Laura Benanti to replace Lauren Ambrose in MY FAIR LADY

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How exciting for her!!! So happy to have tickets for late October already!

Worth noting that sheís in the role through February 17 and is performing seven times a weeks, like Ambrose did.
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I'm very happy for her. I'm less happy for my wallet since now I have to go back.

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I FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR

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Thatís wonderful. Last time I saw her was in She Loves Me when it was shown on PBS. I do hope Lincoln Center films the show while sheís in it.
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This is probably because Ambrose got cast in that Apple series directed by M Shyamalan.

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Take my money, Lincoln Center.

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I think I just sh*t my pants. I can't believe this is actually happening. TAKE. MY. MONEY.

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Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

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I think Laura will be great! I'm also thrilled that another "older" actress has been cast in the part! Proving that 39 is the new 19.

Updated On: 8/23/18 at 10:15 AM
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macnyc said: "I think Laura will be great! I'm also thrilled that another "older" actress has been cast in the part! Proving that 39 is the new 19."

And Laura still got her looks from when she was Cinderella in Into the Woods.

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Attention LCT: I loved Lauren, but with Laura coming in... FILM HER FILM HER FILM HER

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I donít think I have ever been more excited for a replacement in my entire life. This is a dream come true.
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Now thereís a reason for that new ending ... so I can buy a seat on that aisle!
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BEST CASTING NEWS OF 2018!!!!!!!!
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I know it says performances start 10/23 but thatís a Tuesday and Laura wonít be performing Tuesday... do we know if itís safe to say that Laura will be performing *that* Tuesday and not any of the others? Or would Lauraís first show be 10/24?

I saw both Kerstin and Lauren and I loved them both. Iíd just like to make sure Iím definitely dropping $$ on Benantiís Eliza, though!
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Well, I'll be darned! Good for her! I'd like to see that filmed myself. I wonder if there's any actual chance of it, outside our wishful thinking. 

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But what does Diana Rigg have to say about her 7 show week?

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Where are the naysayers who slammed Ambrose for doing 7 shows a week? Do they apply the same standard to Benanti?

I really wish it would be filmed with Ambrose in it. Her nuanced performance is a breath of fresh air that the show desperately needs if it wants to persuade the broader audience that golden age musicals are still worth going back to and digging into. Plus her nuances will translate pretty well on camera. Haven’t seen Benanti’s performance so I couldn’t say much about it, but I hope she’ll get enough time to explore the piece with Sher and the rest of the cast before going on stage.

Updated On: 8/23/18 at 10:44 AM
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I'm so happy for Laura! You're right that in the NYT article it stated Kerstin Anderson will be playing Eliza on Tuesdays... but Oct 23rd is a Tuesday.

Right now, however, Kerstin performs as Eliza on Sunday matinees.

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Well, I hope all the people who have been complaining for about a year are happy now. I wonder how many will complain about Benanti doing 7 shows a week. I bet Benanti wonít get the crap Ambrose got for it.
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Also, Harry Hadden-Paton will be away from Sept 22 to Oct 21 to film the Downton Abbey movie. It'll be interesting to see Laura Benanti and Harry Hadden-Paton on stage on Oct 23 (or 24) given they barely had time to rehearse with each other. I understand they're both professionals though and this happens all the time but still I'm curious!

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How exciting!! I donít know if Iíll be able to see this performance but I am going to try!!! If not, I really hope she gets filmed in the role!!!
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Up In One said: "Now there’s a reason for that new ending ... so I can buy a seat on that aisle!"

I was thinking the same thing...which aisle is it? Between left center/left side or between center/left center? I can't remember.

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THE ELIZA WE DESERVE IM SO EXCITED 

Updated On: 8/23/18 at 10:51 AM