Playboy Club Star Poses for - Yep - Playboy

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.

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13 Comments
  1. Sheldon W. says:

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

  2. Steph says:

    Glad to see the phenomenally talented Benanti getting some exposure, so to speak.

  3. lee says:

    lol “the gentlemen’s guide to having an affair”
    oxymoron! Gentlemen and affair?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Also amusing: For a “1961” issue, what am I to make of this “Twitter” talk on the cover, and the “playboy.com” thing by the issue date?

      • Leak says:

        Also, what “new work” has there been from Philip K. Dick in the last 30 years?

      • BRETT says:

        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.

  4. I_Captain Blanco says:

    Very nice to see Benanti on the cover, but I’d really been hoping for an Amber Heard pictorial. Ah well.

  5. Vicente says:

    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.

  6. brutony says:

    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”!

  7. Brian says:

    No tits? no buy.

  8. Kirkland Fox says:

    Hey, Jonathan Ames is in this issue. A must for 60 cent.

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

  9. Kasper says:

    Promoting a Playboy show…. and no nude pics? WEAK! Makes me want to watch this even less.

  10. Sam Griese says:

    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.

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