Swing! star Laura Benanti participates in AOL's "Culturefinder's Meet-the-Pros Celebrity Chat Series" on Monday, April 17, at 9 PM. The Swing! star's chat can be reached at CultureFinder.Com, or Keyword: EXC on America Online. The AOL series is described by productions sources as "an educational online community dedicated to the arts." In the past, AOL's guests have included Marin Mazzie, Luciano Pavarotti and Keith Lockhart. A transcript of the chat will be posted on CultureFinder's AOL and web sites.
The recipient of Paper Mill Playhouse's first Rising Star Award for Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Benanti is a featured singer in Broadway's Swing! Benanti made her Broadway debut as Maria in The Sound of Music opposite Richard Chamberlain, and appeared in the Paper Mill Playhouse productions of Jane Eyre and Man of La Mancha.
Swing! plays at the St. James Theatre, 246 West 44th Street. For show information or tickets call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or 1 (800) 432-7250.