LONDON (AP) — Musicals “Come From Away” and “Company” lead the race for Britain’s Olivier theater awards with nine nominations apiece.
“Come From Away,” about a Newfoundland town that sheltered stranded air travelers on 9/11, is up for best new musical, while a gender-switched production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” is nominated for best musical revival.
Sweeping gay-history drama “The Inheritance” has eight nominations including best new play, best actor for Kyle Soller and best supporting actress for Vanessa Redgrave.
A revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” starring Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe has six nominations.
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Other acting contenders announced Tuesday include Ian McKellen for “King Lear,” Gillian Anderson for “All About Eve” and Sophie Okonedo for “Antony and Cleopatra.”
Winners will be announced April 7 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.