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Laura Benanti

Fake Melania Trump Offers Hilarious Rebuttal On 'Late Show'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.20.2016 | Comedy

Did the 2016 election season just find its Tina Fey? Actress/singer Laura Benanti nailed the part of Melania Trump on “The Late Show With Stephen Co...

The Laura Benanti Broadway 'Stage Door' Potion

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts
Courtney M. Soliday

Before moving on to the next interview topic, Benanti reiterated appreciation for her fans. "I wish I could do more because I genuinely enjoy the interaction ... but I have to prioritize being in the show."

For Laura Benanti, Being A 'Feminist With A Capital F' Has Paid Off

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.16.2016 | Women

If Laura Benanti had her way, everyone would proudly call themselves a feminist. In 2015, Benanti directed her "Nashville" co-star, Connie Britton, an...

'She Loves Me:' The Muscle of Melody

Barry Singer | Posted 03.31.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

Melody can really lift a musical. We tend to forget that today, as we savor shows where the heavy lifting is done by the flying winches or the maxed-out sonic levels or the puppets or the Mormons or the hooks, the beats, the rhymes.

Thoughts on Broadway's Current and Next Spring

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

In terms of musicals, there are two that have opened already this spring, the Roundabout revival of She Loves Me and the jukebox musical Disaster!

She Loves Me: How Sweet It Is

Danny Groner | Posted 03.17.2016 | New York
Danny Groner

She Loves Me does more than just ward off the haters; it's a lovely and gentle reminder that Broadway has always packed the same punch and has long been a reliable vehicle for consistent, unwavering beauty.

Aisle View: Musical Candy Box

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.17.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

If you like your shows with glorious music in the air and a dollop of schlag atop the café viennois, you are sure to float away from your visit to She Loves Me on a silver-laced cloud.

'Supergirl' Villain, Laura Benanti, Flies Back to Broadway and Wins

Steve Schonberg | Posted 03.14.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Publicity Photo / Laura Benanti Recently, Laura Benanti, 36, threatened the world on CBS' Supergirl as the title character's conflicted aunt, General...

I Had a Dream: An Encores! Wish List

Kevin Winkler | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts
Kevin Winkler

Instead of getting depressed about how they don't write 'em like they used to, here's an even dozen shows from the era of Chicago up through the '00s that Encores! might consider in the future.

'Supergirl' Is The Feminist Superhero We've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.28.2015 | Women

"Supergirl" has all the elements of a mainstream superhero show: a kickass dreamy lead with a daffy alter-ego, capable and funny sidekicks, a potentia...

Connie Britton Reveals Her Best Beauty Secret... Feminism!

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.09.2015 | Women

"Nashville" star and general goddess Connie Britton knows the key to true beauty. And in a new video, she's finally willing to share it with the world...

Spring Broadway Entry Shuffle Along -- a Revival?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

The new release does indeed make the show sound more like a revival with some bonus extras. There are three possible explanations I can think of for this change in slant.

Curtis M. Wong

Laura Benanti Is Dreaming About Meeting A Laura Benanti Drag Queen

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On June 14, Laura Benanti will hit the stage with the Boston Gay Men's Chorus at Boston's Symphony Hall, offering vestiges of her best-known Broadway roles as well as some tunes that appeared on her 2013 live album, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention."

Cheeky Chat with Laura Benanti: Theater Awards, TV's "Supergirl," Playground Fights and More!

Steve Schonberg | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

On Sunday, May 31, TONY Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, NBC's "The Sound of Music Live," ABC's "Nashville"), who most recently headlined the Radio City Music Hall Spring Spectacular with Derek Hough, will take the stage at NYC's Town Hall as host for the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards.

Gloria Estefan Celebrates Her Freedom, Honors Her Dad

Steve Schonberg | Posted 05.20.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

On Sunday, May 24, Grammy winning pop megastar Gloria Estefan will join an impressive line up of performers for PBS' National Memorial Day concert on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

'Fault In Our Stars' Heartthrob Reveals Why He's A Devoted LGBT Rights Advocate

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ansel Elgort, Laura Benanti and Bryan Cranston were among the many celebrities who spoke out in defense of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...

Another Op'ning: The Blue Carpet at Finding Neverland

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.15.2015 | New York
Cara Joy David

There is nothing like the electricity present on a Broadway opening night. Those in attendance at film premieres often say the audience feels charged. In the theater, the actors have a chance to pick up on that. That energy impacts them on the stage.

Aisle View: Spring Spectacular

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Since the place was reborn in 1979 under the direction of the new Radio City Musical Hall Productions, the Spring Spectacular has been reliably perky, friendly, and leaning towards mass-market bland.

Laura Benanti Tries Her Hand At Being A Rockette In This Hilarious Clip

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.19.2015 | Arts

Laura Benanti is a Tony Award-winning actress, singer and social media maven, but things don't go entirely according to plan when she tries out the sl...

Broadway Star Laura Benanti Debuts a Holiday Comedy Video

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

"I am convinced that most people do not grow up... what we do is mostly grow old," said Maya Angelou. Actually, just ask actress Laura Benanti about w...

A First Look At Radio City's New York Spring Spectacular

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts

Whoopi Goldberg and Laura Benanti are just two of the bold-faced names lending their talents to Radio City's New York Spring Spectacular, set to debut...

Let Her Entertain You: Laura Benanti Does It All

Josh Getlin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Josh Getlin

Good luck finding a thread in the dizzying mix of Laura Benanti's career, which also includes cabaret performances, concerts, recordings and films.

Bullied 'My Little Pony' Fan Gets Unique Musical Tribute

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Some of Broadway's most beloved voices will harmonize in honor of an 11-year-old North Carolina boy who attempted suicide earlier this year after repo...

First Nighter: Encores! Most Happy Fella Mostly Happy

David Finkle | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Frank Loesser disliked repeating himself. When he produced book, music and lyrics for The Most Happy Fella in 1956, he decided to go operatic. Not all the way, but more than he ever had before -- "My Time of Day" from Guys and Dolls, notwithstanding.

Social Media Alive With The Sound of Music on NBC

Eden Lane | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Eden Lane

Not everyone seemed to share my excitement.  At least not in a positive way.  Twitter and Facebook seemed to explode with negative comments before the first commercial break.