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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Playboy's 1960s-Inspired October Issue On Sale For 60 Cents

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

It's a big month for Hef and the rest of the Playboy empire. A 60-cent issue, a 1960s-inspired cover, an NBC show and a marketing scheme to tie the...

Theater Review: "Women On The Verge" Of Bad

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ** out of **** At the Belasco Theatre Neither the complete train wreck some people predicted nor the fizz...

CultureZohn: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-11-05-women.jpgThough this production is Sher's handiwork, he has been exceedingly faithful to the film, both in its frothy style, a hybrid of stage and film, and its spirit.