Laura Benanti to Record EP of Songs From My Fair Lady

Playbill Universe   Laura Benanti to Record EP of Songs From My Fair Lady
 
The Tony winner currently leads the cast of Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of the Lerner and Loewe musical.
Laura Benanti in <i>My Fair Lady</i>
Laura Benanti in My Fair Lady Joan Marcus

Songs from My Fair Lady, a four-track EP capturing Laura Benanti's performance as Eliza Doolittle in Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-nominated revival, will be available at the Vivian Beaumont Theater June 4, with a wide digital and physical release set for June 14. Benanti has recorded her takes on the character's signature songs: "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Just You Wait," and "Show Me."

The special album, produced by David Lai and Ted Sperling, is currently available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com.

Benanti, a 2008 Tony winner for her performance in Gypsy, took over the role from the production's Tony-nominated original star Lauren Ambrose in October of last year, and is scheduled to remain with the production to its scheduled July 7 closing performance.

<i>Songs From My Fair Lady</i> Album Cover
Songs From My Fair Lady Album Cover Broadway Records

Benanti and her Henry Higgins, Harry Hadden-Paton, lead a cast that includes Christian Dante White as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Alexander Gemignani as Alfred P. Doolittle, Rosemary Harris as Mrs. Higgins, Allan Corduner as Colonel Pickering, Linda Mugleston as Mrs. Pearce, and Clarke Thorell as Professor Zoltan Karpathy.

Rounding out the company are Cameron Adams, Shereen Ahmed, Mark Aldrich, Kerstin Anderson, Becca Ayers, Barbara Jo Bednarczuk, Rebecca Eichenberger, SuEllen Estey, Christopher Faison, Hannah Florence, Steven Trumon Gray, Adam Grupper, Michael Halling, Joe Hart, Mary Claire King, Michael X. Martin, Lauralyn McClelland, Justin Lee Miller, Rommel Pierre O’Choa, Keven Quillon, JoAnna Rhinehart, Lance Roberts, Blair Ross, Brian Shepard, Samantha Sturm, Sarah Quinn Taylor, Matt Wall, Michael Williams, and Lee Zarrett.

The show is choreographed by Christopher Gattelli and has sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, sound design by Marc Salzberg, and music direction by Ted Sperling.

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