It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
There are cast changes in Legally Blonde The Musical, at Savoy Theatre, from 10 Oct 2011.
Joining the cast are Stephen Ashfield (Emmett Forrest) and Ben Freeman (Warner Huntington III). Stephen Ashfield's London stage credits include Bob Gaudio in the original London cast of Jersey Boys, Boy George in Taboo, Nick in Fame at the Aldwych Theatre. Ben Freeman's London stage credits include Norman in Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Savoy Theatre. His television credits include Scott Windsor in Emmerdale.
Also joining the cast are Lucy Miller (Serena), Jon Tsouras (Padamadan, Nikos), Georgie Ashford (Gabby, Stenographer), Nathan Pinnell (Carlos), Tricia Adele Turner (Vivienne Kensington), Danielle Steers (Judge, Saleswoman), Abiona Omonua (Pilar), Gemma Sutton (Enid), Nick Hayes (Pforzheimer), Chloe Brooks (Kate, Chutney), Ross Hunter (Lowell), Gregory Sims (Kiki), Tara Young (Cece/District Attorney), Fabian Aloise, Henry Davis, Carolyn Maitland..
The show continues to feature Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Natalie Casey (Paulette), Peter Davison (Professor Callahan), Tamara Wall (Brooke), Chris Ellis-Stanton (Grandmaster Chad, Dewey, Kyle), Lincoln Stone (Dad, Winthrop, Reporter), Sorelle Marsh (Courtney, Mom, Whitney), Robbie Towns (Aaron), Ellie Kirk (Margot), Ruthie Stephenson, Jane McMurtrie.
Legally Blonde The Musical, opened at the Savoy Theatre on 13 Jan 2010, following previews from 5 Dec 2009, to positive notices from the popular press press: Paul Taylor for The Independent says, "Totally blown away...it's ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish." Benedict Nightingale for The Times says, "Delightful, annoying, supremely wishful musical..." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard says, "It's energetic and amusing."
It has music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach. Orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke.
It is directed & choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, designed by David Rockwell, costumes by Gregg Barnes, lighting by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, sound by ACME Sound Partners. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert G Bartner, Ambassador Theatre Group and Jamie Hendry Productions.
College sweetheart and homecoming queen 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 heads for Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.