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Midler, Groban score Tony nominations, ‘Sunset Boulevard’ snubbed

May 2, 2017 By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cate Blanchett, Sally Field and Bette Midler received acting nominations for Broadway’s Tony Awards on Tuesday, while “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” led the pack with 12 nods including the top prize, best musical. Close behind was the hit revival of “Hello, Dolly!” which took 10 nominations, including one for lead actor David Hyde Pierce. He will compete against Josh Groban making his Broadway debut in “Natasha, Pierre,” a lavish spectacle based on a snippet of Tolstoy’s…

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‘Harry Potter’ triumphs with magical sweep at Olivier Awards

April 10, 2017 By Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON (Reuters) – “Harry Potter And The Cursed Child”, a stage adaptation of J.K Rowling’s fantastical world of witches and wizards, cast a magical spell at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, scooping nine wins at Britain’s big night for theater. The critically-acclaimed production, which opened last year in London’s West End, went in with 11 nominations. Its victorious haul made it “the most decorated production in the ceremony’s history”, awards organizers said. The eighth story in the “Harry Potter” series, the play follows Rowling’s young…

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