Legally Blonde 2007

Run Time:
Two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission
Opened: April 29, 2007
Closing: October 19, 2008

Legally Blonde - 2007 - Broadway History , Info & More

Palace Theatre (Broadway)
1564 Broadway New York, NY

A sorority-sister valley girl goes to Harvard Law to get her boyfriend back, and ends up defying expectations while staying true to herself. Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon.


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Review - Omigod! Let Elaine Stritch Be A Judge On The 'Legally Blonde' Show!
by Michael Dale - January 24, 2008


The Palace Theatre.  An engagement to appear before an audience at that aptly named showplace, where the kings and queens of vaudeville would hold court on a 2-a-day schedule, was once the Holy Grail of show business.  'Playing The Palace' was the dream of every vaudeville performer and the term is still used today to describe someone who has reached the top of their profession.  And for those who headlined at The Palace… Well, having top billing at The Palace used to mean that you were among the best stage performers that American entertainment had to offer.

Gulsvig Led LEGALLY BLONDE Tour Hit TUTS 2/10-2/22
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2009


Theatre Under The Stars announced today that LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL begins performances at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts in downtown Houston, February 10 - 22, 2009!

Laura Bell Bundy to Join LEGALLY BLONDE Tour as Temporary Replacement
by Robert Diamond - January 10, 2009


BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the news that Laura Bell Bundy will be briefly returning to the role of Elle Woods, taking over the part on tour, temporarily replacing Becky Gulsvig who has broken a toe. Bundy is currently flying to Washington, DC, the tour's current stop through tomorrow and will begin performances on January 13, 2009 in East Lansing, Michigan, the tour's next stop. The length of her stay has not yet been revealed.

Gulsvig Led LEGALLY BLONDE Tour Hit TUTS 2/10-2/22
by Eddie Varley - December 5, 2008


Theatre Under The Stars announced today that LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL begins performances at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts in downtown Houston, February 10 - 22, 2009!

LEGALLY BLONDE 'Bend and Snaps' Final Performance Today, October 19th
by Eddie Varley - October 19, 2008


After 595 performances and 30 previews, LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL plays its final performance today, Sunday October 19th. The musical will continue to play across the country, in over 35 cities, on its first national tour.

Bailey Hanks to Star in Paper Mill's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
by Robert Diamond - October 7, 2008


Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Mark W. Jones-Executive Director) just announced Bailey Hanks of Broadway's Legally Blonde will star as 'Sharpay' in Paper Mill's upcoming production of Disney's High School Musical. The rest of the cast will be announced later this week.

Bailey Hanks to Guest at Seth's Broadway Chatterbox on 10/2
by Robert Diamond - October 1, 2008


Bailey Hanks, Broadway's new (and final) Elle Woods will be the guest at this week's Seth's Broadway Chatterbox on Thursday, October 2nd.

Photo Coverage: Orfeh Has Her Portrait Unveiled at Tony's Dinapoli
by Peter James Zielinski - September 29, 2008


Orfeh, aka Paulette in the Broadway musical Legally Blonde, had her very own portrait unveiled at the popular theater district Italian eatery, Tony's DiNapoli to celebrate the upcoming release of her new solo album, What Do You Want From Me, on September 30. Tony DiNapoli's is located at 147 43rd Street. The hosts for the evening were radio personality Valerie Smaldone and Tony DiNapoli's General Manager, Bruce Dimpflmaier.

LEGALLY BLONDE to Close on October 19, 2008
by Robert Diamond - September 24, 2008


After 595 performances and 30 previews, LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL will play its final performance on Sunday, October 19, 2008.

Final Block of Tickets Goes On Sale 9/7 for LA Wicked
by Robert Diamond - September 2, 2008


The final block of tickets for WICKED at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood goes on sale Sunday, September 7.

Photo Coverage: Orfeh Rings the Opening Bell at the NYSE
by BWW - August 18, 2008


Orfeh, aka Paulette in the Broadway musical Legally Blonde, visited the New York Stock Exchange on Mon., August 18 and rang The Opening Bell to celebrate the upcoming release of her new solo album, What Do You Want From Me, debuting on Sh-K-Boom Records on September 30, 2008. Orfeh, a multi-octave talent, is currently starring in Legally Blonde on Broadway and was formerly the front woman of the pop/dance super group Or-N-More.

