2012 Awards

2012 Awards

  The 2012 award season was dominated by new musicals on both sides of the Atlantic. Matilda the Musical took home the most awards at the Olivier Awards, including a three way tie between the leading ladies, whilst Once the Musical swept the board at the Tony’s. Despite the best efforts of the Society of London Theatre, the Olivier Awards ceremony lacked a certain sparkle, and the...

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2012 on Broadway

2012 on Broadway

The 2012 Broadway season brought with it the usual mixed bag of new talent, new shows and offstage drama. Despite a reliance on well known brands, actors and shows, those that dared to dream big were rewarded with huge grosses and Tony accolades. On the other side of the coin, 2012 saw a number of flops, short runs and early closures. As one law suit was finally settled (Taymor Vs Spider Man),...

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2012 West End

2012 West End

As London welcomed the long awaited 2012 Olympic year the theatre industry braced itself to see exactly how the ‘greatest show on earth’ would affect the glorious West End. With Andrew Lloyd Webber predicting a “bloodbath” over the period, stating that at least three big shows will close for at least three weeks, producers appeared tentative as box office sales did prove to be slower than...

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