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)

6 thoughts on “Bundy’s ‘Blonde’ ambition

  1. Chad, Thanks for last night. Great to hang and chat. Looking forward to seeing you when I get back. T-Shirt??? I am a theater dog! Some people say I’m a dog, period! Talk soon, j

  2. I can’t wait for this show! A friend of mine from Colorado, Annaleigh Ashford will be playing Elle’s sidekick Margo. Her character sings the first part of “Oh My God..” Annaleigh just finished touring with the musical “Wicked” as standby for Glinda. YouTube has a great clip of Annaleigh performing “Popular.” By the way, how do people get video cameras into theatres to film live performances? Isn’t that illegal?

  3. Excellent question, Peter. I’m going to do an entire blog entry about pirated Broadway musicals. It’s a highly illegal operation. But for those of us in the hinterlands, it sure is fun to see these things, shaky camerawork and all.
    Annaleigh is adorable, by the way. You should all search for her YouTube “Popular” video.

  4. I can’t wait for this musical! I heard the 3 CD sampler tracks and I love them!
    I found them on Annaleigh’s site. http://www.annaleighashford.com
    It’s in the “Legally Blonde” forum.

    Annaleigh was great in Wicked! You better search YouTube quickly! They’re cracking down on all bootlegs. A lot of members have received warnings from YouTube and AEA.

  5. Annaleigh Ashford is my Favorite Margot & Elle in Legally Blonde & She is my Favorite Glinda from Wicked.

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