Fact: The West End production of Legally Blonde is set to dominate the U.K.'s What's On Stage Awards after landing seven nominations, including Best Actress in a Musical for the play's star, Sheridan Smith. Acting veteran David Suchet will compete for the Best Actor in a Play title, while his co-star Zoe Wanamaker will battle it out with Kim Cattrall (Private Lives) for the Best Actress in a Play category. The awards will be handed out in London on 20 February (11).
Tweet: "Argh!!! I won the Caron Keating award for musical theatre at the variety club awards!!!! Such an honor! Gonna get drunk now." British actress Sheridan Smith was ecstatic after winning a top theatre prize for her West End leading role in Legally Blonde.
Quote: "It was a huge audition. It was one of the toughest auditions I've had to do. I didn't think I was going to get it!" British singer and former Blue star Duncan James on landing a role in the West End production of Legally Blonde.
Fact: The stage production of Legally Blonde is heading to London's West End. The curtain fell on the Broadway adaptation of Reese Witherspoon's hit 2001 movie last autumn (08) after an 18-month run, but the musical is set to transfer across the Atlantic and launch in the British capital in December (09).
Quote: "The day of my birthday was an unusual day because my daughter was here visiting from L.A., so we had a day of things for her - and one of the last places you want to turn 50 is in the audience of Legally Blonde." Actor Alec Baldwin wasn't keen to be reminded of his birthday milestone by the young singing and dancing actresses at the Broadway show last summer (08).
Quote: "At first I thought, `Great. The Legally Blonde producer, the 2 Fast 2 Furious writers... This is going to be a disaster.' But I absolutely adored the movie." MARK MILLAR, who co-created the comic book Angelina Jolie's new movie WANTED was based on.
Quote: "I don't like the beach. I prefer a nice, muddy lake. The best thing is when you step in the lake and the mud squishes between your toes. It's awesome." Legally Blonde star Reese Witherspoon on her perfect day off.
Fact: Laura Bell Bundy, the star of new hit musical Legally Blonde, made her debut onstage at 10 in off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL and boasted Britney Spears and Natalie Portman as her understudies.