Sequel of 'Phantom of the Opera' Lose at 2011 Olivier Awards


Sequel of 'Phantom of the Opera' Lose at 2011 Olivier Awards


'Love Never Dies' has lost all of the categories it was nominated for at 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards, and was beaten to the Best New Musical trophy by the stage adaptation of 'Legally Blonde'.

Theater impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" sequel was completely shut out of London's prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards on Sunday, March 13, losing out in all seven of the categories it was nominated for.

"Love Never Dies" looked set to dominate the prizegiving after landing the most nods, but it was overlooked in every category and beaten to the Best New Musical trophy by the stage adaptation of "Legally Blonde".

The star of the "West End" show, Sheridan Smith, danced away with Best Musical Actress for her portrayal of sorority queen Elle Woods, the role played by Reese Witherspoon in the 2001 comedy, while her co-star Jill Halfpenny took Best Supporting Role in a Musical.

A production of Terence Rattigan satire "After the Dance" took home the most prizes with a tally of four, including Best Revival and acting nods for Nancy Carroll and supporting actor Adrian Scarborough.

Stephen Sondheim's "Into The Woods" was named Best Musical Revival, while Queen musical "We Will Rock You" landed the BBC Radio 2 audience award.

Other winners included David Thaxton (Best Actor in a Musical for Passion) and Howard Davies (Best Director for The White Guard), and race relations show "Clybourne Park" claimed Best New Play.

The Laurence Olivier Awards celebrate the best of the year's West End shows.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem Officially Join Tom Cruise in Universal's Monster Film 'Dark Universe'
  2. 'The Voice' Live Finale Part 1: Four Finalists Sing for the Win
  3. Camila Cabello Teams Up With Ed Sheeran, Pharrell and Charli XCX on Upcoming Album
  4. 'The Voice' Live Finale Part 2: And the Winner of Season 12 Is....
  5. Iggy Azalea Responds to Odell Beckham Jr. Dating Rumors: I Don't Even Know Him
  6. Fans Loath ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake - See the Hilarious Memes
  7. Bye 'KUWTK'! Kim Kardashian Is Focusing on Her New Show 'Glam Masters'
  8. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' New Vanity Fair Covers Offer New Look at Cast Members
  9. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Are Planning to Remarry This Summer
  10. Migos 'Weren't Comfortable' Performing With Drag Queens During Katy Perry's Performance on 'SNL'

CELEBS PHOTO