Monday, March 22, 2010

Olivier Awards

Yesterday the winners were announced for the 2010 Olivier Awards. For those of you that are not familiar with them they are basically the British version of the Tony's for London theatre. Two of the plays that were nominated are set to open on Broadway this season. Red which is in previews at the Golden Theatre and Enron which is set to begin previews at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 8. Whole neither show won in their respective category's they were both well received by the critic's are expected to do the same here as well.

Taking the prize for Best Musical was Spring Awakening which ran on Broadway for over two years and won seven 2007 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The show which closed after a brief run also won three other Olivier Awards including Best Actor in a Musical and Best Supporting Performance in a Musical. Other big winner's were the revival of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Wicked which one The Audience Award for Most Popular Show. No surprise there. Until next time theatre fans.

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