Wicked's Murney to Guest on NBC's "Law & Order"

News   Wicked's Murney to Guest on NBC's "Law & Order" Julia Murney, who currently plays Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, will guest star on the May 4 broadcast of "Law & Order."
Julia Murney
Julia Murney

Murney will be seen in an episode entitled "Captive," which is described as such: "The detectives immediately suspect a former sex offender when a young boy is found dead on the side of the road." "Law & Order," which is the longest-running TV crime series — it's now in its 17th season — airs in the metropolitan area on WNBC-TV Channel 4 from 10-11 PM; check local listings.

"Filmed entirely on location in New York," read "Law & Order" press notes, "the realistic program looks at crime and justice from a dual perspective. In the first half-hour, Detective Edward Green (Jesse L. Martin) and his new partner Detective Nina Cassady (Milena Govich) — the series' first female detective — investigate crimes and apprehend suspects under the supervision of their precinct lieutenant, Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson). In the second half-hour, the focus shifts to the criminal courts, as Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and his new Assistant District Attorney Connie Rubirosa (Alana De La Garza) work within a complicated justice system to prosecute the accused under the guidance of District Attorney Arthur Branch (Fred Thompson)."

Julia Murney made her Broadway debut last season in Lennon. She received a Drama Desk nomination for her work in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, and her other theatrical credits include 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."

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