Haylie Duff searches for the next Broadway star
Haylie Duff is coming to MTV on a search for the next Elle Woods.
It's a new musical reality competition series called "Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search For Elle Woods." And if you think I'm typing out that entire series name ever again, you're dreaming!
Starting Monday, June 2 at 10:00 pm, ten "triple-threat" hopefuls will begin an eight-week audition process to see if they can out-sing, out-dance and out-act each other in order to claim the coveted prize.
What is the prize? Only a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to star on Broadway at the Palace Theatre replacing the Tony Award nominated Laura Bell Bundy in the leading role of "Elle Woods" in "Legally Blonde The Musical" is all. Famous sister Haylie Duff coaches you through the process.
Week-to-week the drama will unfold as these talented young women embark on a grueling and high-stakes season-long audition. The series will provide a genuine glimpse into just how difficult it can be to headline a musical as the contestants receive direction from and ace challenges provided by the very creative team involved with "Legally Blonde The Musical."
On hand to show the ladies just what it takes to succeed in the show will be the musical's director and Tony Award winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell, who will serve as the final word on who will star nightly on his stage; associate director Marc Bruni; associate choreographer Denis Jones; and cast members including Laura Bell Bundy, Nikki Snelson, Orfeh and Richard H. Blake.
As they progress, the ladies will have to learn the musical's dance routines and songs all while giving their all in around-the-clock rehearsals and workshops. As they navigate the obstacles involved with getting their theater dreams off the ground, they will learn to deal with being both competitors and roommates as they live together in a New York City loft.
An emerging Broadway actress in her own right, Duff will be on-hand with renowned theater vocal coach Seth Rudetsky to provide some much-needed guidance as the contestants face critiques from a panel of expert judges filled with some of the theater industry's most respected names.
Beginning May 5, MTV.com will add to the fun by going platinum blonde with exclusive show content and extras. Viewers will be able to log onto LegallyBlonde.MTV.com to see cast profiles, photos, audition reels and performances; get info on Haylie Duff and the series judges; watch full episodes and the series trailer; and check-out deleted show scenes and episodic flipbooks exclusive to MTV.com.