Wed Apr 10 2024

8:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Catalina Bar & Grill

6725 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

$25.00 - $60.00

All Ages

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Broadway Leading Lady and Los Angeles native, singer and actress JULIE BENKO (Funny Girl, Harmony), brings "STANDBY, ME!" to Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood! Join us...

Live! Wed, April 10th at 8:30pm. Dinner begins at 7pm.

When Julie Benko first took the stage as the standby for Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, she could not have anticipated that she would take her bow as Broadway’s newest breakout star, per The New York Times. Joined by her husband Jason Yeager on piano, Julie reflects on the journey leading to her meteoric rise, sharing songs and behind-the-scenes stories of her days understudying in Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, Spring Awakening, and more.

From Broadway classics (“People,” “Matchmaker”) to jazz standards (“Twisted”) to contemporary favorites (“What’s Gonna Happen,” "I Dreamed A Dream,") Standby, Me offers an evening of spectacular vocals, theatrical lore, and inspiration for all the greatest stars-to-be. 

Tickets: $25-$35, Artist Circle and VIP Seating Available. Tickets available at CatalinaJazzClub.com, or TicketWeb.com.

Catalina Jazz Club
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Proudly presented by Catalina Jazz Club & Chris Isaacson Presents. 

*Two Item Minimums apply for all patrons

Chris Isaacson Presents
JULIE BENKO: STANDBY, ME. (Broadway Leading Lady: Funny Girl, Harmony)

  • Julie Benko

    Julie Benko

    Broadway

    JULIE BENKO is an actor, singer, and writer based in New York City. She recently marched her band out on Broadway as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, joining the annals of theatrical lore for her sensational understudy-to-star trajectory in the show. Between her tenure as the standby, alternate, and full-time Fanny, she played the role over 180 times and received numerous accolades for her interpretation, including Theatre World’s Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theatre. She was also called the 2022 “Breakout Star for Theater” in The New York Times, named among “10 Broadway Stars to Watch for 2023” by Variety, honored as one of “40 Under 40” for Crain’s New York Business, hailed by CBS Mornings as “Broadway’s breakout star,” and profiled in numerous national media outlets such as The New York Times and Time. She is currently back on Broadway, originating the role of Ruth in the long-gestating Barry Manilow musical Harmony. She has played leading roles in many Off-Broadway and regional productions and enjoys a vibrant concert career, having headlined sold-out shows at Birdland, 54 Below, and many other venues around the country. 
     
    Julie's holiday EP Christmas With You (Club44 Records) will be released on December 1st. Other recordings include Hand in Hand (Club44 Records), an award-winning duo effort with her pianist-composer spouse Jason Yeager, and Introducing Julie Benko. She won first prize and the Johnny Mercer Award in the national American Traditions Vocal Competition. She holds a BFA in Drama and an MFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. As a writer, Julie has worked across mediums. In 2020, she wrote, directed, and starred in her first short, The Newlywed’s Guide to

    Physical Intimacy, which has won praise in numerous international festivals. Her first full-length play, The District, was named a semifinalist at the 2022 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.

    ​For more, follow Julie on Tiktok/Instagram @Jujujuliebee or visit her website at www.JulieBenko.com.
  • Chris Isaacson Presents

    Chris Isaacson Presents

    Music

    Chris Isaacson Presents (CIP) has created, produced, and promoted over 1500 events since the company’s founding in 2004. From small clubs to major theatres, CIP has presented many of the most influential stars of this generation including Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and Academy Award-winning musicians, actors and recording artists.
     
    Highlights include coordinating and producing an elaborate premiere celebrations for Emmy Award-winning series POSE (FX Networks) starring Billy Porter, Janet Mock and Our Lady J , Emmy Award-winning series Feud: Bette & Joan (FX Networks) starring Susan Sarandon, co-produced the Grammy Award-nominated "Considering Matthew Shepard" at Ford Theatres (earning CIP a proclamation from City of West Hollywood) with guests hosts Tim Bagley, Candis Cayne, & Joely Fisher, producing the West Coast charitable event GAIN: Brighter Futures starring Alisan Porter (winner of NBC’s The Voice) for Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, high-flying events for LA Pride, Rolling Stone, The Grove LA and Americana at Brand, serving as Producer on the critically acclaimed feature documentary Studio One Forever directed by Marc Saltarelli starring Thelma Houston, Chita Rivera, Melisa Rivers, Lance Bass, and Bruce Vilanch, and most recently, working with Dick and Arlene Van Dyke, and Tony Danza on "Dick Van Dyke: 98 Years of Magic" for CBS Television.
     
    Isaacson returned to produce the 2023 Creative Business Awards ceremony in West Hollywood at The 1 Hotel honoring the Sunset Marquis Hotel, presented by West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. This event was hosted by Kate Flannery and Jackie Tohn with special presentations by Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton.

