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LAURA BENANTI RELEASES ‘CIGARETTES AND CHOCOLATE MILK’ AND ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

We are so excited to share that LAURA BENANTI announces the release of her self-titled debut album Laura Benanti, out Friday, October 23.  Available to preorder now, the 11-track album features the versatile artist performing a mix of covers both classic and contemporary, breathing new spirit into everything from modern pop songs to jazz-influenced ballads.  Making its debut today alongside album preorder is her fresh new take on Rufus Wainwright’s classic “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” – listen here

“I hope the album becomes a part of someone’s own canon,” says LAURA BENANTI of her major label debut album. “You could put it on at a dinner party or listen to it in the bath. It could speak to so many different possible moments. Across the board, the record really fulfills my desire for musical outreach. I tried to showcase some really great playing—and hopefully singing.”

ABOUT LAURA BENANTI

In the midst of an illustrious career spanning Broadway, film, and television, Tony® Award-winning actress, singer, author, and activist Laura Benanti now brings a longstanding dream to life as she gears up to release new solo music with Sony Music Masterworks.  With Broadway credits ranging from the My Fair Lady revival and Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower to She Loves Me, Laura garnered a Tony® Award in the category of “Best Featured Actress in a Musical” for the 2008 production of Gypsy—among five career nominations to date. Meanwhile, her performance in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown would be honored with the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for “Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Simultaneously, she enchanted audiences on the small screen, appearing on Younger, Supergirl, Nashville, The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie, and more in addition to films including WORTH and the upcoming Here Today.  Laura recently released a book for moms entitled “M is for MAMA (and also Merlot): A Modern Mom’s ABCs” available now on Amazon.

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