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Once vs. The Book of Mormon: Which Musical Will Win Big at Tonight's Olivier Awards?

The best of London's West End theater scene is honored at the annual ceremony. logo
West End The Book of Mormon stars Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner duke it out for the Best Actor in a Musical honor at the 2014 Olivier Awards, held on April 13.
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London's annual Olivier Awards are being presented tonight, April 13, at the Royal Opera House. The ceremony pits the West End productions of two Tony-winning musicals, Once and The Book of Mormon, against each other in the coveted category of Best New Musical, along with similarly acclaimed productions of The Scottsboro Boys and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The evening will also see Broadway favorites like Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner competing in the Best Actor in a Musical category for their turns in Mormon. Legendary songwriting team Kander and Ebb go up against Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone, and celebs like Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston, Hayley Atwell, and Judi Dench will duke it out in acting categories.

Hosted by Stephen Mangan and Gemma Arterton, the Olivier Awards show is set to feature ABBA members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus reuniting to perform with the West End company of Mamma Mia!, as well as a performance from two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters.

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