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"La Cage Aux Folles" nominated for 2009 Laurence Olivier Awards.

Yay! I'm thrilled for "Uncle Denis" and for Douglas Hodge. I remember reading how excited they were about doing the play, so I'm really glad it's so succesful.

Exuberant musical "La Cage Aux Folles" is the front-runner for the 2009 Laurence Olivier Awards, with seven nominations including best musical revival.

Musicals "Piaf," "Jersey Boys" and "Zorro" were each nominated in five categories on the shortlist, announced Tuesday. U.S. import "August: Osage County" was among several shows to get four nominations.

The Olivier awards, Britain's equivalent of New York's Tonys, honor achievements in London theater, musicals, dance and opera.

Nominations for "La Cage Aux Folles" include both lead actors, Douglas Hodge and Denis Lawson. They're up against "Jersey Boys" star Ryan Molloy, and Matt Rawle for Gypsy Kings' musical "Zorro" for best actor in a musical.

"La Cage," a revival of the feelgood 1980s show about a gay couple running a nightclub in the south of France, is the latest in a series of hits from south London's tiny Menier Chocolate Factory theater. It also received nominations for supporting actor, direction, costume design and choreography.

Link to the rest: http://www.comcast.net/articles/entertainment/20090203/EU.Britain.Theater.Awards/
Good luck to Uncle Denis and Douglas Hodge.

I am sure Ewan would be super pleased if they won...
I know! I'm excited. I wish I could see the play, but I doubt my husband would be willing to go back to London again so soon when we were just there in August. Hee.

Forgive me for having a brain like a sieve, but you are the one I was talking about Les Miserables with a while back, aren't you? My husband and I saw a performance locally and it was absolutely fantastic, every bit as good as the one we saw on Broadway, if not actually better. In fact, some of the actors had been in it on Broadway and I'm sure I saw one of them there. This theater here is in a small town in Vermont and is very small itself. We sat in the second row, but had we been in the front row, we literally could have reached out and touched the actors because the stage is only raised a few inches. It was delightful, though, very intimate. You could see everyone's faces and their expressions, hear the words perfectly, and that just made the story even more moving. (Of course I blubbered several times!) It was such a great experience, I just had to share. :o)
Jorge (my husband) listens to the soundtrack all the time while he's working. I don't know how he can do it; even listening to the soundtrack makes me cry. :o)
Ha! Yes, Master of the House is a great one. Now it's gonna be stuck in my head... :o)