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Nashville's Laura Benanti Will Play Supergirl's Mom in New Pilot

Laura Benanti has just landed a hot new television role – the part of Supergirl‘s mom in the upcoming CBS pilot!

The 35-year-old actress will play “Alura Zor-El, the birth mother of Kara (Melissa Benoist). A strong noblewoman, Alura sends Kara to Earth to escape Krypton’s destruction. Her wisdom and guidance echoes across space and time, proving invaluable on Kara’s journey toward becoming Supergirl,” according to Deadline.

Laura is a Tony Award-winning actress who is currently recurring on the country music series Nashville. She will soon star in the Radio City Spring Spectacular, starting performances on March 12.

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Nashville's Connie Britton & Laura Benanti Hit Up Kellie Pickler's 'Hear The Music, See The World' Show

Connie Britton poses alongside Kellie Pickler while attending her Hear The Music, See The World concert at Four Points By Sheraton on Saturday (August 23) in Brentwood, Tenn.

The 47-year-old Nashville star was also joined at the event by Nurse Jackie actress Laura Benanti.

Earlier in the month, Connie donned a flashy top while shooting her ABC show on Good Morning America with guest star Luke Bryan in New York City.

In case you missed it, watch her complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

FYI: Connie is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana top, J Brand jeans, and Gucci shoes.

10+ pictures inside of Laura Benanti and Connie Britton at the show… More Here! »

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Broadway Does the Ice Bucket Challenge! Watch Idina Menzel, Laura Benanti, & More (Videos)

The stars of Broadway have been participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and we’ve been loving their videos.

Most recently, Broadway star Idina Menzel uploaded her video outside of the stage door of her current show If/Then.

Laura Benanti and Lea Salonga are two other theater ladies who uploaded challenges.

Casts of major Broadway shows have also participated including Newsies, Once, The Book of Mormon, Les Miserables, and The Lion King!

Check out Idina Menzel‘s ice bucket challenge below.

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Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, & Bryan Cranston Win Big at Drama Desk Awards 2014!

Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, and Bryan Cranston show off their shiny new trophies in the press room at the 2014 Drama Desk Awards on Sunday evening (June 1) in New York City.

Also joining the trio in the press room were fellow winners, The Glass Menagerie‘s Celia Keenan-Bolger and Aladdin‘s James Monroe Iglehart. Congrats to all the winners! Also attending the show that evening was the host Laura Benanti and Audra‘s husband Will Swenson.

Next week is the 2014 Tony Awards on June 8 – be sure to stay tuned to JustJared.com for all the Broadway updates!

15+ pictures inside of the winners of the 2014 Drama Desk AwardsMore Here! »

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Broadway's 'Aladdin' Brings Out the Celebs on Opening Night!

Tina Fey hits the appropriately purple carpet at the opening night of the brand new Broadway musical of Aladdin on Thursday (March 20) at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City.

Also showing up to support the show that evening were Broadway greats Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson, Sierra Boggess, Sherie Rene Scott, Laura Michelle Kelly, Heidi Blickenstaff, Merle Dandridge, Corey Cott, and Michael Arden.

Aladdin has so far sold out every single performance so make sure to visit AladdintheMuscial.com right now and get your tickets before they are all gone!

20+ pictures inside of Tina Fey and others attending the opening night performance… More Here! »

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'Sound of Music Live' Ratings: NBC's Biggest Thursday in 4 Years!

The Sound of Music Live airing last night (December 5) delivered amazing ratings for the NBC network, resulting in NBC’s best Thursday night in four years, excluding sports airings.

The live musical version of the hit musical The Sound of Music brought in 18.5 million viewers and a 4.6 rating among adults 18-49. This rating was the best adult demo since the ER finale in 2009 and the best Thursday night viewing since the Frasier finale in 2004, according to EW.

The Sound of Music Live starred Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, and Laura Benanti.

In case you missed it, check out all the performances here.

DID YOU WATCH the Sound of Music Live??

'Sound of Music Live' - Watch All Performance Videos HERE!

Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer brought The Sound of Music Live into the homes of millions of people tonight (December 5) and now you can watch all of the performance videos right here!

The show, which also starred Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, and Laura Benanti, aired live as a three-hour special on NBC.

LISTEN: Full soundtrack for The Sound of Music Live!

After you have watched the special, make sure to chime in with your favorite moments from the show and also vote in our poll below.

One of our favorite moments was definitely Audra‘s emotional “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”!

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