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Nashville's Laura Benanti Is Engaged - See Her Ring!

Laura Benanti is engaged to her boyfriend Patrick Brown, her rep confirms to JustJared.com!

The 35-year-old Nashville actress revealed the news on her Instagram account by posting a photo of herself excitedly showing off her engagement ring alongside Patrick.

“And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. ~Kahlil Gibran,” Laura captioned the photo.

Patrick posted the same picture on his account, adding, “She said yes!!! Happiest and luckiest guy in the world.”

Laura is best known to general audiences for her work on Nashville, The Good Wife, and The Sound of Music Live, though she is also a huge Broadway star who won a Tony Award back in 2008. She was previously married to musician Chris Barron from 2005-2006 and fellow actor Steven Pasquale from 2007-2013.

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Kristin Chenoweth & Helen Mirren Win Big at Drama Desks

Kristin Chenoweth and Helen Mirren show off their trophies after winning big at the 2015 Drama Desk Awards on Sunday night (May 31) in New York City.

The ladies won the awards for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and Outstanding Actress in a Play, respectively. Kristin picked up her award for On the Twentieth Century while Helen won for her work in The Audience.

Other winners included triple winner Lin-Manuel Miranda from Hamilton and You Can’t Take It With You‘s Annaleigh Ashford.

Also in attendance at the event were Skylight‘s Carey Mulligan, host Laura Benanti, Hand to God‘s Marc Kudisch, Finding Neverland‘s Laura Michelle Kelly and Carolee Carmello, Fun Home‘s Sydney Lucas, Something Rotten‘s Brian d’Arcy James and Christian Borle, as well as Jessie Mueller and Andrew Rannells.

FYI: Kristin is wearing a Jonathan Simkhai dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Eva Fehren jewelry. Jessie is wearing a Randi Rahm dress. Carey is wearing a Balenciaga dress. Helen is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana dress.

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Ansel Elgort & Helen Mirren Find 'Neverland' on Broadway!

Ansel Elgort and Helen Mirren hit the red carpet while attending the opening night performance of Broadway’s new musical Finding Neverland on Wednesday (April 15) at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre in New York City.

The two stars were joined at the event by Laura Benanti, Bryan Cranston (and wife Robin Dearden), Justin Bartha, and Helen‘s hubby Taylor Hackford.

Finding Neverland is the musical version of the 2004 Johnny Depp movie of the same name, which tells the story of author J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family that helped inspire Peter Pan.

The show is selling out on Broadway every night (and we loved it when we saw it) so make sure to pick up your tickets now while you still can!

FYI: Helen is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana outfit and handbag.

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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.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Laura Benanti playing Supergirl’s mom?

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.

Click inside for the rest of the videos… More Here! »

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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