2012 LA Ovation Awards Announced - THE COLOR PURPLE, Center Theatre Group and Tom Buderwitz Get Most Nominations

Nominees for the 2012 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards were announced Tuesday evening at the Renberg Theatre inside the Gay and Lesbian Center in Los Angeles. The 2012 Ovation Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, November 12, at the historic Los Angeles Theatre, 615 South Broadway, in downtown Los Angeles at 7:30 pm. For more information, visit www.LASTAGEOvations.com.

Center Theatre Group, The Color Purple and Tom Buderwitz won the most 2012 Ovation nominations for a group, a single show and an individual, respectively.

Among groups, Center Theatre Group’s cluster of 29 nominations was far in front of the pack. It was followed by the nods for Celebration Theatre and Musical Theatre West (16 each), Geffen Playhouse (11), and Colony Theatre Company and Troubadour Theater Company (9 each).

Celebration’s revival of The Color Purple musical won 13 nominations, more than any other show. The runners-up were The Convert (11), Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (9), and Good People, Hey, Morgan! and CTG’s revival of Waiting for Godot — each of which received 8.

The 2012 Ovation Award Nominees Include:

BEST SEASON

Center Theatre Group:
American Idiot
American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose
Bring It On: The Musical
Clybourne Park
Fela!
Follies
Los Otros
Mary Poppins
Poor Behavior
Red
The Convert
Vigil
Waiting for Godot
War Horse

Geffen Playhouse:
Good People
Next Fall
Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie
Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
The Exorcist
The Jacksonian

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts:
Miss Saigon
Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan
Life Could Be A Dream
Noises Off
The 39 Steps

Musical Theatre West:
Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits, Volume 2
Hairspray
Man of La Mancha
Spamalot
Winter Wonderettes

The Colony Theatre Company:
Dames at Sea
Blame it on Beckett
Old Wicked Songs
Shooting Star
The Savannah Disputation
Travels With My Aunt

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
(INTIMATE THEATER)

NINE CIRCLES
Bootleg Theater

WHAT‘S WRONG WITH ANGRY?
Celebration Theatre

THE ELEPHANT MAN
Mechanicals Theatre Group

PEACE IN OUR TIME
The Antaeus Company

ALL MY SONS
The Matrix Theatre Company

COUPLES COUNSELING KILLED KATIE
Ugly Dog Productions & The Elephant Theatre Company

SANTASIA: A HOLIDAY COMEDY
Whitefire Theatre

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
(LARGE THEATER)

THE CONVERT
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

WAITING FOR GODOT
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

GOOD PEOPLE
Geffen Playhouse

A WRINKLE IN TIME
MainStreet Theatre Company

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
Rubicon Theatre Company BEST

PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL
(INTIMATE THEATER)




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