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"Come From Away", about the Newfoundland town of Gander that hosted thousands of travelers stranded by canceled flights after the 9/11 attacks, is up for best new musical at Britain's equivalent of Broadway's Tony Awards.

Best actor in a musical went to Kobna Holdbrook-Smith for playing a charismatic, abusive Ike Turner in "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical".

The Inheritance, Company and Come From Away were the toast of theatreland last night after winning four titles each at the prestigious Olivier Awards. The production as a whole won Best Musical Revival.

"The Inheritance", Matthew Lopez's drama about young gay men living in NY a generation after the AIDS crisis was declared best new play.

Laura Wade's "Home I'm Darling", about a 21st century couple trying to live a flawless 1950s life, was named best new comedy.

Monica Dolan was named best actress in a supporting role as Karen, Margot's straight-talking friend in All About Eve, while best actor in a supporting role went to Chris Walley for The Lieutenant Of Inishmore at Noël Coward Theatre.

Come From Away was named best new musical and scooped awards for theatre choreography, achievement in music, and sound design.

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"The Inheritance" has been named best new play at British theater's Olivier Awards. Bourne is now the joint holder of the most Olivier awards by one person, with Judi Dench, who also has eight.

Acting contenders include Ian McKellen for "King Lear", Gillian Anderson for "All About Eve" and Sophie Okonedo for "Antony and Cleopatra".

The 2019 Olivier Awards saw three productions take home the biggest share of awards.

And The Inheritance won Best New Play, with Kyle Soller winning Best Actor and Stephen Daldry picking up a Best Director award.

Spanish-British actress Patsy Ferran was crowned best actress in a play as a woman consumed by love in Tennessee Williams' smoldering "Summer and Smoke".

Sally Field, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Hiddleston and Wendell Pierce are among the stars expected at Sunday's ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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