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BWW TV Exclusive: Laura Bell Bundy's Final Legally Blonde Performance

July 23
9:55 AM 2008

On Sunday, July 20th at 7pm Tony Award Nominee Laura Bell Bundy, Broadway's original Elle Woods, played her final performance in the musical "Legally Blonde".  It was a night of emotional farewells and tearful celebration as the Legally Blonde company also said goodbye that evening to two of it's other talented cast members, Andy Karl and Natalie Joy Johnson. BWW TV was there to capture it all!

Laura Bell Bundy received 2007 Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations for her work in Legally Blonde. She originated the role of Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, and performed the leading role of Glinda in Wicked. She first became known to New York City audiences when she made her Off-Broadway debut as Tina Denmark in Ruthless! (Outer Critics and Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Musical).

Legally Blonde THE MUSICAL earned seven 2007 Tony Award nominations, ten 2007 Drama Desk Award Nominations, a 2007 Outer Critics Circle Award and the chorus of the musical was honored by Actors' Equity Association's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) with the first ever ACCA Award.The musical also ranked in the top ten list of the most requested Ticketmaster "Arts & Theatre Events" for 2007.


The show opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway, between 46th and 47th Streets) on April 29, 2007, preview performances began on April 3, 2007.


At the helm of the creative team of Legally Blonde is Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, in his Broadway directorial debut and also choreographs. Music and lyrics are by both Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and the book is by Heather Hach.


All tickets ($121.50-$41.50) can be purchased at, by phone at 212-307-4100, or in person at the Palace Theatre box office, 1564 Broadway.The performance schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and Sunday, for more info please visit,

Video shot and edited by E. Matthew Cady

BWW TV Exclusive: Laura Bell Bundy's Final Legally Blonde Performance
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Eddie Varley was most recently seen as one of the stars of the Lifetime Television Series, MATCHED IN MANHATTAN.

On the New York stage he was a cast member of the long running hit musical revue INTO THE WEEDS: The Bill Weeden Songbook at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Eddie received critical acclaim for his role of Jameson in the New York and Los Angeles Productions of Joe Mortimer's GRAPEFRUIT. As a cast member of the New Vic Theatre of London, he toured both the UK and US in their productions of DRACULA, HUNCHBACK and THE CANTERBURY TALES. He spent several Holiday seasons at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino's Showroom Theater headlining with performers such as the legendary Mickey Rooney, Andrea McArdle and John Byner. An accomplished illustrator, his work can be found in the recent McGraw Hill release, WHY HASN'T HE CALLED?

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