    Isaacson’s concerts have been featured on MTV, CNN, Access Hollywood, Extra, ABC's On the Red Carpet, KTLA Morning News, Good Day LA (Fox), and in the Los Angeles Times, New York Post, and The New York Times.
     
    He is committed to humanitarian and social causes including Ronald McDonald House Charities, Youth Emerging Stronger (Yes!), Van Nuys Recovery House, The Actors Fund, and The Trevor Project.
     
    For more information on upcoming CIP events, visit ChrislsaacsonPresents.com
  • Catalina Jazz Club

    Catalina Jazz Club

    Contemporary Jazz

    The American dream came true for Catalina Popescu in October of 1986 when she and her husband Bob created a supper club devoted to serving an experience of superb eats and the shared magic of live performance. That grand experience began at the door where every night her mother Maria would greet each guest as family and share in their love of music. Housed in Hollywood and decked out in a timeless charm, the club offers a cozy ambience under sparkling stage lights garnished with its signature concoction — Jazz. The first artist to grace the stage was the masterful flutist and saxophonist Buddy Collette, and ever since then, over the past 36 years, the Catalina Jazz Club has hosted the most illustrious legends of all time — from the powerful puffers of Dizzy Gillespie to the electrified fingers of McCoy Tyner, the bubbly belt of Dee Dee Bridgewater and Lynda Carter, the flirtatious saxophone of Joshua Redman, the slick strumming of Kenny Burrell, the insane drum clinic of Steve Gadd, the romance of Steve Tyrell, and the masterclass of Mike Stern.

    For Catalina, Jazz is our way of life. It breathes pain. It knows love. It dreams hope. It bleeds courage. Whether we’re showcasing Broadway, Soul, R&B, or stand-up comedy, the lesson learned from all the greats who have serenaded our spirits is how to connect to one another. And that’s why the Catalina Jazz Club will always have a table ready for you.

    The Catalina Jazz Club has been honored by A.S.M.A.C., California Jazz Foundation, Los Angeles Jazz Society, and a City of Los Angeles Certificate of Appreciation on their 25th Anniversary, which was awarded by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the LA City Council which included then City Council member and current Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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ARTIST CIRCLE (Front Row - Limited)

- Front Row Only (limited seating) including Artist Meet & Greet

$60.00
VIP SEATING

- VIP Section (limited) with best views of Stage including Artist Meet & Greet!

$50.00
MAIN SEATING

- Seating with great view of Artist/Stage

$35.00
BAR / HIGH TOP TABLES

- Seating with good views in Bar Area (left of stage) & Back-of-House

$25.00

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Chris Isaacson Presents

JULIE BENKO: STANDBY, ME. (Broadway Leading Lady: Funny Girl, Harmony)

Wed Apr 10 2024 8:30 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Catalina Bar & Grill Hollywood CA
JULIE BENKO: STANDBY, ME. (Broadway Leading Lady: Funny Girl, Harmony)

$25.00 - $60.00 All Ages

Broadway Leading Lady and Los Angeles native, singer and actress JULIE BENKO (Funny Girl, Harmony), brings "STANDBY, ME!" to Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood! Join us...

Live! Wed, April 10th at 8:30pm. Dinner begins at 7pm.

When Julie Benko first took the stage as the standby for Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, she could not have anticipated that she would take her bow as Broadway’s newest breakout star, per The New York Times. Joined by her husband Jason Yeager on piano, Julie reflects on the journey leading to her meteoric rise, sharing songs and behind-the-scenes stories of her days understudying in Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, Spring Awakening, and more.

From Broadway classics (“People,” “Matchmaker”) to jazz standards (“Twisted”) to contemporary favorites (“What’s Gonna Happen,” "I Dreamed A Dream,") Standby, Me offers an evening of spectacular vocals, theatrical lore, and inspiration for all the greatest stars-to-be. 

Tickets: $25-$35, Artist Circle and VIP Seating Available. Tickets available at CatalinaJazzClub.com, or TicketWeb.com.

Catalina Jazz Club
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Proudly presented by Catalina Jazz Club & Chris Isaacson Presents. 

*Two Item Minimums apply for all patrons

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

All Ages
limit 10 per person
ARTIST CIRCLE (Front Row - Limited) info
- Front Row Only (limited seating) including Artist Meet & Greet
$60.00
VIP SEATING info
- VIP Section (limited) with best views of Stage including Artist Meet & Greet!
$50.00
MAIN SEATING info
- Seating with great view of Artist/Stage
$35.00
BAR / HIGH TOP TABLES info
- Seating with good views in Bar Area (left of stage) & Back-of-House
$25.00

Delivery Method

Will Call