Saturday, March 02, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Laura Bell Bundy

Artist:Laura Bell Bundy and Company
Song:Omigod You Guys
Album:Legally Blonde The Musical: Original Broadway Cast Recording

Though Laura Bell Bundy is now trying to become a country music star, she is primarily known for her work in Broadway musicals like Hairspray, Wicked and especially this musical adaptation of the popular 2001 film Legally Blonde. She was born Apr. 10, 1981 in Euclid, OH and grew up in Lexington, KY. She went to dancing school as a child and appeared in regional theater before appearing in the 1993 off-Broadway production of Ruthless! The Musical. After graduating from high school in 1999, she moved to New York and made her Broadway debut in Hairspray in 2002. She was also a standby in Wicked. Legally Blonde was a very popular 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon as a sorority girl who goes to law school to win back her boyfriend. Adapting popular films to musicals is a common trend these days. Legally Blonde The Musical was written by Laurence O'Keefe and Neil Benjamin. O'Keefe had previously written Bat Boy: The Musical. Legally Blonde premiered on Broadway on Apr. 29, 2007. It was a big enough hit that MTV filmed it for broadcast. The show got positive reviews and was nominated for awards but didn't win any. Omigod You Guys is the opening number and along with Bundy features Tracy Jai Edwards, Asmeret Ghebremichael and Annaleigh Ashford and others. The Broadway production of Legally Blonde closed in Oct. 2008 and since then the show has been produced worldwide. Though Laura Bell Bundy had a recurring role in the sitcoms How I Met Your Mother and Hart of Dixie and has appeared on TV and in films, she signed with Mercury Records and released the CD Achin' and Shakin' Apr. 2010. It did OK but she didn't have the big country music hit she wanted. Her new single That's What Angels Do is from her upcoming CD Another Piece Of Me. She says growing up in Kentucky, country music was always her first love. I guess if country music doesn't work out, she can always return to Broadway. Here's Laura Bell Bundy and company performing Omigod You Guys from the MTV production of Legally Blonde The Musical.

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