|2017 Laurence Olivier Awards|
|Date||9 April 2017|
|Location||Royal Albert Hall, London|
|Hosted by||Jason Manford|
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The 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards were held on 9 April 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The ceremony was hosted by comedian Jason Manford. A highlights show was shown on ITV shortly after the live event ended.
Any new production that opened between 17 February 2016 and 21 February 2017 in a theatre represented in membership of the Society of London Theatre was eligible for consideration, provided it had performed at least 30 performances.
- 2 March: Kenneth Branagh announced as the recipient of the Society Special Award
- 6 March: Nominations announced by Denise Gough and Matt Henry on Facebook Live
- 10 March: Nominations party held; Jason Manford announced as the host of the ceremony
- 9 April: Award ceremony held
Winners and nominees
The nominations were announced on 6 March 2017 in 26 categories.
Productions with multiple wins and nominations
The following productions received multiple awards:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child broke the record for winning the most awards by a single production, overtaking Matilda (2012) and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2013) both winning seven.
The following 18 productions, including one opera and two dances, received multiple nominations:
- 11: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- 8: Groundhog Day
- 7: The Glass Menagerie
- 6: Jesus Christ Superstar
- 5: Dreamgirls, Travesties
- 3: The Girls, Half a Sixpence, School of Rock, Yerma
- 2: Cinderella, Funny Girl, Giselle, Hedda Gabler, Lulu, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, The Red Shoes, Show Boat, Sunset Boulevard
- Gary Barlow, Tim Firth and the cast of The Girls performing 'Yorkshire' (featuring an appearance from the original Calendar Girls)
- Amber Riley from Dreamgirls performing 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going'
- Tim Minchin and the cast of Groundhog Day performing 'Hope'
- Tyrone Huntley and the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar performing 'Heaven On Their Minds'
- David Fynn and the child cast of School of Rock performing 'Stick It To The Man'
- Sam Archer and Ashley Shaw performing a dance section from The Red Shoes
- Audra McDonald and choir of the Arts Education School performing 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' during the In Memoriam section
- Masters, Tim (9 April 2017). "Olivier Awards: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins record nine prizes". BBC News. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
- "Frequently Asked Questions". olivierawards.com.
- "Olivier awards 2017: full list of nominations". The Guardian. 2017-03-06. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-03-06.