Theater Roundup: Olivier Awards, Shakespeare in the Park, Show Closings


The Olivier Awards, Britain's theater awards, were held on Sunday in London. Hit musical Come From Away and play The Inheritance both won big, and the gender-swapped revival of the musical Company also picked up a few awards. A full list of the winners is under the cut:



Best New Play: The Inheritance
Best New Musical: Come From Away
Best Director: Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance
Best Actor: Kyle Soller, The Inheritance
Best Actress: Patsy Ferran, Summer and Smoke
Best Actor in a Musical: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, The Tina Turner Musical
Best Actress in a Musical: Sharon D. Clarke, Caroline, or Change
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Chris Walley, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Monica Dolan, All About Eve
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical: Jonathan Bailey, Company
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical: Patti LuPone, Company
Best Revival: Summer and Smoke
Best Musical Revival: Company
Best New Comedy: Home, I’m Darling
Outstanding Achivement in Affiliate Theatre: Flesh and Bone
Best Lighting Design Jon Clark, The Inheritance
Best Sound Design: Gareth Owen, Come From Away
Best Costume Design: Catherine Zuber, The King and I
Best Set Design: Bunny Christie, Company
Oustanding Achievement in Music: Come From Away – Book, Music and Lyrics: David Hein and Irene Sankoff; Music Supervisor, Arrangements: Ian Eisendrath; Orchestrations: August Eriksmoen; Musical Director/UK Music Supervisor: Alan Berry; and the band
Best New Dance Production: Blkdog by Botis Seva
Outstanding Achievement in Dance: Akram Khan, Xenos
Best Entertainment and Family: A Monster Calls
Best Theatre Choreographer: Kelly Devine, Come From Away
Best New Opera Production: Katya Kabanova, Royal Opera House
Outstanding Achievement in Opera: The ensemble of Porgy and Bess
Society of London Theatre Special Award: Matthew Bourne



Gillian Anderson didn't win for All About Eve, but she did look amazing on the red carpet (despite the lighting conspiring to make literally everyone look like shit).

More celebs under the cut.



Tom Hiddleston

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Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox all presented at the show, and currently star in Betrayal on the West End.





  • Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black) is set to star as Beatrice in The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing.

  • Kenny Leon will direct this adaptation, also starring Jamar Brathwaite (Ensemble), Grantham Coleman (Benedick), Chuck Cooper (Leonato), Javen Crosby (Ensemble), Denzel Fields (Ensemble), Jeremie Harris (Claudio), Tayler Harris (Ensemble), Erik LaRay Harvey (Antonio/Verges), Kai Heath (Ensemble), Daniel Croix Henderson (Balthasar), Tyrone Mitchell Henderson (Friar Francis/Sexton), Tiffany Denise Hobbs (Ursula), Lateefah Holder (Dogberry), LaWanda Hopkins (Dancer), Billy Eugene Jones (Don Pedro), Margaret Odette (Hero), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Don John), Jaime Lincoln Smith (Borachio), Jazmine Stewart (Ensemble), Khiry Walker (Conrade/Ensemble), Olivia Washington (Margaret), and Latra A. Wilson (Dancer).






  • Two Tony-winning musicals ended their Broadway runs this weekend. Kinky Boots, the 2013 Best Musical winner, played its last performance at the Al Hirschfield Theater, while The Band's Visit, 2018's Best Musical winner, wrapped up its run at the Barrymore. Both ended with a box office boost.



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