"believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.” ~rilke
omigod you guys...
omigod, omigod you guys! legally blonde: the musicalis coming to MTV! the original broadway production will be shown in its entirety this saturday at 1PM eastern time. i seriously cannot tell you how excited i am about this. during my recent trip to nyc this summer, angel and i had the great pleasure of seeing this show at the palace theatre and i absolutely adored it! from the opening song omigod you guys through so much better (with probably the best lyrical interpretation of the film of any offering in the show) and there! right there! (in which, while questioning the pool boy during the trial, callahan, elle and others ask the poignant question "is he gay? or european?" funniest. song. ever.) i was completely invested in the production-- even though i, like every other person in america, had seen- nay memorized- almost every line of the reese witherspoon starring movie. granted, this most recent iteration does not stray far from the original work, but it is totally worth catching for free on MTV.
starring tony-nominated laura bell bundy (as the ever-perky elle woods-- and a fab singer in her own right), tony-nominated orfeh(as the completely awkward paullette-- and how can you not love a woman who goes by one name?) and miss america 1998kate shindle(unfortunately miscast as a very statuesque and un-hatable vivienne), the original broadway production of lb:tm kept me smiling through literally the entire 2+ hour production. if you are around a tv on saturday (or, knowing MTV, any day in the month of october) think pink and fall in love with broadway all over again or for the very first time.