Feb 18, 2013
By Bob Komsic
Director Danny Boyle’s Olympics opening ceremony has been named theatre event of the year at London’s Whatsonstage awards.
Boyle’s spectacular panorama of British history beat an eclectic list that included the ”Globe to Globe” Shakespeare season and the Susan Boyle musical ”I Dreamed a Dream.”
Best play went to ”The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” and ”The Bodyguard” won for best new musical.
A Chichester Festival production of ”Sweeney Todd” won five prizes including, best actor and actress in a musical for Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.
Rupert Everett was named best actor in a play for his Oscar Wilde in ”The Judas Kiss,” and Sheridan Smith was best actress for the title role in ”Hedda Gabler.”
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