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'Legally Blonde The Musical' Graduates To Broward Center

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HERE COMES ELLE!  THE FIRST NATIONAL TOUR OF JOYFUL BROADWAY MUSICAL  LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL LAUNCHES TWO WEEK RUN, NOVEMBER 10 THROUGH, NOVEMBER 22 PRESENTED BY FLORIDA THEATRICAL ASSOCIATION

AT BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 

(Photo by Joan Marcus)  

Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer.  So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law.  Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.  Elle's special "style" will be on view with cute Chihuahua  at  her side, Tuesday, November 10 through Sunday, November 22, presented by Florida Theatrical Association at the Broward center for the Performing Arts. 

In its first year on Broadway, 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. LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL received three 2009 Touring Broadway Awards in New York City on May 4, 2009.  The show won awards for Best New Musical, Best Production Design and Best Choreography of a Touring Production. The Awards, presented by The Broadway League, honor excellence in Touring Broadway.  It is the only such national award. 

Becky Gulsvig, the Elle understudy in the original Broadway cast, is Elle Woods in the tour. Fans of the MTV reality show "Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods", which premiered on June 2, 2008, will recognize two familiar faces in the tour casting: Third runner-up Rhiannon Hansen plays Elle's best friend Margot and fourth runner-up Lauren Zakrin is an ensemble member and understudies the role of Elle.  The reality show represented the musical's second venture with MTV.  In the fall of 2007, MTV aired LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL in its entirety to stellar ratings and was subsequently nominated for two 2007-2008 Daytime Emmy Awards. 

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL was released on Ghostlight Records, an imprint of Sh-K-Boom Records, and captured the #1 slot on the Billboard Cast Album chart and charted at #86 on the Billboard Top 200.  The album has continued its success, charting every week as one of the top-selling Broadway cast recordings and soared to the Top 10 albums (of any genre) on iTunes once the show premiered on MTV.                                                

As on Broadway, Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell is the director and choreographer.  Music and lyrics are by both Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and the book is by Heather HachThe 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 THE MUSICAL is produced on tour by Hal Luftig, Fox Theatricals and Dori Berinstein, in association with MGM Onstage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber. 

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL will be presented November 10 - 22 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.  Performances are Tuesday thru Saturday at 8 PM., Sundays at 7:30 PM., matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM and Wed November 18 at 2PM. Tickets prices range from $67 to $23 and are available at the Broward Center Box Office Monday through Friday 10AM-5 PM., Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon- -5 PM and 1 ½ hours prior to show times; on line at www.broadwayacrossamerica.com; www.browardcenter.org; via phones

(954) 462-0222 or 800-982-2787. Groups of 15 or more are invited to call

800-647-6877 or (954) 462-0222.

www.LegallyBlondeTheMusical.com

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