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17th Annual Helpmann Awards nominations in 42 categories announced
Live Performance Australia (LPA) has announced the nominees in the 42 categories of the Helpmann Awards at simultaneous events in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
With the winners of the 17th Helpmann Awards to be announced on the set of Kinky Boots on Monday 24th July at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Opera Australia leads the nominations, being up for 26 awards as a result of its move into musical theatre. Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady is up for nine awards, including best musical and best direction of a musical for Julie Andrews.
In the best musical category, My Fair Lady is up against three other Broadway productions: The Book of Mormon (eight nominations), Kinky Boots and Aladdin (seven each).
All four shows dominate the musical nominations.
Sydney’s Belvoir theatre received 11 nominations across three productions: The Drover’s Wife, Faith Healer and Twelfth Night.
The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia’s live performance sectors including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, ballet, dance and physical theatre, presentation for children, regional touring and cabaret.
Commenting on the nominations, Live Performance Australia (LPA) Chief Executive, Evelyn Richardson stated “this year has been a remarkable year for live performances in Australia reflecting a vibrant industry with more than 18 million people attending shows across the country and ticket revenues of $1.4 billion.
“Over the past 17 years, the Helpmann Awards have received over 10,000 entries and announced 2,600 Nominations, which further illustrates the scale of the live performance industry in Australia.
As previously announced, Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, will be the recipient of the 2017 JC Williamson Award while Rob Brookman will be the recipient of this year’s Sue Nattrass Award which honours an exceptional individual in a service role that supports the industry.
The Helpmann Awards are supported by the New South Wales Government, through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
The full list of nominations can be viewed at www.helpmannawards.com.au/media-resources/
Images: Opera Australia's production of My Fair Lady (top) and Sydney's Capitol Theatre (below).
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