Julie Benko Celebrates Funny Girl Composer Jule Styne in July 24 Concert | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Julie Benko Celebrates Funny Girl Composer Jule Styne in July 24 Concert

Julie Sings Jule also features a band led by Benko's musical director husband, Jason Yeager.

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Julie Benko, who performs Thursday evenings as the alternate for Lea Michele's Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl, interprets the songs of that musical's late composer, Jule Styne, July 24 at Birdland Jazz Club.

Entitled Julie Sings Jule, the concert begins at 7 PM. Benko is accompanied by a band led by her musical director husband, Jason Yeager, on piano with Michael O'Brien on bass, Jay Sawyer on drums, and Andy Warren on trumpet.

Attendees can expect to hear such classics as “Just in Time,” “The Party’s Over,” “Make Someone Happy,” “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” “Time After Time," “People,” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” as well as lesser-known gems from Styne’s forgotten shows.

Benko has also appeared on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof and Les Misérables. She will also be part of the cast of the new musical Harmony this fall.

Styne's Broadway composing credits include High Button Shoes, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Bells Are Ringing, Peter Pan, and Gypsy. Among his catalog of tunes: "All I Need Is the Girl," "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry," "It's Magic," "People," "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!," "Never Never Land," "Small World," and "Everything's Coming Up Roses," among many others.

There is a $40 music charge. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York. Click here for more information.

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