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‘Is This What It's Like to Be Jennifer Aniston?' Julie Benko Embraces the Funny Girl Spotlight

1 month ago   |   By Time

Julie Benko has a lot in common with the person she's currently playing on Broadway. In the latest Broadway revival of Funny Girl, Benko stars as Fanny Brice, a real-life actor and comedian who rose to fame in the first half of the 20th century. As famously portrayed by Barbra Streisand in the musical's original 1964 production and 1968 film adaptation, Brice was an unknown talent who, after years of dedication to her craft and comedy, became a star. In the musical, Brice is a larger-than-life presence who sings and dances her way to the top of the entertainment industry.

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