Julia Murney Plays Feinstein's at Loews Regency May 18

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Julia Murney, who starred in the national tour and Broadway production of Wicked, goes it solo at Feinstein's at Loews Regency May 18.
Julia Murney
Julia Murney

The 8:30 PM concert is part of the "The Actors Fund Broadway Series," which benefits the non-profit organization. The series will conclude June 1 with Norm Lewis .

Murney will sing tunes from her debut CD, "I'm Not Waiting," as well as some "old and new favorites." She will be backed by Tom Kitt at the piano and Mairi Dorman and Mike Aarons on cello and guitar, respectively.

"Just to perform in a room where Barbara Cook and Michael Feinstein do their thing (not to mention the cast of [title of show]) is an honor," said Murney in a statement.

Julia Murney made her Broadway debut in Lennon and played a lengthy run as Elphaba in the New York company of Wicked. She received a Drama Desk nomination for her work in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, and her other theatrical credits include Saved, Crimes of the Heart, Time and Again, A Class Act, Cloud 9, Snapshots, Mata Hari and the national tour of Wicked. Murney also portrayed Florence in the Chess benefit concert for The Actors' Fund of America and was part of the all-star Children of Eden concert as well. Her solo CD is titled "I'm Not Waiting."

The Actors Fund, which was founded in 1882, is a non-profit organization that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Some of the many programs The Actors Fund provides include a nursing home and assisted living care facility; senior and disabled programs; mental health services; chemical dependency services; entertainment industry assistance programs; the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative; the AIDS Initiative; and supportive housing on both coasts. All admission proceeds will go directly to the assistance of professionals in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition.

There is a $40 cover charge ($60 premium seats) and a $25 food-drink minimum. Feinstein's is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. For ticket reservations and club information, call (212) 339-4095 or visit feinsteinsatloewsregency.com or TicketWeb.com.

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