LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and
the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery
“Ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.”
“Musical theatre at its best – great songs, witty lines. Smart, sassy, spectacular.”
-The Daily Telegraph
“[A] high energy…hymn to the glories of girlishness.”
-The New York Times
Directed by JOANNA MAY CULLINAN
Music directed by JORDAN COOPER
Choreographed by IMANI JACKSON
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
Legally Blonde is based on the 2001 film, which was based on the Amanda Brown novel, a compilation of funny letters and stories from Brown’s time in Stanford Law School. Wishing to bring the film’s story to Broadway, producers brought together composer Laurence O’Keefe, his wife and lyricist Nell Benjamin, screenwriter Heather Hach, and renowned choreographer/director Jerry Mitchell to work on the project.
The musical premiered at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre in February of 2007 and then transferred to Broadway where it opened on April 29, 2007. The original production starred Laura Bell Bundy and Christian Borle. It ran for 595 regular performances before closing on October 19, 2008. It was nominated for a significant number of major awards: seven Tony Awards and ten Drama Desk Awards.
A national tour opened on September 21, 2008 and ended on August 15, 2010. The West End premiere of Legally Blonde opened on January 13, 2010 becoming one of the most popular shows in London but eventually closed on April 7, 2012 after 974 performances.