Playboy Club Star Poses for – Yep – Playboy

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Did anybody see this one coming? Laura Benanti, the Tony-winning star of NBC’s The Playboy Club (premiering next Monday, Sept. 19), has landed on the cover of the October issue of Playboy Magazine.

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In fact, the entire issue is a big, warm, semi-chaste hug between the new, retro TV series and the “gentlemen’s” periodical, with the issue fittingly retailing for the circa-1961 price of just 60 cents.

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In addition to gracing the cover in Playboy Bunny finery, Benanti — who plays Bunny Mother Carol-Lynne on the NBC drama — also appears on the inside pages, non-nude, in a themed pictorial.

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The retro-flavored issue also offers features on the original Playboy Bunnies and the club itself, which first opened its doors in February 1960. So yes, there are articles to read. It’s not just a saying.

Comments (13)

  • Quelle surprise, non? [Pardon my sarcasm...]

    Comment by Sheldon W. – September 12, 2011 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad to see the phenomenally talented Benanti getting some exposure, so to speak.

    Comment by Steph – September 12, 2011 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • lol “the gentlemen’s guide to having an affair”
    oxymoron! Gentlemen and affair?

    Comment by lee – September 12, 2011 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Also amusing: For a “1961″ issue, what am I to make of this “Twitter” talk on the cover, and the “” thing by the issue date?

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – September 12, 2011 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Also, what “new work” has there been from Philip K. Dick in the last 30 years?

        Comment by Leak – September 12, 2011 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • In all fairness, I think the media has made this out to be an “all 1961″ issue. In my opinion, the only tie in is that it cost the same amount as it did in 1961… It’s more of a retrospective.

        Comment by BRETT – September 12, 2011 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very nice to see Benanti on the cover, but I’d really been hoping for an Amber Heard pictorial. Ah well.

    Comment by I_Captain Blanco – September 12, 2011 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show looks like a piece of crap!!!
    I like how they are keeping women quiet by going the ” powerful women” angle in the promos.
    This and PanAm looks like they are the same dumb ass show.

    Comment by Vicente – September 12, 2011 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Like who reads Playboy anymore? Or should I say, who looks at these non-nude pics? And their left-winged “Gentlemans Quaterly”? Screw them-I found something called the “internet”!

    Comment by brutony – September 12, 2011 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No tits? no buy.

    Comment by Brian – September 12, 2011 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey, Jonathan Ames is in this issue. A must for 60 cent.

    Where is the love for Bored To Death on this site?

    Comment by Kirkland Fox – September 13, 2011 12:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Promoting a Playboy show…. and no nude pics? WEAK! Makes me want to watch this even less.

    Comment by Kasper – September 15, 2011 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I downloaded the CATE APP that they mentioned in the Gentleman’s Guide to an Affair article, and that app is crazy! One of those “wish I thought of that” inventions.

    Comment by Sam Griese – October 4, 2011 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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