Laura Benanti is tearing up the house, literally, as Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady” at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
During the song “Just You Wait,” we hear that Benanti accidentally broke a prop music stand in two.
“She never broke character, holding one half of the stand as the audience chuckled,” says a spy, who noted Catherine Zeta-Jones — in the audience with husband Michael Douglas — “was throwing her head back and laughing.”
We hear Benanti and co-star Harry Hadden-Paton, who plays Henry Higgins, kept the show going by making the snafu into a gag.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sofia Coppola have all been in the audience this week.
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