How's this for football counter-programming: MTV is reshowing the Broadway production of Legally Blonde the Musical, this time in a sing-along format, at 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. The show, starring Lexington's Laura Bell Bundy as SoCal sorority girl-turned-Harvard law student Elle Woods, will play with lyrics at the bottom of the screen. It's been a successful technique with tween hits such as High School Musical.
MTV and Legally Blonde broke new ground in October by being the first Broadway show ever to be shown on TV in its entirety while it was still running on Broadway. According to Playbill.com, between the initial Oct. 13 showing and subsequent airings on MTV, Legally Blonde was seen by more than 12.5 million viewers. Funny thing is, unless there's a real quick resolution to the Broadway stagehands strike, TV is the only way you'll see Legally Blonde Thanksgiving weekend.
Thanksgiving morning, Bundy and the Blonde cast will perform on the broadcast of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which starts at 9 a.m. on NBC.
Also in NYC:
~ The Dunbar High School Marching band will be in the Macy's Parade -- maybe they should just hold the thing in Lexington, don'tcha think? Keep up with the high schoolers adventures in the big city on the blog, March of a Lifetime.
~ The University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra's big Carnegie Hall appearance with Arlo Guthrie is Saturday night. Watch the Herald-Leader over the weekend for photos and a story on the big event.