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New York, NY (May 19, 2017) – The Audience Choice Awards were revealed today ahead of the winners’ cocktail reception taking place on Thursday, May 25th in Manhattan. The winners were selected by fans who voted in a comprehensive survey that included 22 competitive categories.

This year, Dear Evan Hansen proved to be the most popular, winning eight awards including Favorite New Musical and Favorite New Song for “Waving Through a Window.” The Hollywood stars also made a mark on Broadway this year, with two wins for Bette Midler (Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical, Favorite Diva Performance) and awards for Sally Field (Favorite Leading Actress in a Play), Mark Ruffalo (Favorite Leading Actor in a Play), and Danny DeVito (Favorite Featured Actor in a Play). Last year’s Audience Choice Award favorite Hamilton managed to grab another award this year, taking the title of “Favorite Long Running Show” from Wicked, breaking an eight-year streak.

In its 17th year, the Audience Choice Awards celebrate the fan favorites of the season by giving the vote to the people. A full list of winners (bolded) is included below. The voting period opened Monday, May 8th at 5pm and concluded on Wednesday, May 17th at 11:59pm. Voting was open to everyone through Winners in each category will be invited to a private cocktail reception in celebration of the awards.

Winners for the 2017 Audience Choice Awards

Favorite New Musical

**Dear Evan Hansen**

Favorite New Play

**The Play That Goes Wrong**

Favorite Musical Revival


Favorite Play Revival

**The Glass Menagerie**

Favorite Long-Running Show


Favorite Tour


Favorite Leading Actor In A Musical

**Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen**

Favorite Leading Actress In A Musical

**Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!**

Favorite Leading Actor In A Play

**Mark Ruffalo, The Price**

Favorite Leading Actress In A Play

**Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie**

Favorite Featured Actor In A Musical

**Andrew Rannells, Falsettos**

Favorite Featured Actress In A Musical

**Laura Dreyfuss, Dear Evan Hansen**

Favorite Featured Actor In A Play

**Danny DeVito, The Price**

Favorite Featured Actress In A Play

**Lindsay Mendez, Significant Other**

Favorite Funny Performance

**Will Roland, Dear Evan Hansen**

Favorite Diva Performance

**Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!**

Favorite Onstage Pair

**Laura Dreyfuss and Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen**

Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male)

**Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen**

Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female)

**Laura Dreyfuss, Dear Evan Hansen**

Favorite Replacement (Male)

**Todrick Hall, Kinky Boots**

Favorite Replacement (Female)

**Sara Bareilles, Waitress**

Favorite New Song

**“Waving Through a Window” – Dear Evan Hansen**

Shows with Multiple Wins

Dear Evan Hansen: 8
Falsettos: 2
The Glass Menagerie: 2
Hello, Dolly!: 2
The Price: 2

Performers with Multiple Wins:

Laura Dreyfuss (Dear Evan Hansen): 3
Bette Midler (Hello, Dolly!): 2
Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen): 2

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Olivier Awards 2017 – Live from the Red Carpet



The Olivier Awards with Mastercard has announced the first details of its inaugural Red Carpet Live Show. For the first time in the awards’ history, the red carpet will be seen live across the world.

Red Carpet LIVE

Get Red Carpet ready – join us on Sunday 9 April Live from the Red Carpet and watch the stars arrive from 4.30pm exclusively on Facebook! #OlivierAwardsMore details:

Posted by Olivier Awards on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Broadcast exclusively on the Olivier Awards’ Facebook page, theatre fans will be able to follow all the action from the Royal Albert Hall, including interviews with nominees, stars and other guests, alongside exclusive content. Fans are also encouraged to comment along and ask questions of this year’s presenters and nominees, and to contribute content that will be aggregated on the show by using #OlivierAwards via Tagboard.

Red carpet coverage will begin at 4:30pm. The livestream will be hosted by broadcaster and journalist Anita Rani, presenter and Collabro singer Jamie Lambert and NY-1’s Frank DiLella.

Anita Rani (@itsanitarani) is one of the lead presenters on BBC One’s Countryfile, is a regular part of the One Show team, and has just hosted the hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing Live tour.

Jamie Lambert (@JamieCollabro) is part of the globally successful group, Collabro, winners of Britain’s Got Talent 2014, who have just released their third album.

Frank DiLella (@fdilella) is the Entertainment Reporter for NY-1 News in New York, and produces and reports for On Stage, the news channel’s weekly half-hour theatre programme.

The broadcast will also include a celebration of the Be Inspired Champions. Recently announced by the Olivier Awards, these six individuals were nominated by the public and theatre industry for motivating and inspiring others with their love and commitment to theatre. Find out more at here.

The new red carpet broadcast is Executive Produced by Julian Bird and Sally Wood for the Society.

The awards, hosted by Jason Manford, will be broadcast in the UK and worldwide via ITV, Magic and Facebook. Scheduling will be announced shortly.

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