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Broadway musical 'Legally Blonde' to be staged in Beijing

By Chen Nan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-11-29 14:47

Broadway musical 'Legally Blonde' to be staged in Beijing

The Broadway musical Legally Blonde will be staged in Beijing from Jan 10 to 14 at the Poly Theater. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The Broadway musical Legally Blonde will be staged in Beijing from Jan 10 to 14 at the Poly Theater.

The musical, based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the hit comedy movie in 2001, both with the same name, is the story of Elle Woods, who enrolls at the Harvard Law School.

The musical premiered in 2007 and received seven Tony nominations that year.

In 2010, the musical moved to the West End and was nominated for five Laurence Olivier Awards and won three, including the best new musical award.

The musical, directed by Jeffrey Moss, also has two dogs in the cast — a Chihuahua called Bruiser and a British bulldog called Rufus.

Recently, an audition was held in Beijing to select two dogs to play the roles in the musical.

According to Beijing-based Compass Culture, a performance management company, which runs the China tour of Legally Blonde, the two dogs will get training for the show.

Besides Beijing, the musical will be staged in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

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