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Tony Winner Laura Benanti Talks “I Like Musicals" Song Before ‘She Loves Me’ Return

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Mar 19, 2016 08:37 AM EDT

Laura Benanti might wish she was cool, but it is her love of musicals that is holding her book. Recently, Benanti left TV to make her return to Broadway in She Loves Me. That love lead the Tony winner to write and record the song, “I Like Musicals.” In the song, Benanti steps back in time and professes her own love for musicals from the perspective of her high school self. Check out the song and what Benanti had to the say about it, in the report below.

Recently, Laura Benanti spoke with Variety about her song “I Like Musicals,” while promoting her new new musical, She Loves Me:

“I was thinking about how much I love my life, and how grateful I am. And then I was thinking, I wish I could go back in time and tell the frizzy-haired, acne, braces, hardly any friends, loving-musicals-and-not-having-anyone-to-talk-to-about-it-other-than-my-mom version of me -- I wish I could go back in time and be like, “It’s all gonna be great.” I sing the song from the place of my loser-y high school self, in efforts to reach other people who might be feeling the same way now.”

What do you think of Benanti’s comments? Were/are you that kid who loves musicals more than pop music? Don’t be afraid to come out from the curtin, we won’t judge you here.

She Loves Me is currently playing at the Roundabout’s Studio 54, located 254 West 54th St. For ticket information please visit RoundaboutTheatre.org or call (212) 719-1300.

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