Laura Bell Bundy got some cheerleading instruction from Robert Eskridge at Town & Village School of Dance in Paris last August. Copyrighted photo by Matt Goins.
Yes, there is a delegation of Lexingtonians heading to Gotham this weekend to see the opening of Laura Bell Bundy's Legally Blonde, Copious Notes included. But anyone with a TV can get a sneak preview of the show Friday morning on the Today show. The cast of Blonde will be presenting two numbers, one in the 8:30 segment and one in the 9. According to Playbill News, the first number will be What You Want (the title triggers Joe Jackson's great You Can't Get What You Want, 'Til You Know What You Want in my brain, but I digress), Elle Woods "essay" to Harvard. This is the number that should incorporate some of the cheerleader moves that Laura worked on in Paris last summer. The second song, Bend and Snap, has been one of the most talked about pieces in the show.
The show has continued to get ink the past week:
~ Blonde and Bundy both received nominations in the Drama League's Legit Awards.
~ Variety also names Laura as one of 10 burgeoning forces on Broadway.
~ Bergen Record columnist Robert Feldberg had a nice take on Laura's career.
~ Blonde proved to be the icing on one Londoner's birthday theater-going trip to New York.
Like I said, we will be there this weekend, so the blog will go Blonde and in the print edition of the Herald-Leader, we will have stories Sunday and Monday.