Legally Blonde Summary

  • Legally Blonde is 2 hours and 25 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: April 2, 2007
  • Opens April 29, 2007
  • Show Closed: October 19, 2008

Legally Blonde tells the story of Elle Woods as she enrolls at Harvard Law School and discovers that her heart and knowledge of the law can help others.

Legally Blonde on Broadway Background

Legally Blonde the musical is based on the Amanda Brown novel and the 2001 film of the same name. Music and lyrics for Legally Blonde were provided by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. The musical had a pre-Broadway tryout in San Francisco until moving to Broadway in April 2007. After 595 performances, the Broadway production of Legally Blonde closed in late 2008.

LEGALLY BLONDE The Musical has been created by a dean's list of top-of-their-class Broadway talent, including Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray); composer and lyricist Laurence O'Keefe (Batboy) and Nell Benjamin (Sarah, Plain and Tall); book writer Heather Hach (Freaky Friday); and scenic designer David Rockwell (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's brightest new heroine (and of course, her chihuahua, Bruiser). The verdict? This much fun shouldn't be legal!

Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

What’s Legally Blonde Like?

Legally Blonde is a fun and upbeat production that is light in tone. The show is high energy, yet somewhat empty in terms of substance.

Is Legally Blonde Good for Kids?

The show is appropriate for ages 12 and up and appeals to young adults as well as lower teens.

Theatre Information

Palace Theatre

1554 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Seats: 1,743
Entrance: Broadway, between 46th and 47th Street
Theatre Information

Palace Theatre Seating Chart

Legally Blonde Marquee

Legally Blonde Marquee

Cast Members

Elle Woods
Laura Bell Bundy
Emmett Forrest
Christian Borle
Paulette
Orfeh
Warner Hungtington III
Richard Blake
Vivienne Kensington
Kate Shindle
Shandi Wyndham
Nikki Snelson
Professor Callahan
Michael Rupert

Producers

Hal Luftig

Fox Theatricals

Dori Berinstein

Production Credits

Book
Heather Hach
Music & Lyrics
Nell Benjamin
Music & Lyrics
Laurence O'Keefe
Director
Jerry Mitchell
Choreography
David Rockwell
Costume Design
Gregg Barnes
Lighting
Kenneth Posner
Sound
ACME Sound Partners

Creative Team

Associate Producer
MGM On Stage
General Manager
Nina Lannan Associates
Company Manager
Kimberly Kelley at Nina Lannan Associates
Casting Director
Telsey + Company
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyn
Press Agent
Barlow Hartman Public Relations
Production Stage Manager
Bonnie Becker