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Kinks musical, Miller play are large winners during Oliviers

LONDON (Reuters) – “Sunny Afternoon,” formed on a song of a 1960s stone organisation a Kinks, blew divided American competitors to win best new low-pitched during a Olivier Awards on Sunday, while a reconstruction of Arthur Miller’s “A View from a Bridge” took best play revival.

Kevin Spacey won a Special Award, presented to him by Judi Dench, during a London theater’s premiere awards dusk in confirmation of his 10 years as artistic executive of The Old Vic, finale after this year.

Spacey, now a face of television’s “House of Cards,” serenaded a star-studded assembly during a Royal Opera House celebration with a delivery of Simon Garfunkel’s “A Bridge Over Troubled Waters” – maybe in approval of his hilly start during The Old Vic that incited into an undisputed triumph.

“Yes it was a prolonged duration of time, though my life altered as a outcome of a people we had a possibility to work with each singular day during that theater,” Spacey said.

A clearly passionate Ray Davies, 70, a former lead thespian of a Kinks, pronounced it was a good day for a British low-pitched to kick out a American challengers “Beautiful” and “Memphis.”

“It shows how critical low-pitched museum has turn in this country,” Davies said, observant a uncover was a usually British low-pitched nominated, and surfaced a dusk with 4 gongs.

Davies got an endowment for low-pitched feat while a uncover picked adult awards for best ancillary actor in a low-pitched for George Maguire and best actor in a low-pitched for John Dagliesh.

Best singer in a low-pitched went to Katie Brayben who stars in “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.”

Stage maestro Angela Lansbury, in a floor-length blue gown, roughly stole a uncover with a teary-eyed acceptance debate for best ancillary singer in a reconstruction of Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit.”

“I can’t remember a lot of things these days, though we can remember my lines,” Lansbury, 89, of “Murder, She Wrote” fame, pronounced as she retained her Olivier statuette.

Ivo outpost Hove, a Belgian executive of a Miller revival, pronounced a play set in a Italian newcomer village in New York is maybe some-more applicable now than it was during a premiere a half century ago.

“Arthur Miller is able of traffic with a issues that still matter for us during this moment,” pronounced Van Hove, who also won a endowment for best director.

Mark Strong won best actor in a play for a same prolongation for his opening as a masculine lead Eddie Carbone.

Penelope Wilton, best famous to radio viewers as Isobel Crawley in “Downton Abbey,” was named best singer in a play for “Taken during Midnight.”

The best new play endowment went to “King Charles III,” a demeanour during a Britain of a destiny in that Prince Charles – perennially overshadowed by his mom Queen Elizabeth – finally accedes to a throne.

Playwright Mike Bartlett, who wrote a play in vacant verse, joked in usurpation a endowment that he wanted to demonstrate “thanks to a Royal Family for not shutting us down for treason.”

(Editing by Michael Roddy and Andre Grenon)

Article source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/13/us-theatre-olivier-idUSKBN0N30WJ20150413

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