OMG! Blonde Releasing Album & Making Changes???
Date: 14 July 2010
Lots going on for the West End run of Legally Blonde the Musical. For starters, the production has an Original Cast album (recorded live at Duncan James’ final performance on 14 June) coming out on 2 August. Producers are also currently developing potential tie-in television projects and are in talks with with several production companies. Meanwhile, preliminary cast contracts expire in October, so expect a number of major and ensemble cast changes in the last week. Got some goss? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell is apparently returning for the new cast auditions, although many of the ensemble have shown interest in staying on. Paulette will definitely be recast as Jill Halfpenny is confirmed to be leaving, but there are hopes Sheridan Smith may be persuaded to extend into a second year as Elle (the show is currently booking until 20 February 2011 at the Savoy Theatre).
With the changes in cast, performances will revert to a straight Monday though Saturday schedule dropping the Sunday show. And more immediately, an exclusive Q&A session following the evening performance this Thursday (15 July) sees Sheridan Smith joined by Laura Bell Bundy, the original Elle Woods from the Broadway production.
|The Next London Cast Change of LEGALLY BLONDE will includes Amy Diamond (Elle Woods), Jeremy Legat (Emmett), Jessica Robinson (Paulette), Sam Kelly (Callahan), Elinor Collett (Brooke) & Emma Warren (Serena). They will be joined by Nicola Brazil (Kate/Chutney), Ben James-Ellis (Carlos), Dani Rayner (Enid), Matthew Goodgame (Pforzheimer), Bronte Barbe (Margot), Liam Tamne (Lowell), Alexia Khadime (Pilar), Gareth Chart (Dad/Winthrop/Reporter), Sandra Marvin (Judge/Store Manager), Lucy Newton (Courtney/Mom/Whitney), Claire Hillier (District Attorney), Oliver Tompsett (Kiki), Paul Ayers (Padamadan/Nikos), Joe Colasanti (Aaron).
The Swings are Clare Halse, Jenii Hicks, Nicky Griffiths, Danny Bayne, Simon Adkins. - Billy||08 Aug 10|
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