`Legally’ bored: Awash in blondes and tears

Jul 08

There they are, the five finalists in MTV’s “Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods.” They are, from left, Rhiannon, Bailey, Natalie, Lauren and Autumn. Someone please make the pink blondeness end! Photos courtesy of MTV Could a dumb reality show be any more tear filled? Last night’s episode of MTV’s “Legally Blonde...

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`Blonde’ begat blonde moments

Jun 10

“Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods,” Episode 2 (photo courtesy of MTV) Here’s the problem with the second episode of this Broadway-bedazzled reality show: NO SETH RUDETSKY. Our girls, all vying to replace Laura Bell Bundy in Broadway’s Legally Blonde the Musical, concentrated on their thespianic skills this week, so they were under...

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The horror of `Blonde’ reality TV

Jun 04

MTV Music Videos MTV Shows Entertainment News Thanks to my trusty DVR, I did not have to watch “Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods” when it aired on MTV on Monday. I can tell this one is going to be painful — but maybe in a “feel sleazy and need to take a shower after” way. You’ve got a bunch of hopeful...

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Omigod, you guys!

Sep 10

The Bay Area saw Legally Blonde, The Musical first. Now anyone with basic cable can see the Broadway hit when MTV broadcasts the show in its entirely on Sept. 29. Legally Blonde, the musical stage adaptation of the Reese Witherspoon movie of the same name, had its pre-New York tryout at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre. When the show opened on Broadway last...

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Road trip = show tunes!

Aug 05

Howdy, Theater Dogs. I’ve been on vacation for the last week or so, but I’m back, eager to bring you interesting tidbits of theater news and reviews. Took a roadtrip up the Oregon coast — took 101 from San Francisco to the beautiful little hamlet known as Rockaway Beach. Breathtakingly beautiful pretty much the entire way. I highly recommend it. At...

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Tony red carpet, etc.

Jun 11

(all photos Associated Press) “Musical theater rocks,” so said Duncan Sheik with a sly smile and a twinkle in his award-drunk eyes during Sunday’s Tony Awards. Here’s Sheik on the red carpet before the event. That’s the smile of someone who knows he’s going to win two Tonys (for best score and orchestration for Spring...

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