Sondheim revival wins big at Oliviers

Feb. 19, 2007 at 12:48 PM
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LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The London revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sunday in the Park with George" was the big winner at the Laurence Olivier Awards, claiming five honors.

Besides winning best musical actor and actress for its stars Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell, "Sunday in the Park with George," inspired by the painting "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," by Georges Seurat, earned trophies for musical production, lighting and set design, the BBC said Monday.

Rufus Sewell won best drama actor for "Rock 'n' Roll" and Tamsin Greig won best actress for "Much Ado About Nothing."

"Caroline, Or Change" earned the best new musical award.

The prize for best supporting role in a play went to Jim Norton in "The Seafarer," a Christmas tale of drinking buddies in Dublin.

Sheila Hancock was named for her supporting role in a musical for "Cabaret," while Javier De Frutos won an award for choreography for the same show.

The best director of a play was Dominic Cooke for Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," which was also named best revival.

"Monty Python's Spamalot" was shut out for the seven awards for which it was nominated.

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