New MTV show searches for the next Broadway star - VIDEO
MTV has a new show called Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods. The show, hosted by Haylie Duff, will follow ten hopefuls as they vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of starring on Broadway and replacing Tony-nominated actress Laura Bell Bundy in Legally Blonde The Musical.
In addition to learning the choreography and songs for the show, the ten young women will compete in challenges created by the team behind the real Broadway musical. They will also be guided by ex-cast members (including Laura Bell Bundy), the director of the show Jerry Mitchell, associate director Mark Bruni, and choreographer Denis Jones.
It should be noted that unlike other reality competitions, America will NOT decide who is the next Elle Woods. The judging panel will included casting director Bernard Telsey, writer Heather Hach, and Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell himself will have the final word on who takes the stage nightly. Do you think this will make for a more authentic look at what it takes to become a Broadway star?
MTV's new show premieres Monday, June 2nd at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Watch the trailer after the jump.