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Broadway star Laura Benanti pregnant, cancels Straz Center concert in Tampa

Laura Benanti


Laura Benanti



Add this to the list of unusual reasons artists have canceled concerts in Tampa Bay.

Tony-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti has cancelled her Jan. 22 concert at the Straz Center in Tampa after announcing she is pregnant with her first child.

In a statement, the Straz Center said it's looking to reschedule Benanti's concert for a later date, and "a new cabaret performer (to be announced) will be scheduled" in her place. Click here for details.

Benanti won a Tony in 2008 for her role as Louise in Gypsy, and received her fifth Tony nomination this year for a revival of She Loves Me. She also appeared in NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, has had roles on Nashville and Supergirl and starred in a viral video from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in which she impersonated Melania Trump.

She'll only get busier with a new baby girl in her life, but maybe someday she'll make room for Tampa, too.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:53pm]


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