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Walnut Street Theatre's Les Miserables Leads Barrymore Nominations

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Hugh Panaro in Les Miserables
(© Brett Thomas)
Hugh Panaro in Les Miserables
(© Brett Thomas)
The Walnut Street Theatre's production of Les Miserables picked up 11 Barrymore nominations, honoring the best of Philadelphia-area theater. The awards ceremony will be held Monday, October 6 at 6:30pm at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wannamaker Building.

In addition to a nomination for Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical, Les Miz earned nominations for director Mark Clements, lead actors Hugh Panaro and Paul Schoeffler, supporting actors Jeffrey Coon and Scott Greer, supporting actresses Julie Craig and Christina DeCicco, musical director Douglass G. Lutz, costume designer Colleen Grady, and Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical.

The show's competitors in the musical field include 11th Hour Theatre Company's The World Goes 'Round, Arden Theatre Company's Assassins, Azuka Theatre's Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and the Walnut's own The Irish…And How They Got That Way.

Contenders in the Outstanding Overall Production of a Play category include Interact Theatre Company's Frozen, Lantern Theater Company's Skylight, The People's Light & Theatre Company's Six Characters in Search of an Author, Theatre Exile's Bug, and The Wilma Theater's Eurydice.

Other notable nominations include an Outstanding Choreography/Movement nomination for Bill Irwin for Philadelphia Theatre Company's The Happiness Lecture, which also picked up a nomination for the Independence Foundation Award for Outstanding New Play. In addition, Dolly Beechman Schnall has been named the Lifetime Achievement honoree.

For a full list of nominations, click here.

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