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'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 po...

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...

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 | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay 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 05.28.2015 | 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 05.22.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | Gay 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 04.24.2014 | Gay 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. 

Carrie Underwood and Company Shine on the New Cast Album for NBC's Live Sound of Music

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

I expect to enjoy the telecast because the cast album is not only promising, it's frequently stunning, thanks to Ms. Underwood's vocal grace and mezzo timbre -- the role was composed for a mezzo -- and superior support from Audra McDonald as the Mother Abbess.

Brave New World: The Tempest's Dancing Youngsters

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

There was an infectious spirit at the Public Theater's free Public Works' production of The Tempest -- so much of it was joyous it was hard not to just go with it.

FIRST LOOK: Carrie Underwood Takes On Iconic Role

Posted 09.16.2013 | TV

"The Sound of Music" has added Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle to its cast. Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer lead the NBC musical ...

Different Strokes for Different Folks

George Heymont | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new works for voice written by two contemporary American composers to be performed in two theatres located two blocks away from each other. No matter what lens one uses to compare these works it's crystal clear that one has a bright future ahead of it while the other does not.

Watch Stars Mock Their Canceled Shows At The Tonys

Posted 06.10.2013 | TV

Many Broadway stars have made the transition to TV recently, but for the majority of them, it didn't exactly work out. At Sunday night's 2013 Tony ...

Broadway Star Makes 'Frankenstein Monsters'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Years ago, when her roommate came home one day sobbing, Laura Benanti comforted her the only way she knew how – with a song. B...

Maggie Furlong

'Go On' Cast On Grief Comedy & Working With Matthew Perry | Maggie Furlong | Posted 09.11.2012 | TV

"Go On" re-aired its premiere episode last night, and tonight marks the show's official premiere with Episode 2, "He Got Game, She Got Cats" (premiere...

Maggie Furlong

Fall TV 2012: 13 Fresh Faces To Watch This TV Season | Maggie Furlong | Posted 08.23.2012 | TV

Fall TV is coming, and there are plenty of fresh faces to get excited about seeing each week. From superheroes like "Arrow" star Stephen Amell to ...

The Tonys and Other Theater Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When they get their statues and say how much they love being part of the theater community, believe them. The love is real, the people genuinely grounded by the work.