Legally Blonde

  • Date:
    April 1, 2007

    What the press had to say.....

    BEN BRANTLEY of THE NEW YORK TIMES: �This high-energy, empty-calories and expensive-looking hymn to the glories of girlishness, based on the 2001 film of the same title, approximates the experience of eating a jumbo box of Gummi Bears in one sitting.

    JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "The same is true of this endlessly energetic show. But for all its pep, bright colors and adorable dogs, the "Blonde" that breezed into the Palace last night is rarely - as Elle would say - superfun. It's only sorta fun."

    CLIVE BARNES of THe NEW YORK POST: "Amorphous, synthetic and maniacally empty-headed music. When was it that so many Broadway musicals took 'Looney' to their hearts but managed to leave out the 'Tunes'? "

    MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER: "So a new star isn't born (Laura Bell Bundy) and the songs aren't all that great, but not everybody demands perfection. Certainly 'Legally Blonde' twinkles brightly enough to tickle pink many a customer seeking easy, breezy amusement. "

    ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY: "Whatever pleasures Blonde provides...are as fleeting and superficial as highlights."

    LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY: "But she and the musical are peppy and bright and, though not a smidge more shocking than its heroine's special shade of pink, the show is what Elle's sorority pals might also describe as, "Like senior year but funner."

    ROBERT FELDBERG of the RECORD: "Witty, insistently engaging, warp-speed musical comedy."

    ERIC GRODE of the NEW YORK SUN: "To quote from the show's intended demographic, its not gr8 but itll make you LOL. IMHO, obvs."

    JOHN SIMON of BLOOMBERG: "Thrives on its secondary virtues, its production values. It will keep your interest, but is that tantamount to earning its keep? "

    MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS: "So why, despite the expensive glitz and an aggressive, go-go attitude, does 'Legally Blonde' only fitfully entertain? Most prominently because of a disappointing score."

    DAVID ROONEY of VARIETY: "The show's good-natured appeal is undeniable, right down to the delicious, probably unintentionally cruel timing of its 'Riverdance' parody, following turgid fellow Broadway newcomer 'The Pirate Queen' into New York."

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