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Curious Incident Wins Seven Olivier Awards; Top Hat Nabs Best New Musical

Curious Incident Wins Seven Olivier Awards; Top Hat Nabs Best New Musical
Luke Treadaway in 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time'
'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night' ties 'Matilda' for record Olivier wins.

The 37th annual Olivier Awards, the top honor for London theater, were announced on April 28 at London's Royal Opera House. Hosted by two-time Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith (Legally Blonde) and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), the awards featured performances by Smith, Petula Clark, Michael Ball, Tim Minchin, Idina Menzel and Matthew Morrison. The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won an outstanding seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, equaling the record-breaking number set by Matilda in 2012. Helen Mirren, Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton and Luke Treadaway picked up the evening's top acting honors. The 2013 special awards were presented to choreographer and director Gillian Lynne (Cats) and playwright Michael Frayn (Noises Off). Below is a complete list of winners.

BEST NEW MUSICAL
Top Hat

BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
Sweeney Todd

BEST NEW PLAY
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

BEST REVIVAL
Long Day’s Journey Into Night 

BEST ENTERTAINMENT AND FAMILY
Goodnight Mister Tom

BEST ACTOR
Luke Treadaway, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

BEST ACTRESS
Helen Mirren, The Audience

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Richard McCabe, The Audience

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Nicola Walker, The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Imelda Staunton, Sweeney Todd

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Michael Ball, Sweeney Todd

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Leigh Zimmerman, A Chorus Line

BEST DIRECTOR
Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER
Bill Dreamer, Top Hat

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

BEST SET DESIGN
Bunny Christine and Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Jon Morrell, Top Hat

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Ian Dickinson and Adrian Sutton, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN AFFILIATE THEATRE
The Season of New Writing at Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court

BEST NEW OPERA PRODUCTION
Einstein on the Beach at the Barbican Theatre

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA
Bryan Hymel, for his performances in Les Troyens, Robert Le Diable and Rusalka at the Royal Opera House

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE
Marianela Nunez for Aeternum, Diana & Actaeon and Viscera, the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House

BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION
Aeternum, by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon

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