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Laura Benanti to Tackle 'Fever,' 'Witchcraft,' and More on THE PLAYBOY CLUB

Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti's NBC series The Playboy Club debuted last week, and the Broadway veteran will continue to exercise her vocal chops throughout the rest of the season, according to ETOnline. Benanti told ET: "I sing In the Mood, Fever, The Lady is a Tramp, Witchcraft and a few others. I sing a lot [laughs]. It's hard work, to act and sing, but it makes me miss doing theater a little bit less because I still get to perform. It's nerve-wracking though because these are songs that everybody knows so I just hope I'm not terrible at it."

To read the full interview, click here.

From Academy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer, "The Playboy Club" is a provocative new drama about a time and place that challenged the social mores, where a visionary entrepreneur created an empire and an icon changed American culture. It's the early '60s, and the legendary Playboy Club in Chicago is the door to all of your fantasies -- and the key is the most sought-after status symbol of its kind.

Inside the seductive world of the bunny, the epitome of beauty and service, the clientele rubs shoulders with the decade's biggest mobsters, politicos and entertainers. Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian, "CSI: Miami") is one of the city's top attorneys and the ultimate playboy, rubbing elbows with everyone in the city's power structure. With mysterious ties to the mob, Nick comes to the aid of Maureen (Amber Heard, "Zombieland"), the stunning and innocent new bunny who accidentally kills the leader of the Bianchi crime family. Dating Nick is Carol-Lynne (Laura Benanti, "Take the Lead"), a bombshell and established star at the club who knows her days as a bunny are numbered and finds herself continually at odds with Billy (David Krumholtz, "Numb3rs"), the club's general manager.

Benanti was last seen on Broadway in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, for which she received a Tony nomination and a Drama Desk Award, among others. She is a previous Tony winner for Gypsy.

 

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