Love Never Dies leads nominations for Laurence Olivier Awards
Date Posted: 07/02/11
Andrew Lloyd Webber's theatre breaks favourite Love Never Dies has been nominated for seven Laurence Olivier Awards.
The musical, which carries on the story of The Phantom of the Opera, is in with a chance of winning the Best New Musical, while stars Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo and Summer Strallen are up for individual gongs.
Thea Sharrock's production of Terence Rattigan's After the Dance is also represented in the nominations, and could scoop the Best Revival prize.
A list of nominations reveals that the National Theatre is included 17 times, thanks to productions including Fela!, Hamlet, Beauty and the Beast and Earthquakes in London.
David Suchet, Mark Rylance, Rory Kinnear, Roy Allam and Derek Jacobi are all up for the Best Actor prize, while the Best Actress will come from one of Nancy Carroll, Sophie Thompson, Tamsin Greig or Tracie Bennett.
The very first Laurence Olivier Awards show was held in 1976 at the Cafe Royal, and this year returns to the stage at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Posted by Danielle Masterson
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