London Revival of SUNSET BOULEVARD Leads 2024 Olivier Award Nominations


Hannah Waddingham hosting the 2023 Olivier Awards | Photo: Christie Goodwin

Jordanna Brody
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March 12, 2024 12:32 PM

The London revival of Sunset Boulevard, coming to Broadway later this year, leads the 2024 Olivier Award nominations with 11 total, the most for any show, including nods for stars Nicole Scherzinger and Tom Francis and supporting actors Grace Hodgett Young and David Thaxton. The best of London theatre will be celebrated April 14 at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

The stunning musical revival will compete against The Old Vic's Groundhog Day, Bridge Theatre's Guys & Dolls, and the Lyric Theatre's Hadestown for Best Musical Revival. The new version of the classic Loesser, Swerling, and Burrows' Guys & Dolls scored 9 nods, including for Marisha Wallace and Daniel Mays for their stellar performances as Miss Adelaide and Nathan Detroit, respectively.

The Best New Musical category features The Little Big Things, Next to Normal, Operation Mincemeat, and A Strange Loop.

As for Best Revival of a Play, the nominees are The Effect at the National Theatre, Macbeth at the Donmar Warehouse, Shirley Valentine at the Duke Of York's Theatre, and Vanya at the Duke Of York's Theatre.

James Graham's Dear England leads the field for plays with nine nominations, including Best New Play. Also nominated in that category are The Hills Of California, The Motive And The Cue, and Till The Stars Come Down.

Broadway fans will recognize nominated actors like Paul Hilton, the late Haydn Gwynne, Cedric Neal, Charlie Stemp, and Caissie Levy, in addition to the aforementioned Scherzinger and Wallace.

For a full list of nominations, click here.

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Jordanna Brody

Originally from South Florida, Jordanna Brody graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance in 2019. Her experience teaching, performing, directing, and working behind the scenes informs her perspective on theatre in every way. She is passionate about uplifting marginalized voices and innovative theatrical experiences.