With the annoucement that Legally Blonde -- The Musical is closing Oct. 19, we asked Lexington's Laura Bell Bundy, the original Elle Woods on Broadway, for her thoughts. This was her reply:
"We made a family at Legally Blonde and we spent a significant part of our lives creating the show and keeping the show (and each other) alive.
"But, we had a good run, we broke ground for Broadway and made people who were never interested in theater before interested! I think our producers were very bold in putting our show on MTV, and I know from the responses I have gotten and still get) from fans that it really meant something to them and made life better or more inspiring in some way. That is what it is about! I feel so proud to be a part of this show and this group of people! My life was truly blessed and changed. We, Legally Blonder's, will always be in each others lives so I am not worried about that. It's just sad to think that I won't be able to go to the Palace Theater to see them all at once!
"I stopped by last night and even though people were a bit melancholy I think everyone is very proud of the show and of each other. They are going to go out with such a BANG! That is just the spirit of this group! The reality is, there are very few shows that last this long on Broadway! And even fewer shows that actually ever make it... Everyone should feel very fortunate and proud. And, I think we all do."
Laura left the show in July and now resides in Nashville where she is working on her recording career, and a zillion other things.