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BWW TV Exclusive: 'GYPSY' Laura Benanti Joins the Celebrated Portrait Walls at Sardi's

Laura Benanti, a 2008 Tony Nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as 'Louise' in Gypsy, had her caricature unveiled at the world famous Sardi's Restaurant on Tuesday June 3rd, 2008. Laura's likeness joined the celebrated ranks of Broadway royalty who have been honored with a caricature on the famous walls of Sardi's. BroadwayWorld.com was there to catch all the fun as she was cheered on by family, friends and her Gypsy co-stars!

Laura Benanti's other Broadway credits include Julia in The Wedding Singer; a 2003 Outer Critics Circle nomination for her role in the revival of Nine opposite Antonio Banderas; and Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and L.A. Ovation Award nominations, for her role as Cinderella in Into the Woods.  She received her first Tony Award nomination in Swing!, and made her Broadway debut at the age of 18 as Maria in The Sound of Music, opposite Richard Chamberlain.  Her Off-Broadway credits include Time and Again for the Manhattan Theatre Club and Wonderful Town for City Center's Encores! series.  Benanti performed the role of Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera House and starred as Perdita in the Williamstown Theatre Festival's production of The Winter's Tale. Film credits include Tina in Take the Lead and Princess Alexandra in Falling for Grace. Her television credits include a recurring role on the ABC series "Eli Stone."  She was also a series regular on FX's critically acclaimed series "Starved."  Laura lives in Manhattan with her husband, actor Steven Pasquale and continues to study voice with her mother, Linda Benanti. For More information visit www.LauraBenanti.com.

GYPSY, the musical fable suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, is written by three legendary theatrical giants. The book is by two-time Tony Award winning legend Arthur Laurents, with music by two-time Tony Award winner Jule Styne and lyrics by multiple Tony Award winner Stephen Sondheim. The 1959 blockbuster, originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, boasts a legendary score with such classic songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Rose's Turn" and "Some People."

Tickets for GYPSY are $117.00 - $42.00 and are available through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or www.telecharge.com or by visiting the St. James Theatre box office. Premium seating is available. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

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