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Laura & Linda Benanti

The Story Goes On

Daniels Pavilion

Image of Laura and Linda Benanti in a promotional portrait
© Alexa Brown
Image of Laura and Linda Benanti in a promotional portrait
© Alexa Brown
Image of Laura and Linda Benanti in a promotional portrait
© Alexa Brown
Mar 24, 5:00pm – Mar 24, 7:30pm
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Laura & Linda Benanti

The Story Goes On


Touching and humorous, this one-of-a-kind show is a musical journey through the special relationship between a mother and daughter. Tony Award winner Laura Benanti and her mother, Broadway veteran Linda Benanti, tell their delightful story in a memorable evening in Daniels Pavilion.

Laura & Linda Benanti

Laura & Linda Benanti


After a 35-year retirement from performing, Linda Benanti returns to the stage co-headlining concerts with her daughter Laura Benanti. Linda left performing in 1982 in order to dedicate more time to motherhood. She and her husband Sal raised daughters Laura and Marielle to be active and engaged in the arts, sports, their schools, church and community.

After transitioning out of performing, Linda began teaching in Manhattan for her mentor Keith Davis, who encouraged her to open her own studio. There she worked with notable Broadway performers and aspiring singers, some of whom are well known today. Once they moved from the city, Linda opened her still-flourishing voice studio in Kinnelon, New Jersey, where she continues to teach along with her associate teachers.

Linda’s last show was the 1981 revival of Brigadoon. Before that, she was in the national tour of The Odyssey with Yul Brynner, which came to Broadway as the short-lived Home Sweet Homer. Some of her favorite Off-Broadway and regional roles include The Girl in The Fantastics, Guinevere in Camelot, Marion in The Music Man, Anne in A Little Night Music, Nanette in No, No, Nanette, Maria in Call Me Madam, Mary in The Drunkard, Ella in The Bells are Ringing, Sarah in Guys and Dolls, Amy in Where’s Charley? and Polly in The Three Penny Opera. During that period, she also appeared in numerous television commercials and voice overs. Her new favorite role is Nana to Laura’s daughter, Ella Rose!

Linda is so grateful for the joy-filled gift of performing with her daughter, Laura, who is brilliantly talented and an all-around incredible human being.

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