Sunday, April 29, 2007

Legally Blonde Comes Of Age Tonight

Legally Blonde Comes Of Age Tonight

This evening, Legally Blonde -- the latest hit movie turned Broadway musical -- opens at the Great White Way's Palace Theatre.

Directed by much-loved choreographer Jerry Mitchell and starring Laura Bell Bundy as Elle Woods, Legally Blonde had been dismissed early on by countless cynics. But after the tuner earned flat-out critical raves during its San Francisco tryout, skeptics were turned on their heads and left dazed.

Still, after taking in the previews at the Palace, one blogger I regularly read (Third Row, Mezzanine) says "our friends in San Francisco have misled us," while another (Just Shows To Go You) says it "peaks with its opening number."

Will New York critics react similarly? As I said earlier, I have a hard time believing this is one that Ben Brantley will enjoy. Stay tuned here for the full round-up of reviews for Legally Blonde tomorrow.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.

Related Stories:

Dye Is Cast For Legally Blonde Reviews (February 8, 2007)
Coming Of Age: Legally Blonde Opens In San Francisco (February 6, 2007)
M-G-M: Movies-Going-Musical (January 3, 2007)
Which New Broadway Musical Are You Most Enthusiastic About Seeing? (October 16, 2006)
A Place Where Nobody Dared To Go...Until Now: They Call It Xanadu (July 18, 2006)
Broadway Bound to Get Nuttier with More Movie Adaptations Turned Musicals (June 7, 2006)

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