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Photo Coverage: Unveiling of Laura Bell Bundy's Caricature

On Friday April 24th 2008, Legally Blonde star Laura Bell Bundy received her very own Sardi's portrait at the world-famous Sardi's Restaurant.  Bundy joins the ranks of Broadway royalty who have been honored with a caricature on the walls of Sardi's.

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 HachJames Sampliner serves as music director.  The production features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and sound design by ACME Sound Partners.

Legally Blonde is produced on Broadway by Hal Luftig, Fox Theatricals and Dori Berinstein, in association with MGM Onstage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber.

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

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

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