The pre-Broadway run of the novel- and film-inspired musical comedy will play the Golden Gate in San Francisco Jan. 23-Feb. 24, 2007, prior to playing Broadway's Palace Theatre in the spring.
The download is available beginning Dec. 1 at www.shnsf.com (the clearinghouse site for three major Bay Area theatres — the Curran, the Goldlen Gate and the Orpheum). The Legally Blonde show page there offers video and text previews of the musical — "Blonde highlights," you might say.
Tickets for the San Francisco engagement go on sale to the general public Dec. 3. To order online visit shnsf.com or call (415) 512-7770.
Heading the cast of Legally Blonde is Laura Bell Bundy as Elle Woods. Joining her are Christian Borle as Emmett, Orfeh as Paulette, Richard H. Blake as Warner, Kate Shindle as Vivienne, Nikki Snelson as Brooke and Michael Rupert as Professor Callahan. Also featured in the cast are Annaleigh Ashford, April Berry, Paul Canaan, Lindsay Chambers, Beth Curry, Tracy Jai Edwards, Amber Efe, Gaelen Gilliland, Jason Gillman, Becky Gulsvig, Rod Harrelson, Manuel Herrera, Andy Karl, Nick Kenkel, Michelle Kittrell, Leslie Kritzer, Dequina Moore, Rusty Mowery, Kevin Pariseau, Matthew Risch, Jason Patrick Sands, Donna Vivino, Noah Weisberg and Kate Wetherhead.
Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell makes his Broadway directorial debut with the project and will also choreograph. Music and lyrics are by both Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and the book is by Heather Hach. James Sampliner serves as music director. Legally Blonde is produced on Broadway by Hal Luftig, Fox Theatricals and Dori Berinstein, in association with MGM Onstage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber.