Wizard of Oz nominated in 2012 Olivier Awards
At an exclusive event held at London’s May Fair Hotel yesterday, The Wizard of Oz, now playing at the London Palladium, was nominated for Best Musical Revival in the 2012 Olivier Awards.
The nomination comes just weeks after the show won two awards at the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Awards, including Best Musical Revival.
The Laurence Olivier Awards are the most prestigious awards in London’s Theatreland, having been a mark of theatrical greatness since they were inaugurated in 1976 as the Society of West End Theatre Awards (now called the Laurence Olivier Awards in honour of the theatrical legend.) The winners will be announced at the official Awards ceremony, held at the Royal Opera House on 15th April.
Developed from the ever-popular 1939 MGM screenplay, the London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz – produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Bill Kenwright – contains all the much-loved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score including; Over the Rainbow, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, If I Only Had a Heart and We’re Off to See the Wizard. All the favourite characters and iconic scenes are there, plus brand new songs written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice especially for this production.
Visit the Olivier Awards website for the full list of nominees.