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#1 Ghostmusicalfan

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

Voting is now open for the 2013 WOS Awards.  Who is going to win?

http://awards.whatso...com/awards/vote
2013:

JANUARY: Peter Pan (Mcr Opera House), One Man Two Guvnors (Lowry), Of Mice and Men (Bolton Octagon), Moscow State Circus (Lowry)
FEBRUARY: Priscilla (Mcr Opera House), Jethro (Lowry), Guinness World Records (Lowry), Peacock & Gamble (Lowry)
MARCH: Book of Mormon (LDN), Billy Elliot (LDN), Horrible Histories (Lowry), New Jersey Nights (Mcr Opera House), 8 out of 10 Cats (Media City), Hairspray (School Production), The Hollies (Lowry), Marti Pellow (Lowry), Sing-a-long a Grease (Lowry), Rocky Horror (Mcr Opera House)
APRIL: Ghost on Tour Cardiff x6, Ghost on Tour Wimbledon x1
MAY: Woman in Black (Lowry), Blues Brothers - Approved (Mcr Opera House), Ghost on Tour Edinburgh x3, Carnaby Street (Mcr Opera House)
JUNE: Omid Djalili (Lowry) Ghost on Tour Wolverhampton x2, Ghost on Tour Leeds x4, Sherlock Holmes (Mcr Opera House)
JULY:  Ghost on Tour Manchester x23, Joseph (Stockport Plaza), Rehearsal Space (Mcr Fringe), Countdown (Media City), Mastermind (Media City), Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenor (Mcr Fringe), Disney Live (Lowry), Momentous Musicals (Mcr Palace)
AUGUST:  Grease (Mcr Palace), Soul Sister (L'pool Empire), How to Succeed in Business (Lowry), Evita (Lowry), Ghost Nottingham, 9 to 5 (Mcr Opera House), NYMT West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse Mcr)
SEPTEMBER:  Blood Brothers (Lowry), Cabaret (Mcr Opera House), Ghost Bristol x2, Nina Conti (Lowry), Ghost Milton Keynes x4, Chicago (Oldham Coliseum), Once London
OCTOBER: Ghost Glasgow x3, The Illusionists (Mcr Apollo), Wicked (Mcr Palace), Rocky Horror (Wolverhampton), Stephen K Amoss (Lowry)
NOVEMBER: Ghost Southampton x2, Ghost is Dancing (Mayflower),Ghost Woking, Cabaret Fandangles (Kings Arms), War Horse (Lowry), Rent (Mcr Palace), Ghost Sunderland x2
DECEMBER: Ghost Birmingham x3
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#2 Alf

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

So The Bodyguard managed to receive nominations despite only opening on Wednesday..?
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

View PostAlf, on 07 December 2012 - 04:20 PM, said:

So The Bodyguard managed to receive nominations despite only opening on Wednesday..?

Well it has been in previews for a few weeks now...

#4 Sam4God

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

I just hope people don't vote for 'names' as always - even when they haven't seen them live. I'd really like Katherine Kingsley to win 'Best Supporting Actress in a Musical' for instance. But she's up against Mel C in JCS!!
Pleased to see Merrily We Roll Along and The Curious Incident... both received a few nominations too.
WEST END: Wicked X80 | Billy Elliot X91 | Singin' In The Rain X25 | Avenue Q X16 | Legally Blonde X27 | Matilda X5 | The Lion King X5 | Sound of Music X1 | Les Miserables X5 | Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat X2 | We Will Rock You X4 | The 39 Steps X15 | Oliver X3 | Chicago X2 | Mamma Mia! X7 |  Hair X3 | Ghost Stories X1 | Jersey Boys X7 | Enron X1 | Blood Brothers X3 | All The Fun of the Fair X1 | Phantom of the Opera X5 | Flashdance X3 | Stomp X1 | Grease The Musical X3 | Sweet Charity X2 | The Woman In Black X2 | Priscilla X2 | Dreamboats and Petticoats X1 | The Glass Menagerie X1 | Love Never Dies X2 | Wizard of Oz X3 | Deathtrap X1 | Sister Act X5 | Love Story X2 | Ordinary Days X1 | End of the Rainbow X1 | Umbrellas of Cherbourg X3 | Flare Path X1 | Spelling Bee X1 | Shrek X7 | Thrill Me X1 | Lend Me A Tenor X2 | Ghost X3 | Betty Blue Eyes X1 | Rock of Ages X3 | Master Class X1 | One Man, Two Guv'nors X2 | Pitmen Painters X1 | Soho Cinders X2 | Spamalot x3 | Sweeney Todd X1 | Volcano X1 | Loserville X6 | Good Night Mr. Tom X1 | Scrooge X1 | Once X2 | A Chorus Line X5 | Curious Incident X2 | Beautiful Thing X1 | Merrily We Roll Along X1 | A Midsummer Night's Dream X2 | Book of Mormon X2 | From Here To Eternity X1 | Stephen Ward X1 | The Commitments X1 | I Can't Sing X2 | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels X1 | The Duck House X1

