Center Theatre Group, War Horse, Forbidden Broadway Nab LA Ovation Awards

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13 Nov 2012

Alan Mandell and Barry McGovern in <i>Waiting for Godot</i>.
Alan Mandell and Barry McGovern in Waiting for Godot.
Craig Schwartz

Center Theatre Group, as well as the national tour of War Horse and the Musical Theatre West production of Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 are among the winners of the 2012 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, which were announced Nov. 12.

Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcom in the Middle," Good People) and Herbert Siguenza (American Night)  hosted the 7:30 PM Ovation Awards ceremony at the Los Angeles Theatre.

The Center Theatre Group led the evening with 13 awards, followed by Celebration Theatre with six and Musical Theatre West with four. The Antaeus Company and Theatre @ Boston Court took home two awards each.

The evening included performances and appearances by Patrick J. Adams, LJ Benet, Seamus Dever, Elizabeth Doran, Kristy Edmunds, Robert Foxworth, Davis Gaines, Glenne Headly, Nikki Hyde, Leslie Ito, Young Ji, Christine Lakin, Dawnn Lewis, Sarah Lyding, Lesli Margherita, Gates McFadden, Laura Penn, Assembly Speaker John Perez, Bill Rauch, Allison Rawlings, Mark Roberts, Kirsten Vangsness, Ken Werther and Charlayne Woodard.

Highlights of the 2012 Ovation Award winners (in bold with an asterisk) follow:



BEST SEASON
Center Theatre Group*
Geffen Playhouse
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Musical Theatre West
The Colony Theatre Company

BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL (LARGE THEATRE)
Avenue Q
3-D Theatricals
Miss Saigon
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2*
Musical Theatre West

Hairspray
Musical Theatre West
Two Gentleman of Chicago
Troubadour Theater Company

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY (LARGE THEATRE)
The Convert
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre
Waiting for Godot*
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

Good People
Geffen Playhouse
A Wrinkle In Time
MainStreet Theatre Company
The Mystery of Irma Vep
Rubicon Theatre Company

BEST PRESENTED PRODUCTION
Follies
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre
War Horse*
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Red
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

BOOK FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
Isaac Laskin - Hey, Morgan!*
Parmer Fuller - Stations: A Los Angeles Holiday Story
Cheri Steinkellner - Hello! My Baby

LYRICS/MUSIC FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
Matthew Fogel, Isaac Laskinn and David Richman - Hey, Morgan!
Matsato Baba - The Brahman and the Tiger
James Coco, Parmer Fuller and Michael Kramer - Stations: A Los Angeles Holiday Story*

PLAYWRITING FOR AN ORIGINAL PLAY
Lisa Loomer - Cafe Vida
Andrew Dolan - The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King*
Stephen Sachs - Cyrano
Keith Stevenson - Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Rd.
Christina Hart - Birds of a Feather
Evelina Fernandez - Hope: Part II of a Mexican Trilogy
Johnny O'Callagan - Who's Your Daddy?

For a complete list of nominations and winners visit lastagealliance.com.