Bundy’s ‘Blonde’ ambition

As cute as Reese Witherspoon but with better pipes, Laura Bell Bundy is Broadway’s new Elle Woods.

Bundy, who originated the role of Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, has also played Glinda in Wicked and appeared in the TV series Veronica Mars and Strangers with Candy (and Theater Dogs have BIG LOVE for Strangers with Candy).
She’ll play Elle, the ditzy sorority girl who ends up at Harvard Law in the new Broadway-bound musical version of Legally Blonde, opening in San Francisco in January.

Other members of the creative team are Jerry Mitchell, making his Broadway directorial debut (he’ll also choreograph), Heather Hach (book) and Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe (music and lyrics)