FRINGE: Smokey Joe's Cafe X1 | Tomorrow Morning X3 | Company X1 | The Kissing Dance X2 | Road Show X1 | Crazy For You X1 | The Belle's Stratagem X3 | Pippin X1 | Kissing Sid James X1 | Mack & Mabel X1 | Taboo X1 | Victor/Victoria X1 | Bully Boy X1 | Daddy Long Legs X1 | Merrily We Roll Along X1 | Lift X4 | Payback the Musical X1 | Candide X1 | The A to Z of Mrs P X1

BROADWAY: Wicked X1 | Newsies X1 | Annie X1

ON TOUR: Les Miserables (Barbican) X1 | Evita (Wimbledon) X1 | Annie (Woking) X1 | Hairspray (Woking) X1 | Avenue Q (Bromley) X2 | Avenue Q (Richmond) X2 | Avenue Q (Woking) X2 | Avenue Q (High Wycombe) X2 | Avenue Q (Southampton) X1 | Avenue Q (Milton Keynes) X1 | Avenue Q (Salford) X1 | Avenue Q (Cardiff) X1 | Avenue Q (Belfast) X1 | Avenue Q (Northampton) X2 | Jekyll & Hyde (Woking) X1 | Legally Blonde (Bristol) X2 | Legally Blonde (York) X1 | Legally Blonde (Glasgow) X1 | Legally Blonde (Edinburgh) X1 | Sister Act (Oxford) X1 | Legally Blonde (Wimbledon) X1 | Rent 20th Anniversary Concert X5 | West Side Story X1 | Wicked X10 | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers X1 | Fiddler on the Roof X1 | Fame X1 | Tonight's The Night X1

CHICHESTER: She Loves Me X3

OPEN AIR THEATRE: Crazy For You X1, Sound of Music X1

NATIONAL THEATRE: Welcome To Thebes X1 | London Road X1 | Curious Incident X1 | The Light Princess X1

OTHER: Vampirette (Manchester) X2, Loserville (Leeds) X1

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

has any of the other arena or albert hall shows been nominated in anything other than event of the year before?

im not sure an arena show should be featured in london theatre awards

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

View PostTitan, on 07 December 2012 - 10:58 PM, said:

has any of the other arena or albert hall shows been nominated in anything other than event of the year before?

im not sure an arena show should be featured in london theatre awards

View PostTitan, on 07 December 2012 - 10:58 PM, said:

has any of the other arena or albert hall shows been nominated in anything other than event of the year before?

im not sure an arena show should be featured in london theatre awards

Its all a bit odd. You can produce the best performance of the year in Wicked, WWRY or Les Mis (which isn't far off reality) and you don't seem to qualify for best of anything and can only get in for best takeover. The really good current tours don't feature - because they are not seen as regional or London. Yet JCS can get in,  and Bodyguard can get in - although hardly anyone can have   seen  it to  nominate it. That before you get to the problem with  a public vote  - that some shows played to audiences of 100,  others to 1500 or even the whole O2 stadium,  and some that otherwise might do well had really short runs.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:20 AM

These awards are a joke. Sheridan Smith will win best actress as surely the only people voting are musical fans who use this website.
Mel C best supporting actress?! Clearly rigged just so she will turn up and give it some publicity.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:41 AM

I have made a point of only voting for shows/plays/performances I have actually seen.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:30 AM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 08 December 2012 - 01:20 AM, said:

These awards are a joke. Sheridan Smith will win best actress as surely the only people voting are musical fans who use this website.
Mel C best supporting actress?! Clearly rigged just so she will turn up and give it some publicity.

The best actress is very competitive. i saw Sheridan,  and Jill and they were both very good and deserving. I suspect Billie might deserve it even more, but as they have her in a small theatre,  where not many people can actually get tickets to see her,  and I couldn't, it may be more difficult for her.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:58 AM

There do seem to be some odd nominations here.

I personally am sulking because one of my favourites Mack & Mabel wasn't included at all. However good to see Sweet Smell of Success with a few nods.

I think the "Best Off-West End Production" category ought to be two categories; musicals & plays. It is hard enough for these shows with limited audience capacity without limiting them further.




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