News: Olivier Award nominations announced

Wednesday 10 February 2010

The nominations for this years Laurence Olivier Awards, organised by the Society of London Theatre has been announced. The awards will take place on 21 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Dance related nominations are:

Best New Dance Production
Russell Maliphant’s Afterlight at Sadler’s Wells
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s E=MC² at Sadler’s Wells
The Brandstrup – Rojo Project’s Goldberg at The Royal Opera House
Rambert Dance Company’s A Linha Curva at Sadler’s Wells
Fabulous Beast Dance’s The Rite Of Spring at The London Coliseum

Outstanding Achievement In Dance
Colin Dunne For His Performance In Out Of Time at The Barbican Pit
Michael Hulls For His Lighting Designs For Russell Maliphant’s Two:Four:Ten at The London Coliseum and for Russell Maliphant’s Afterlight a_nd For Ex Machina & Sylvie Guillem’s _Eonnagata at Sadler’s Wells
Rambert Dance Company for an outstanding year of new work

Best Theatre Choreographer
Matthew Bourne for Oliver! at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Bill T Jones for _Spring Awakening a_t The Novello Theatre
Anthony Van Laast for Sister Act at The London Palladium
Stephen Mear For _Hello Dolly! a_t The Open Air Theatre

The Audience Award For Most Popular Show is a new award this year. A shortlist has emerged from an open audience vote – and now you are invited to vote for your favourite from the following shows. Voting closes on 17 March.
_*Billy Elliot The Musical* _*Music By Elton John, Books And Lyrics By Lee Hall At The Victoria Palace*
The Phantom Of The Opera Music And Book By Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics By Charles Hart, Book And Additional Lyrics By Richard Stilgoe At Her Majesty’s Theatre
_War Horse b_ased on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford at The New London Theatre
_We Will Rock You b_ased on the songs of Queen, by Ben Elton in collaboration with Brian May and Roger Taylor at The Dominion Theatre Wicked Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman at The Apollo Victoria Theatre **“Vote here”:

*Photo: Russell Maliphant’s ‘Afterlife’ from ‘In the Spirit of Diaghilev’*

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