The show is scheduled to run January 23-February 24 at San Francisco's Orpheum Theater; performances at the Palace Theater in New York will begin on April 3, with the official opening slated for April 29.
Laura Bell Bundy, Richard H. Blake, Christian Borle, Orfeh, Michael Rupert, Kate Shindle, and Nicole Ruth Snelson will star in the musical, which is based on the popular 2001 movie of the same title. The story concerns Elle Woods, a determined if seemingly ditzy college student who decides to become the first member of her sorority to attend Harvard Law School.
The production will mark the Broadway directorial debut of Tony Award-winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell, who will also choreograph. Legally Blonde has a score by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O'Keefe, and a book by Heather Hach. The show will feature set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, sound design by ACME Sound Partners, and music direction by James Sampliner.
The cast also includes Annaleigh Ashford, April Berry, Paul Canaan, Lindsay Chambers, Beth Curry, Tracy Jai Edwards, Amber Efe, Gaelen Gilliland, Jason Gillman, Becky Gulsvig, Rod Harrelson, Manuel Herrera, Andy Karl, Nick Kenkel, Michelle Kittrell, Leslie Kritzer, Dequina Moore, Rusty Mowery, Kevin Pariseau, Matthew Risch, Jason Patrick Sands, Noah Weisberg, Kate Wetherhead, and Donna Vivino. Elle's dog Bruiser, a chihuaha, will be played by Chico, while Rufus, a bulldog, will be played by Teddy.