New York Times has an excellent article about Laura Benanti, a Tony Award nominee who is currently starring in 'Gypsy' with Patti LuPone. Laura first caught my eye when I heard her on the 'Into the Woods' recording. Unfortunately, I was never able to see the show when it was still on Broadway.
But two years ago, at the height of my Stephen Lynch obsession, I went to see Laura (and Stephen) at 'The Wedding Singer'. Not only was I engulfed with the '80s tribute musical, both Stephen's and Laura's voices instantaneously became embedded in my iPod for months to come. So is there any doubt I'm going to try to catch her in 'Gypsy' before it goes away? You can also catch Laura on upcoming episodes of 'Eli Stone'. (NYT)