Saturday, March 17, 2012

Special Honors at 2012 Olivier Awards

Three-time Tony-winner Tim Rice, who is best known as Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's frequent collaborator (as book writer and lyricist) will receive a special award at the 2012 Olivier Awards to be held on April 15th. The award is cited as being in "celebration of his outstanding contribution to musical theater." The Olivier Awards will be hosted by Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton at the Royal Opera House in London.

According to, "Rice won two Tony Awards for his work on Evita and one for Aida. His other works include Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Chess, Beauty and the Beast and long-running hit The Lion King. He collaborated with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, revivals of which are both currently in previews on Broadway. They also worked together to write new additional songs for the London revival of The Wizard of Oz. Rice is currently working on adapting the 1953 film From Here to Eternity into a stage musical."

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