LOVE NEVER DIES The Big Winner In First BWW:UK Awards!

November 22
7:57 AM 2010


Love Never Dies is the biggest winner in the first-ever BWW:UK Awards!

Not only did the show pick up Best Musical (in a very tightly-fought battle with Legally Blonde), but Ramin Karimloo and Summer Strallen both won individual awards for their performances, and Jack O'Brien won Best Director.

Sheridan Smith won Best Leading Actress in a musical for her turn as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.

The 39 Steps was the biggest winner in the plays categories, sweeping the board in the performance awards.

As always, Wicked proved itself incredibly popular, winning Best Long-Running West End Show.

Full list of winners

Best Choreography - Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde

Best Costume Design - Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best Direction of a Musical - Jack O'Brien, Love Never Dies

Best Direction of a Play - Howard Davies, All My Sons

Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Oliver Thornton, Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best Featured Actor in a Play - Timothy Speyer, The 39 Steps

Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Summer Strallen, Love Never Dies

Best Featured Actress in a Play - Joanna Lumley, La Bete

Best Fringe or Regional Musical - Hairspray, UK tour

Best Fringe or Regional Play - Othello, Blue Elephant

Best Leading Actor in a Musical - Ramin Karimloo, Love Never Dies

Best Leading Actor in a Play - David Bark-Jones, The 39 Steps

Best Leading Actress in a Musical - Sheridan Smith, Legally Blonde

Best Leading Actress in a Play - Dianne Pilkington, The 39 Steps

Best Lighting Design - Love Never Dies

Best Long-Running West End Show - Wicked

Best Musical - Love Never Dies

Best Orchestrations - Love Never Dies

Best Play - War Horse

Best Revival of a Musical - Les Miserables, UK tour

Best Revival of a Play - The Railway Children

Best Scenic Design - Love Never Dies

Best Sound Design - Love Never Dies

Theatrical Event of the Year - Opening of Love Never Dies

Theatrical Venue of the Year - Adelphi Theatre


Click through for the full voting breakdowns!



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Carrie Dunn Carrie is the UK editor-in-chief for BroadwayWorld. After spending her formative years reading books and ending up with a Masters degree in English literature from King's College London, it was inevitable that Carrie should be a journalist. Her pure and simple delight in the art-form of musical theatre led to the Guardian asking her to be their West End Girl. Since then, she's picked up a PhD, and also written for many other UK publications, including the Times and the Independent. She has many eclectic loves, including sport, karaoke, reality television, MMORPGs, three-volume Victorian novels, the British seaside, embroidery and Veronica Mars.


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