Becky Gulsvig and company in Legally Blonde
(© Joan Marcus)
Becky Gulsvig and company in Legally Blonde
(© Joan Marcus)
The national tour of Legally Blonde the Musical will return to the New York area when the show plays at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in Newark, June 1-6.

Since its original New York run, new lyrics have been penned for the song "Ireland," and there are also many revised topical references throughout the show. The changes were originally debuted in London, and have now been added to the U.S. tour.

The musical features music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, with a book by Heather Hach. As on Broadway, Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell serves as the director and choreographer.

The tour stars Becky Gulsvig as Elle Woods, with Tony Award-winner Michael Rupert as Professor Callahan, Rhiannon Hansen as Margot, DB Bonds as Emmett, Natalie Joy Johnson as Paulette, Jeff McLean as Warner, Megan Lewis as Vivienne, Coleen Sexton as Brooke, Tiffany Engen as Serena, Lucia Spina as Enid, and Candice Marie Woods as Pilar.

Also featured in the cast are Barry Anderson, Sara Andreas, Kyle Brown, Liberty Cogen, Ven Daniel, Brooke Leigh Engen, Paul Jackel, Jason Kappus, Ashley Moniz, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Rusty Mowery, Brian Patrick Murphy, CJay Hardy Philip, Jonathan Rayson, Constantine Rousouli, Sara Sheperd, and Josh Walden.

The production features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, and sound design by ACME Sound Partners.

For more information, visit www.njpac.org or www.LegallyBlondeTheMusical.com.