Broadway screen-to-stage musical Legally Blonde is gearing up for a West End premiere later this year, possibly in November (See The Goss, 6 Sep 2004). Producers have been in town this week to meet with UK marketing agencies pitching for the account – which could also explain why Jerry Mitchell was available on Tuesday to collect the Critics’ Circle Award for Hairspray (the choreographer both directed and choreographed Legally Blonde in New York). The stage show is based on the 2001 Hollywood comedy in which Reese Witherspoon played a ditzy West Coast sorority queen who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School in an attempt to win him back. It has music and lyrics by husband-and-wife team Nell Benjamin and Laurence O'Keefe. Songs include “Ohmigod You Guys”, “Serious”, “The Harvard Variations”, “Whipped into Shape”, “Find My Way” and the title number.