Swarm of Elle Woodses invades NYC

(Credit: Urbanite)

Sorry all you hard-working hoofers starving and slaving in this tough town to make it to the Great White Way according to old-fashioned tradition a la "A Chorus Line."

Apparently, and mabye sadly, the new route to Broadway stardom seems to be through ridiculous reality TV competitions. Ahem, Grease: You're the One that I Want.

But then, maybe it only makes sense as the shows that make it to Broadway are increasingly inspired commercially successful cartoons and films. Ahem, "The Little Mermaid."

Which brings us to the latest in this vein: MTV's "Legally Blonde The Musical: The Seach for Elle Woods."

The sugary musical opened to so-so reviews the first time with star Laura Bell Bundy. But still, she's a pro with shine and polish. We're not so sure B-lister t Haylie Duff, host of the search show to find a new leading lady, can do much more.

The show starts June 2 on MTV. But you can get a sneak preview of the contestants in all their frou-frou glory today as they parade around the city in a pink double-decker bus.

A preview of the Duff delights coming soon to a cable channel near you:

- Lauren Johnston

Tags: entertainment , arts

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