Nominations for Olivier Awards to Be Live Streamed; Awards Will Be Screened Live to Invited New York Audience
05 Mar 2014
Photo by Catherine Ashmore
The nominations for this year's Laurence Olivier Awards, which are being announced March 10 at 11:30 AM London time (7:30 AM ET, 6:30 CT, 5:30 MT, and 4:30 PT) at Rosewood London, will be live streamed at www.olivierawards.com and simultaneously at www.tonyawards.com as part of a partnership with The Tony Awards.
The announcements will be made by Olivier Award winners from the last two years: Nigel Harman, who is now starring in I Can’t Sing! at the London Palladium and won for Shrek the Musical; and Leigh Zimmerman, about to open in Noel Coward's Relative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre and won for A Chorus Line.
There will also be an exclusive performance from Billy Elliot The Musical, winner of last year’s BBC R2 Audience Award.
The Olivier Awards 2014 will be held April 13 at London's Royal Opera House. On the night, the Society of London Theatre is partnering with VisitBritain and London & Partners on a live screening of the awards for an invited audience at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.