Annette Bening | 'Ruth Draper's Monologues'
Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening is no stranger to the stage having started her acting career in theater. Above, Bening performs a compilation of four Ruth Draper vignettes in "Ruth Draper's Monologues," scheduled to run through May 18 at the Geffen Playhouse.
REVIEW: Annette Bening pays fine tribute in 'Ruth Draper's Monologues' (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times /April 5, 2014)
"Legally Blonde" is headed for the high seas.
Norwegian Cruise Lines will bring the Tony-nominated Broadway musical on board its Getaway, a 4,028-passenger ship set to debut in January 2014.
And "Blonde" isn't the only musical to sail.
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Getaway's sister ship, Breakaway, will stage "Rock of Ages" and Royal Caribbean recently held auditions for its "Hairspray" and "Chicago" productions.
The 2001 movie-turned-musical "Legally Blonde" premiered on Broadway in 2007 and played 595 performances before closing in 2008.
The show about a towheaded sorority girl with a legal mind has since toured internationally, including a 2009 stop at the Pantages Theatre.
Times theater critic F. Kathleen Foley wrote that while the show was "blatantly derivative" it was also surprisingly "delightful" and "smarter than you think."
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