When Laura Bell Bundy was a young actress in New York City, her mom would take her to dine at Sardi's, the famous 44th Street restaurant where caricatures of stars who dined at the restaurant filled the walls.
"She looked up and asked me, 'Mommy, can I have my picture up on this wall?'" Lorna Bundy Jones recalls. "I remember answering her by saying, 'Honey, if you work really hard, someday, you will have your picture up on that wall.'"
Well, someday is now April 24, just five days shy of the first anniversary of the opening of Legally Blonde, Bundy's first lead role on Broadway. Her caricature will be unveiled at the restaurant, where it will hang alongside of legends such as Leonard Bernstein, Liza Minnelli and Bernadette Peters. It is being drawn by Sardi's longtime artist Richard Baratz, who's drawn Robert De Niro, Marvin Hamlisch and Billy Joel, to name a few.
Copyrighted photo, above, by Aaron Lee Fineman.