Webber’s PHANTOM Sequel Leads With Seven OLIVIER Noms!

By on 7 February, 2011

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s latest production ‘Love Never Dies has managed to notch seven nods at this year’s Laurence Olivier Award nominations, and is favourite to be one of the big winners at the lavish prize-giving ceremony next month!

The theatre impresario’s ‘Phantom of the Opera‘ sequel has received nominations in the Best New Musical category, as well as musical acting nominations for the show’s stars Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess and Summer Strallen, despite some mixed reviews from critics.

Acting veteran Sir Derek Jacobi is up for the Best Actor prize for his acclaimed turn in King Lear, and will compete for the honour against David Suchet (‘All My Sons‘), Mark Ryland (‘La Bete‘), Roger Alam (‘Henry VI‘) and Rory Kinnear (‘Hamlet‘).

Emma Thompson‘s sister Sophie is up for Best Actress for ‘Clybourne Park‘, alongside ‘Episodes‘ star Tamsin Greig for ‘The Little Dog Laughed‘, Tracie Bennett for ‘End of the Rainbow‘ and Nancy Carroll for ‘After The Dance’.

Clybourne Park‘, ‘The Little Dog Laughed‘, ‘Sucker Punch‘, ‘Tribes‘ and ‘End of the Rainbow‘ will compete for the Best New Play award.

For those eager to see which favourite shows will pick up an award (or two), you’ll have to wait until the 13th March 2011 when the ceremony takes place at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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