SONG OF THE DAY: Julia Murney as Fanny in “FUNNY GIRL” sings “People”

The quality is not great, but for all those who said that no one but Streisand could ever play Fanny, here is proof you were wrong; and I say it with love as I once believed no one else could – then, Julia Murney happened. That voice. That presence. I wish there had been a complete, full revival starring Ms. Murney. And blasphemy though it is, I actually prefer her version to Ms. Streisand’s.

(P.S. For my birthday, a dear friend who knows my long obsession with Julia Murney’s talent and that I’ve never seen her in person, bought me tickets for a performance at the Kennedy Center on May 17. I am so excited to hear her live, at last.)

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