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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square

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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/7/14 at 10:38pm
OK, this is fun. To go along with all the other mascots in TImes Square, Laura Benanti dresses up as Fosca and seeks out people who want to have their picture taken with her.

Video from Playbill.com
Laura as Fosca
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/7/14 at 11:32pm
If you refuse to pay her for the photo, she coughs on you.
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Posted: 1/7/14 at 11:33pm
So I guess you would have gotten coughed on.

A lot.
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/7/14 at 11:33pm
Oh, and that video is A-MAZING.
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Posted: 1/7/14 at 11:43pm
There are words to describe the brilliance of this video. My new favorite show!
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Posted: 1/7/14 at 11:46pm
She is so great, I loved it!
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 12:20am
That was amazing.
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 12:29am
I love the way she says to those guys "you know in real life, I'm actually pretty hot". And she ain't lyin'.

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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 12:47am
Love this and I love her! she's hilarious!! The fact that none of those people in the TKTS line knew Stephen Sondheim was actually kind of disgraceful lol And Passion is one of my favorites, though lesser known so I could see how most people didn't know the show. However I wish she was singing a song from that show to me! She sounds amazing on those songs. I want her for the role in a future performance!
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 05:23am
God, I adore this woman. She's marvelous in dramatic roles and yet she has this wonderfully wicked kind of wacky sense of humor. I still so fondly remember her wonderful performance as Ann in A Little Night Music at LA Opera. I'd love to see her put those comedic chops back to work on Broadway. Can anyone think of a dream role for her that would tap into her comedic sensibilities? Perhaps it hasn't been written yet...

As for the video. HI-LARIOUS. Love the opening theme rap as well. Quick question, did anyone else notice the Broadway.com "Show People" theme music playing while she's shopping for a shawl? Is this some well known song? I always assumed it was music that Broadway.com commissioned. Kind of funny to hear it in a Playbill video. Also, if you haven't seen it yet, Laura's appearance at Don't Quit Your Night Job at 54 Below is very funny as well. Link below.





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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 07:45am
Laura Benanti can do no wrong in my book! I love that video and I love her!!

LOL @ "I'm rapping"

Her synopsis of the show is hilarious and she didn't lie when she said, "In real life I'm really hot". Damn right!
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 08:23am
She is fricken hilarious. Her and Susan Blackwell just need to make a show together forever.
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Posted: 1/8/14 at 08:36am
Wow she is really campaigning to play Fosca... Clearly her dream role.

I think she'd make a great Baker's Wife - that would be a role that would involve both pathos and humor for her... Plus, I think she has the presence and stature on stage to give the role the power it needs... She could rival Joanna Gleason's performance.
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Posted: 1/8/14 at 08:44am
Great video, and Laura is so fantastic.
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 10:08am
This was cute! I always saw her more as Clara though.
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 10:14am
She looks and sounds exactly like Julianne Nicholson in "Masters of Sex."
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Posted: 1/8/14 at 10:24am
"Wow she is really campaigning to play Fosca... Clearly her dream role."

That was what you took away from the video?
"Old"? What a luxury!
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 10:32am
I thought it was a message to ABC to bring back "The Mole"
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 10:39am
She told the story on Side by Side by Susan Blackwell (I think) that she used to dress up as Fosca for Halloween and trick or treat while singing Passion.
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 11:45am
I want a Fosca action figure ... or a bumper sticker ... or a Passion lunchbox.
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 11:55am
Just show up in Times Square with your dance belt and a tube of Chap-Stik, basically.
"Old"? What a luxury!
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Posted: 1/8/14 at 12:08pm
If I ran into Laura Benanti wandering around Times Square dressed as Fosca, I'd lose my sh*t.
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 01:27pm
Seriously though, I'm not sure she would make a good Fosca
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Posted: 1/8/14 at 01:43pm
Reginald I second that! She is perfection and I don't know how I could keep it together!
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Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square
Posted: 1/8/14 at 01:48pm
Sent this to my hubby to cheer him up. She is very funny, and whoever suggested she and Blackwell is right...they are very good together.
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Posted: 1/8/14 at 02:16pm
I love her sense of humor!
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