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OLIVIERS 2014: Preview - Best Musical Revival

OLIVIERS 2014: Preview - Best Musical Revival

This category has only three nominees, but is it as close as the numbers would indicate?

The Sound of Music was the Open Air Theatre's big crowd-pleaser, with Charlotte Wakefield as a lively and very young-looking Maria and Michael Xavier as a charming Captain.

Marti Webb returned to a role she created three decades ago in Tell Me On A Sunday - a limited run at the St James Theatre and a brief transfer to the Duchess Theatre.

But the favourite must be Maria Friedman's directorial debut, Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along - a hit at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and much feted after its transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre. With a cast including the likes of Damian Humbley, Mark Umbers and Josefina Gabrielle, it even got immortalised on film with a cinema release.

Keep up-to-date on Oliviers night (Sunday 13th April) with BWW:UK's live coverage!

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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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