Legally Blonde's Rupert Debuts New Single August 18
by Robert Diamond - August 7, 2008


The JRockingR Company is proud to announce the release of Tony Award winner Michael Rupert's debut single. Recorded for his forthcoming CD, 'Racing to the Moon' is from the new Matthew Riopelle/Michael Rupert musical, STREETS OF AMERICA.

TV: An 'Elle' of a Chat with Legally Blonde's Bailey Hanks
by Eddie Varley - July 27, 2008


Bailey Hanks won the MTV competition 'The Search For The New Elle Woods' making her the new successor to Laura Bell Bundy in the role of Elle Woods. On July 23rd, 2008 Bailey took the stage for her Broadway debut, but the day before that huge step she shared a table at Sardi's with BroadwayWorld TV to discuss all the excitement!

Photo Coverage: Bailey Hanks Makes Debut As Elle Woods- Curtain Call and After Party
by Peter James Zielinski - July 25, 2008


Bailey Hanks won the MTV competition 'The Search For The New Elle Woods' making her the new successor to Laura Bell Bundy in the role of Elle Woods. On July 23rd, 2008 Bailey took the stage for the first time along surrounded by new faces and old favorites.

Photo Coverage: Legally Blonde's Bailey Hanks and 'Bruiser' Meet the Press
by Peter James Zielinski - July 24, 2008


Bailey Hanks won the MTV competition 'The Search For The New Elle Woods' making her the new successor to Laura Bell Bundy in the role of Elle Woods.

Bailey Hanks Makes Her Broadway Debut as Elle Woods Tonight in Legally Blonde
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2008


Bailey Hanks, the winner of MTV's 8-episode reality show 'Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods', will make her Broadway debut in Legally Blonde.

TV Exclusive: Laura Bell Bundy's Final Legally Blonde Performance
by Eddie Varley - July 23, 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 and BWW TV was there to capture Laura Bell's last 'Bend and Snap'!

Bailey Hanks Wins MTV Competition And Will Be Next Elle Woods!
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2008


On Monday, June 2, 2008, MTV premiered the reality show 'Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods' to find a talented singer/actress/ dancer to take over for Broadway star and Tony Nominee Laura Bell Bundy.

Legally Blonde FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the songs in Legally Blonde and what's the order?
Beacon of Positivity
Blood in the Water
Legally Blonde
Good Boy
Omigod You Guys
Serious
Daughter of Delta Nu
What You Want
Harvard Variatons
Positive
Ireland
Chip on My Shoulder
So Much Better
Whipped Into Shape
Take it Like a Man
Bend and Snap
There! Right There!
Find My Way
Finale
Omigod You Guys!
Serious
What You Want
Harvard Variations
Blood in the Water
Positive
Ireland
Ireland (reprise)
Serious (reprise)
Chip on Your Shoulder
So Much Better
Whipped into Shape
Take it Like a Man
Bend and Snap
There! Right There!
Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde (Remix)
Find My Way/Finale

Legally Blonde History

Other Productions of Legally Blonde

2005   New York Workshop
New York
2005   New York Reading
New York
2007   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
2008   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
2010   West End Original London Production
West End
2010   US Tour Troika Entertainment National Tour
US Tour
2022   US Tour North American Tour
US Tour

Legally Blonde - 2007 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2007 Drama Desk Awards Legally Blonde Laurence O'Keefe
2007 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie) Laura Bell Bundy
2007 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Book of a Musica Heather Hach
2007 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Jerry Mitchell
2007 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Play Jerry Mitchell
2007 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Christian Borle
2007 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Orfeh
2007 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lyrics Nell Benjamin
2007 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Music Laurence O'Keefe
2007 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Music Nell Benjamin
2007 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Musical Bonnie Comley
2007 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Set Design of a Musical David Rockwell
2007 Tony Awards Best Book of a Musical Heather Hach
2007 Tony Awards Best Choreography Jerry Mitchell
2007 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Musical Gregg Barnes
2007 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Laurence O'Keefe
2007 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Nell Benjamin
2007 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Christian Borle
2007 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Orfeh
2007 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Laura Bell Bundy

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