Gay Fan Fave Laura Benanti on Being “Supergirl” Villain, and Saying No to Shame

On the Broadway stage, she’s played roles in “Swing,” “Into the Woods” and “Nine,” and won a Tony for “Gypsy.”  She’s performed in several World AIDS Day concerts over the years to the delight of her gay fan base. And TV audiences will know her from roles on the short-lived “Playboy Club,” playing Elsa Schraeder […]

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NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ Adds Trio to Cast

By Tim Kenneally NBC’s live production of “The Sound of Music” has cast Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle, the network said Monday. Five-time Tony winner McDonald (“Porgy and Bess,” “A Raisin in the Sun”) will play Mother Abbess in the production, which will air Dec. 5. Benanti, whose credits include “Law & Order: […]

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NBC Picks Up New Matthew Perry Comedy Series

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Matthew Perry officially has a new NBC series. The former “Friends” star’s comedy pilot, “Go On,” has been picked up as a series by the network, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TheWrap. On the show, written and executive-produced by “Friends” alum Scott Silveri, Perry will play “an […]

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Check Out ‘Playboy Club’ Star on the Cover of Playboy

This fall, bunny worlds will collide. You knew this marketing ploy was coming: Laura Benanti, one of the star’s of the upcoming 1960s-set series “The Playboy Club,” announced in July she’ll be on the cover of October’s Playboy magazine, and the issue is finally here. Even sexier, it’s at a super-sixties special price of just […]

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Pilot News: Michael Chiklis’ Super Role And More

‘The Shield’s Michael Chiklis will tap into his other famous alter ego, ‘Fantastic Four’s Ben Grimm, as the patriarch of ‘No Ordinary Family,’ ABC’s drama pilot about a clan whose members possess special abilities. Greg Berlanti (‘Dirty Sexy Money’) is producing. In other pilot casting news, courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter: • Jennifer Finnigan (‘Close […]

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