Laura Benanti Coaches You How to Be Her — Side-Eye, Quirky Face and Tears! (Video) | Playbill

News Laura Benanti Coaches You How to Be Her — Side-Eye, Quirky Face and Tears! (Video) Although Laura Benanti can't be in attendance at tonight's #SOBLESSED Live! concert, her best friend Chelsea Nachman can! Watch as Benanti coaches Nachman how to be her — training her in side-eye, quirky face and tears for her debut at 54 Below.

Hosted by Lesli Margherita (Matilda), the 9:30 PM concert features performances by Nachman (as Benanti), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Chris McCarrell (Les Misérables), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde, AEA president), Alex Wyse (Deaf West's Spring Awakening), Adam Kaplan (Newsies) and "more awesome people."

The evening is music-directed by Drew Wutke.

Watch as Nachman prepares!


Presented like a drinking game set within an audition room, #SOBLESSED Live!, according to press notes, "tells the story of the modern day working (or non-working) actor living in New York. From college and pounding the pavement, all the way to Broadway and back on Funemployment, several actors will share their unique stories from their experiences in the business, paired with songs. It's like A Chorus Line, without the serious stuff or the 1970s. There's also literally an interactive drinking game with prizes."

Annoying Actor Friend began as a parody Twitter account (@Actor_Friend) spoofing social media behavior and later went on to publish "#SOBLESSED," a satirical tell-all describing the life of the modern-day actor in New York City. "#SOBLESSED" became the Amazon #1 best-selling theatre book on its first day of sale.

54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a $25-$55 cover charge plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or click here.

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