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Julie Benko on her ‘Funny Girl’ star turn, sexy co-star, and fav queer composers

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Funny Girl has been more tumultuous than the COVID-era stock market. Ups (it’s happening!), downs (the initial reviews), and then the ultimate wtf moment — Beanie Feldstein’s sudden departure.

Amid the mishigas was at least one constant: the stand-by.Benko stepped in when the actress fell ill, and upon Feldstein’s early departure, she continued playing the role through the remainder of the summer, creating an undercurrent of excitement among theatergoers craving a Fanny Brice who could belt like Barbra.And while much of the focus has now shifted to Lea Michele‘s chance to take the reigns, Benko has uncompromisingly established herself as one of Broadway’s newest leading ladies.

Queerty caught up with Benko upon the release of her second album, Hand in Hand, with husband Jason Yeager.Hi, Julie!

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