Episode #10: Until this year, Julia Murney was the biggest Broadway musical theatre star to have never actually appeared on Broadway. As we all know, that distinction was dashed with her performance in this season’s Lennon, and it was about time! New York audiences know her from her fantastic performances in three Manhattan Theatre Club musicals, namely Time and Again, A Class Act, and Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, not to mention some high-profile concert appearances (Chess, Hair, Funny Girl).
Julia’s songbook selection today is “Take the Filter Off,” from the unfinished musical, Fits and Starts, with music and lyrics by me. In this song, Randy is encouraging her now-gay ex-boyfriend to subvert his judgmental nature and find himself a man to love. (Think Will and Grace.) A fortuitous choice for this Valentine’s Day podcast, no? Recorded 2/12/06. Warning: this song has a curse word in it!