of last July.

That same month, it was revealed that Michele had signed on to fill the actress’ shoes.

The Glee actress has since received plenty of praise for her performance following her debut, which took place on Tuesday.

Takeover: Michele took over the role of Feldstein in July after the actress abruptly left the production following poor critical response to her performance;  Michele seen with Ramin Karimloo

Takeover: Michele took over the role of Feldstein in July after the actress abruptly left the production following poor critical response to her performance; Michele seen with Ramin Karimloo

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