Rockwell and Hart to Join Broadway's Legally Blonde Cast

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Broadway's Legally Blonde will welcome two new cast members at the Palace Theatre in May.

Kate Rockwell
Kate Rockwell

Kate Rockwell — of "Grease: You're the One That I Want" fame — Rent's Nicolette Hart are set to join the company as Margot and Brooke Wyndham, respectively.

Hart will begin performances May 7. Legally Blonde cast member Nikki Snelson, who originally portrayed Brooke Wyndham, has left the production to star as Cassie in the national tour of A Chorus Line. Rockwell, who succeeds Haven Burton in the role of sorority sister Margot, begins performances May 14.

Tony nominee Laura Bell Bundy stars as pink-clad Elle Woods, with Christian Borle as Emmett, Orfeh as Paulette, Richard H. Blake as Warner, Kate Shindle as Vivienne and Michael Rupert as Professor Callahan.

The company also includes Tracy Jai Edwards (Serena), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Pilar), Natalie Joy Johnson (Enid), Nathan Balser, April Berry, Paul Canaan, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Beth Curry, Amber Efé, Tiffany Engen, Stephanie Fittro, Gaelen Gilliland, Jason Gillman, Becky Gulsvig, Rod Harrelson, Manuel Herrera, Andy Karl, Nick Kenkel, Michelle Kittrell, Rusty Mowery, Kevin Pariseau, Matthew Risch, Bryce Ryness, Dani Spieler and Casey Leigh Thompson.

The production is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, featuring a score by Laurence O'Keefe (Bat Boy: The Musical) and Nell Benjamin (Sarah, Plain and Tall), with a book by Heather Hach (the film "Freaky Friday").

Hal Luftig, Fox Theatricals and Dori Berinstein produce the show on Broadway, in association with MGM Onstage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber.

Legally Blonde has also announced a national tour that will kick off at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island Sept. 23.

For more information, visit legallyblondethemusical.com.

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