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Odds & Ends: Viola Davis Returns to the Stage, Laura Benanti Battles Bullies, Donna Murphy Judges & More

Odds & Ends: Viola Davis Returns to the Stage, Laura Benanti Battles Bullies, Donna Murphy Judges & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Viola Davis...For One Night Only!
Two-time Tony winner and Oscar nominee Viola Davis will return to the stage for a one-night-only reading of Intimate Apparel on June 15. Davis appeared in the off-Broadway premiere production of the show in 2004, and will reunite with fellow original cast ...

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Our Most Happy Fella Video Will Make You Feel Warm All Over (and Make Laura Benanti Roll Her Eyes)

Our Most Happy Fella Video Will Make You Feel Warm All Over (and Make Laura Benanti Roll Her Eyes)

Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson & Laura Benanti are headlining the Encores! staging of The Most Happy Fella. We caught up with the talented cast in rehearsal for the show.

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Abbondanza! First Look at Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson & the Cast of The Most Happy Fella at Encores!

Abbondanza! First Look at Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson & the Cast of The Most Happy Fella at Encores!
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Click for production photos of The Most Happy Fella at Encores! starring Shuler Hensley, Laura Benanti and Cheyenne Jackson. See them in the new revival from April 2 through 6 at New York City Center.

In Rehearsal: The Most Happy Fella with Shuler Hensley, Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson & More!

In Rehearsal: The Most Happy Fella with Shuler Hensley, Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson & More!

Broadway.com stops by for a rehearsal with The Most Happy Fella at City Center Encores! featuring Shuler Hensley, Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson, Heidi Blickenstaff & Jay Armstrong Johnson.

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Watch Laura Benanti Discuss The Most Happy Fella and Her Absent Black Onesie

Watch Laura Benanti Discuss The Most Happy Fella and Her Absent Black Onesie

Stage and screen star Laura Benanti stopped by CBS New York’s The Couch on March 24 to discuss her album In Constant Search for the Right Kind of Attention: Live at 54 Below, her roles in Nurse Jackie and The Good Wife and her upcoming performance in the New York City Center Encores! production of The Most Happy ...

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Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Host the Drama Desk Awards

Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Host the Drama Desk Awards

Tony and Drama Desk award winner Laura Benanti will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards on June 1 at The Town Hall. Nominations will be announced on April 25.

"I am thrilled to bring my particular brand of idiocy to what is usually a very classy affair,” said The Sound of Music Live! star in a statement, adding ...

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Tony Winner Laura Benanti Picks a Dubious Man To Be The Good Wife To!

Tony Winner Laura Benanti Picks a Dubious Man To Be The Good Wife To!

Tony winner Laura Benanti is to guest star in The Good Wife. According to TVGuide.com she’ll appear as the new fiancée of Lockhart/Gardner client—and wife killer—Colin Sweeney, played by Dylan Baker.

Executive Producer of the show Michelle King says that Benanti is “beautifully suited for Colin Sweeney.” OK that’s all very well and ...

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Odds & Ends: Lea! Benanti! Adam Shankman to Direct Hair! Cumming on Cabaret!

Odds & Ends: Lea! Benanti! Adam Shankman to Direct Hair! Cumming on Cabaret!

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Adam Shankman to Direct and Choreograph Hair in Hollywood
From Hairspray to Hair! Adam Shankman is to direct and choreograph the previously reported production of the iconic '60s musical Hair at the Hollywood Bowl August 1 and 2. Shankman’s directing and choreographing credits include the film adaptations ...

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Broadway Babe Cheyenne Jackson to Bring Music of the Mad Men Era to Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall

Broadway Babe Cheyenne Jackson to Bring Music of the Mad Men Era to Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall

When you're throwing a party, you've gotta invite Cheyenne Jackson! The Broadway star, along with Emmy winner Jane Lynch and Rebecca Romijn, will bring his Music of the Mad Men Era concert to L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall on April 26. Jackson and his special guests will sing lounge music from the ‘50s and ‘60s accompanied ...

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Laura Benanti on Avoiding ‘Emotional Diarrhea' & Her Suggestions For NBC’s Next Live Musical

Laura Benanti on Avoiding ‘Emotional Diarrhea' & Her Suggestions For NBC’s Next Live Musical

Broadway fans have been singing the praises of Tony winner Laura Benanti for years, but after her hilariously shady, side-eye-filled portrayal of Baroness Elsa on NBC’s The Sound of Music, the Tony winner now has a whole new breed of fans. “I was walking in the park and a girl said to me, ‘You’re the lady from the ...

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