Posted on February 6, 2008 at 4:06 pm

The Mark Taper Forum’s production of “13” and the Donmar Warehouse production of Parade were both recognized with an avalanche of nominations today, honored respectively by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and the prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards.

“13”, which ran at Los Angeles’s Mark Taper Forum last winter, received five nominations for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle’s 39th Annual Awards. The show, which will be opening at Goodspeed Musicals later this spring prior to a Broadway bow, was nominated for Best Production, Best Writing (Dan Elish), Best Musical Score (Jason Robert Brown), Best Musical Direction (David O), and Best Ensemble Performance. The 39th Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, March 17 at the El Portal Theatre, thanks to the generous donation of El Portal’s management. The theatre is located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Tickets are $35. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a catered reception (with no-host bar) and silent auction. The show commences at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the Awards show can be reserved from the LADCC’s website.

Meanwhile, in London, Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s Parade received seven nominations for the 2008 Laurence Olivier Awards. The show is in competition for Best New Musical, Best Actress In A Musical (Lara Pulver), Best Actor In A Musical (Bertie Carvel), Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Shaun Escoffery), Best Director (Rob Ashford), Best Theatre Choreographer (Rob Ashford), and Best Sound Design (Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster for Autograph). The winners of the 2008 Laurence Olivier Awards will be announced at a glamorous ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 9 March, where the West End’s leading actors, directors, producers and practitioners will come together to celebrate 2007’s record-breaking year of London theatre. More details are available on the Official London Theatre Guide website.

Congratulations to all!