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Factbox: Laurence Olivier Award nominations announced

Britain's top theater awards, the Oliviers, will be handed out on March 13.
/ Source: Reuters

Britain's top theater awards, the Oliviers, will be handed out on March 13.

Following is a list of the nominees in the main categories:

- Best actress: Tracie Bennett/End of the Rainbow; Nancy Carroll/After the Dance; Tamsin Greig/The Little Dog Laughed; Sophie Thompson/Clybourne Park

- Best Actor: Roger Allam/Henry IV Parts 1 & 2; Derek Jacobi/King Lear; Rory Kinnear/Hamlet; Mark Rylance/La Bete; David Suchet/All My Sons

- Best actress in a supporting role: Sarah Goldberg/Clybourne Park; Anastasia Hille/The Master Builder; Gina McKee/King Lear; Rachael Stirling/An Ideal Husband; Michelle Terry/Tribes

- Best actor in a supporting role: James Laurenson/Hamlet; Hilton McRae/End of the Rainbow; Lee Ross/Birdsong; Adrian Scarborough/After the Dance

- MasterCard best new play: Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris; End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter; Sucker Punch by Roy Williams; The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane; Tribes by Nina Raine

- Best musical revival: Into the Woods; Passion; Sweet Charity

- Best new musical: Fela!; Legally Blonde - The Musical; Love Never Dies; Love Story

- Best entertainment: Beauty and the Beast; Ghost Stories; Potted Panto; The Railway Children

- Best actress in a musical: Sierra Boggess/Love Never Dies; Elena Roger/Passion; Sheridan Smith/Legally Blonde - The Musical; Emma Williams/Love Story

- Best actor in a musical: Alex Gaumond/Legally Blonde - The Musical; Ramin Karimloo/Love Never Dies; Sahr Ngaujah/Fela!; David Thaxton/Passion; Michael Xavier/Love Story

- Best performance in a supporting role in a musical: Josefina Gabrielle/Sweet Charity; Jill Halfpenny/Legally Blonde - The Musical; Summer Strallen/Love Never Dies; Michael Xavier/Into the Woods

- Best director: Dominic Cooke/Clybourne Park; Howard Davies/The White Guard; Michael Grandage/King Lear; Thea Sharrock/After the Dance.