Michael Ausiello
February 08, 2010 AT 08:37 PM EST

Ex-Eli Stone actress Laura Benanti has snagged the lead in the CBS comedy pilot Open Books, sources confirm. From Will & Grace scribe Gail Lerner, Open Books revolves around a book editor (Benanti) and her circle of friends. Benanti, a veteran of Broadway, earned a 2008 Tony Award for Gypsy.

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