Congratulations, Britta!

June 30, 2011

The New York Post website reported today that Britta Lazenga will marry her fiance, Hollywood producer Ryan Kavanaugh, next week "in a celebrity-packed ceremony in Capri," according to the paper's sources. Ryan proposed to Britta earlier this year at the Super Bowl in Dallas.

Ryan Kavanaugh is an American film producer and entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Relativity Media. His producing credits include dozens of films including Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Charlie Wilson's War, and the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.

According to the Post, the wedding guest list is a secret, but is expected to include many Hollywood power players and stars. The Post report says that among the friends accompanying Kavanaugh on his bachelor party vacation in May were Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper.

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Dirty DancingWhat they are saying about
Britta Lazenga in Dirty Dancing

May 14, 2009

Britta is currently in Los Angeles playing the role of Penny in the Broadway-bound stage production of Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage. Britta first performed the role of Penny in the Toronto production and then brought the role to the U.S. premiere at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre. From Chicago, she moved on to Boston and is now performing at the Pantages Theater for the Los Angeles engagement of the show.

Britta's performances onstage have consistently received rave reviews. Read what theater critics are saying about this beautiful and talented actress' performance in Dirty Dancing:

"The show will probably get repeat business thanks to Britta Lazenga, who plays Johnny's leggy dance partner, Penny. ... After dancing for years with the Joffrey Ballet, she is distractingly talented." Chicago Sun-Times
"Ballerina Britta Lazenga can be mind-blowing as bad-girl Penny." The Week
"There's one luminous performance that rises above everything else in sight. Britta Lazenga's Penny is a delight. A star dancer with Chicago's Joffrey Ballet, she has a natural ability to speak her often cliched lines with truth. She dances like a dream, looks like a million bucks and outclasses everyone else on the Royal Alexandra stage." The Hamilton Spectator
"Milwaukee-born Britta Lazenga, who plays the troubled dance instructor Penny, dazzled at the sneak preview, stretching one of her long gams onto the shoulder of Simons during a dance number with ease." The Canadian Press
"...the stunning former Joffrey Ballet dancer (and good actress) Britta Lazenga as Penny..." Chicago Tribune
"In a strong and massive cast, standouts include Britta Lazenga as the ill-fated dancer Penny ..." LA Weekly