Here Comes the Bride: Benanti Returns to The Wedding Singer on Broadway Oct. 3

News   Here Comes the Bride: Benanti Returns to The Wedding Singer on Broadway Oct. 3 Laura Benanti, the co-star of Broadway's The Wedding Singer who has been on medical leave from the new musical since August, returns to the musical Oct. 3.

Laura Benanti in The Wedding Singer.
Laura Benanti in The Wedding Singer. Photo by Joan Marcus

A production spokesperson confirmed the actress will resume performances at the Hirschfeld Theatre Oct. 3.

"As you may be aware," Benanti previously wrote on her official website, "I am on medical leave from The Wedding Singer for the next four to six weeks. I want to thank the cast of The Wedding Singer (especially Tina Maddigan) and everyone who has been so kind to me and supportive during this difficult time, and I want you all to know I am doing everything I can to get healthy and get back to the show to stay!"

Tina Maddigan (Mamma Mia!) played the role of waitress Julia Sullivan in Benanti's absence.

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The Wedding Singer stars Stephen Lynch as Robbie Hart and also features Richard Blake, Kevin Cahoon, Felicia Finley, Rita Gardner, Amy Spanger and Constantine Maroulis.

The score was composed by Matthew Sklar (music) and Chad Beguelin (lyrics). Beguelin and Tim Herlihy wrote the book for the musical. The show's original cast recording hit stores June 6 on the Masterworks Broadway label.

Prior to The Wedding Singer, Laura Benanti was most recently on Broadway as Claudia in the Tony-winning revival of Maury Yeston’s Nine. She received Tony Award nominations for her performances in Swing! and the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. She was also seen in The Sound of Music, Time and Again and the City Center Encores! mounting of Wonderful Town. Benanti’s regional credits include roles in A Little Night Music, Man of La Mancha and A Winter’s Tale.

For information about The Wedding Singer, visit www.theweddingsingerthemusical.com.