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    Bell Bundy is Legally Blonde, Opening April 29


    By Zachary Pincus-Roth
    Playbill.com
    29 Apr 2007

    Laura Bell Bundy stars in Legally Blonde.
    photo by Paul Kolnik
    Legally Blonde, the new musical based on the Amanda Brown novel and the 2001 film of the same name, opens at Broadway's Palace Theatre April 29.

    Jerry Mitchell, who won a Tony Award for choreographing La Cage aux Folles, is making his Broadway directorial debut for the new musical, which began previews April 3. Mitchell is also the choreographer on the show, which ended its out-of-town tryout at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre in February.

    Laura Bell Bundy (Hairspray, WickedBlonde cast also includes Christian Borle (Spamalot) as Emmett, Orfeh (Saturday Night Fever) as Paulette, Richard H. Blake (The Wedding Singer) as Warner, Kate Shindle (Cabaret) as Vivienne, Nikki Snelson (Off-Broadway's ) as Brooke and Tony Award winner Michael Rupert (Sweet Charity, The Happy Time, Ragtime) as Professor Callahan.
    Legally Blonde has music and lyrics by both Laurence O'Keefe (Bat Boy: The Musical, Cam Jansen and the Curse of the Emerald Elephant, Sarah, Plain and Tall) and Nell Benjamin (Cam Jansen, Sarah, Plain and Tall, The Mice) and a book by Heather Hach (the film "Freaky Friday"). James Sampliner serves as music director. Orchestrations are by Christopher Jahnke.

    The production features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller and sound design by ACME Sound Partners.

    The show is produced on Broadway by Hal Luftig, Fox Theatricals and Dori Berinstein, in association with MGM Onstage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber.
    For more information visit www.legallyblondethemusical.com.

    Orfeh and Laura Bell Bundy star in the Broadway production of Legally Blonde.
    photo by Paul Kolnik
    http://www.playbill.com/news/article/107641.html

    'Legally Blonde' Broadway-Bound - USA TODAY 4/25/06
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    Re: 'Legally Blonde' on Broadway

    WTF?!

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      My mom keeps hoping I get free ticket to this through work. So far, no luck. But we'll see.
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        surprisingly, i enjoyed the movie. dont think the musical will do it for me

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          I loved the movie, it's like my motto. But as a musical? Not for me.
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            The movie was... cute.

            Has Broadway turned into Hollywood with running out of fresh ideas?

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              I'm sure there are plenty of original ideas out there somewhere. They just aren't getting produced because the people who put up the money to make them happen want a known commodity that they think will give them a better return on the investment.



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                That's very true. Walt Disney used a similar path in utilizing exisitng source material with fairytales and adapting the storylines and characters to fit the studio's versions such as 'Snow White' and 'Cinderella'. 'Peter Pan' was certainly not an original Disney idea but it's version of it is.
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                • #9
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                  Legally Blonde
                  (Palace Theater; 1,691 seats; $111.50 top)

                  'Legally Blonde'

                  BY David Rooney
                  Variety
                  April 29, 2007

                  Omigod, Broadway totally has a new princess. In much the same way Tracy Turnblad sashayed into town in "Hairspray" or the budding "Wicked" witches touched down, Elle Woods beams in from planet Malibu via Harvard Law in "Legally Blonde," bringing girl-empowerment aplenty. While the hit 2001 MGM film was a cute premise in search of a plot, kept afloat by Reese Witherspoon's dazzling charisma, the musical trades up on the original model in both character development and infectious comedy. It may not be bulging with subtext or boast a score for the ages, but this pinksapoppin funhouse delivers exactly what it promises.

                  Working from Amanda Brown's novel and Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith's screenplay, book writer Heather Hach has added definition to the story's generic message about being true to yourself and not judging people by their packaging. As in her major previous credit, Disney's delightful 2003 "Freaky Friday" remake, Hach dispenses those life lessons with a disarmingly light touch.

                  Full review at:
                  http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117...goryid=33&cs=1
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                    Oh dear. I walked past the theatre in Times Square last month where there were pink ads emblazoned all over the building, and I shuddered. The film was surprisingly okay, but as a musical? Come on!
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                      i've heard that it is very good.






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                      • #12
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                        Seems like word of mouth is pretty good for this show.
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                        • #13
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                          I saw this when it previewed in San Francisco. I thought it was pretty cute. There were some lines lifted directly from the film and there was some new material added. I think they could have done a little better with Elle's wardrobe, but all in all, I enjoyed it. Some of the dancing was amazing and the most athletic I have seen on stage ever.

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                          • #14
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                            I also saw this show in San Francisco. I am a big fan of musicals and found Legally Blonde to be very enjoyable. I saw it the first night and it seemed like some details still needed to be worked out, but often changes are made in between the World Premiere and Broadway. I can not wait for the Original Cast Recording CD to come out.

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                            • #15
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                              It Preveiwed here in San Francisco, Sold Out performances, and exellent reveiws.

                              Maybe because i didnt see it it will do great! I didn't see 'Wicked' either! Both Hits.

                              I did see "Lennon" and "Lestat"--- Both Flops.
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