LONDON -- Musical "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and the revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" lead the Olivier Awards race with seven noms each.
They are followed by "Once," "The Book of Mormon" and "The Scottsboro Boys," each receiving six nominations.
In the categories of actor and actress, Jude Law and Judi Dench receive nominations for their performances in "Henry V" and "Peter and Alice" respectively, both part of the Michael Grandage Season at the Noel Coward Theater, which receives four acting nominations in total.
They compete with Tom Hiddleston, Henry Goodman and Rory Kinnear for actor, and Anna Chancellor, Lesley Manville and Hayley Atwell for actress.
Women dominate the director category with Maria Friedman ("Merrily We Roll Along"), Susan Stroman ("The Scottsboro Boys") and Lyndsey Turner ("Chimerica") up against Richard Eyre for his staging of "Ghosts."
The awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Opera House on April 13.
FULL NOMINATIONS LIST FOR THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Henry Goodman for The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui at the Duchess Theater
Tom Hiddleston for Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse
Rory Kinnear for Othello at the National Theater, Olivier
Jude Law for Henry V at the Noel Coward Theater
Hayley Atwell for The Pride at the Trafalgar Studios
Anna Chancellor for Private Lives at the Gielgud Theater
Judi Dench for Peter and Alice at the Noel Coward Theater
Lesley Manville for Ghosts at the Almeida Theater & Trafalgar Studios
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' 'Merrily We Roll Along' Lead Olivier Noms
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