On January 21, theatre fans will see three familiar faces on Giada De Laurentiis’ new Food Network show Winner Cake All. During the episode, “It’s a Broadway Princess Party,” which airs at 10PM ET, two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes, Tony nominee Susan Egan, and Courtney Reed will see if the bakers can impress them with a cake fit for the cast and crew of their Broadway Princess Party concert series.
Osnes, Egan, and Reed are marking the third year of the live concert series and want a cake to mark the celebration. One baking team will win $10,000 and the honor of serving their cake.
Osnes was Tony-nominated for her performance as Cinderella in Rodgers + Hammertsein’s Cinderella on Broadway. Reed originated the role of Princess Jasmine in Broadway’s Aladdin, and Egan originated the role of Belle in Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast. The concerts feature favorites from the princess stories, plus anecdotes from the three performers about their stage time as famous princesses. The concert is a favorite at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City, and continues engagements across the country. The shows have often welcomed special guests with princess pedigrees, such as Liz Callaway, Christy Altomare, and Arielle Jacobs.
Winner Cake All is a new baking competition series, which premiered January 7. De Laurentiis and judges Damiano Carrara and Zac Young welcome four top baking teams and each episode features the baking teams competing in two rounds, including a Decoration Challenge where each team must create a unique cake topper based on the client’s theme. The panel of judges then decide which team is the first to be eliminated. In the second round, the three remaining teams take part in the Cake Challenge, where De Laurentiis introduces the client’s request for a sculpted cake for their celebration. In this episode, the trio challenge them to create a cake decoration that honors their favorite fairy tale.
Osnes and Callway have both been performers on Playbill Travel’s Broadway on the High Seas and River cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhône River 2 April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, and Broadway in the Great Northwest, Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise, will bring passengers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest from April 26–May 4, 2020. Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold out cruises: Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9, 2019) and Broadway on the High Seas: The Greek Isles (June 24–July 1, 2019). Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.