Laura Benanti as Fosca in Times Square

indytallguy
Featured Actor
joined:7/13/08
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
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
If you refuse to pay her for the photo, she coughs on you.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
So I guess you would have gotten coughed on.

A lot.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Oh, and that video is A-MAZING.
bwayboy22
Stand-by
joined:5/9/12
There are words to describe the brilliance of this video. My new favorite show!
iflip4musicals
Broadway Star
joined:11/30/06
She is so great, I loved it!
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HBP
Broadway Star
joined:6/2/05
That was amazing.
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
I love the way she says to those guys "you know in real life, I'm actually pretty hot". And she ain't lyin'.

Updated On: 1/8/14 at 12:29 AM
sephyr
Featured Actor
joined:11/21/10
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!
HorseTears
Broadway Legend
joined:3/25/05
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.





Laura B.
Updated On: 1/8/14 at 05:23 AM
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
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!
Updated On: 1/8/14 at 07:45 AM
promisespromises2
Broadway Star
joined:5/23/13
She is fricken hilarious. Her and Susan Blackwell just need to make a show together forever.
Musicaldudepeter
Broadway Star
joined:3/18/10
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.
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Great video, and Laura is so fantastic.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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SporkGoddess
Broadway Legend
joined:7/27/05
This was cute! I always saw her more as Clara though.
Jimmy, what are you doing here in the middle of the night? It's almost 9 PM!
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
She looks and sounds exactly like Julianne Nicholson in "Masters of Sex."
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
"Wow she is really campaigning to play Fosca... Clearly her dream role."

That was what you took away from the video?
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
I thought it was a message to ABC to bring back "The Mole"
trentsketch
Broadway Legend
joined:6/25/09
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.
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
I want a Fosca action figure ... or a bumper sticker ... or a Passion lunchbox.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Just show up in Times Square with your dance belt and a tube of Chap-Stik, basically.
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
Reginald Tresilian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/08
If I ran into Laura Benanti wandering around Times Square dressed as Fosca, I'd lose my sh*t.
someone.else's.story2
Leading Actor
joined:3/18/07
Seriously though, I'm not sure she would make a good Fosca
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theaterfan862
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/10
Reginald I second that! She is perfection and I don't know how I could keep it together!
doodlenyc
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/04
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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DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
I love her sense of humor!
Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany

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