Helping Broadway musicals go (sh-k-) Boom!

Aug 16

Kurt Deutsch didn’t mean to get into the record business. The self-described “total theater guy” grew up in St. Louis going to theater whenever possible (usually at The Muny) and then studied directing and acting in college. His big break came when Evan Handler had to leave the Broadway production of Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound for health...

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Annoying `Blonde’ ambition

Jun 18

MTV Music Videos MTV Shows Entertainment News Oh, the sweet, sweet torture of this ridiculous “Blonde” experiment. Yes, it’s Week 3 of “Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods,” and I’m actually starting to care – not about who wins so much as who gets kicked off the show. There are so many girls I want...

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Review: “Legally Blonde, The Musical”

Feb 07

Merry musical `Legally Blonde’ dazzles and delights 3 1/2 stars Bright, shiny `Blonde’ (opened Feb. 6, 2007; photos by Paul Kolnik) The opening number from Legally Blonde, The Musical is, like, really catchy. So much so that the refrain, “Oh. My.God. Omigod, you guys,’’ bores into your brain and refuses to exit in a timely manner. It helps that the...

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Bend and snap to it

Nov 15

OK, so my dreams of Amy Sedaris becoming a Broadway musical star in Legally Blonde have been dashed. But with the official announcement of the full cast, I can hardly be disappointed. In addition to previously announced Laura Bell Bundy as Elle and Kate Shindle as Vivienne, the cast includes Orfeh as Paulette, Christian Borle (late of Spamalot) as Emmett, Richard H....

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