The play "Chimerica" and the Broadway musical
"Chimerica" by Lucy Kirkwood won for new play. The topical drama tells the story of a photographer who becomes obsessed with a picture he took during the Tiananmen Square massacre showing a lone man confronting a row of tanks.
The play, which debuted at the Almeida Theatre in London and later moved to the city's West End, also won for its director, Lyndsey Turner.
"Mormon" took four awards, including best new musical and the leading actor prize for Gavin Creel. The production at London's Prince of Wales Theatre opened in 2013, two years after debuting on Broadway.
The Menier Chocolate Factory's production of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" won for musical revival. The staging at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London was broadcast to cinemas in the U.S. last fall.
The Almeida Theatre's "Ghosts" by
Manville prevailed over Judi Dench in John Logan's "Peter and Alice,"
It was the first Olivier win for Manville, a veteran of Mike Leigh's movies, who was previously nominated for Leigh's play "Grief" two years ago.
Rory Kinnear took the prize for actor in a play for his role as Iago in the National Theatre's production of "Othello." The category featured two other Shakespearean performances —
Zrinka Cvitesic won the Olivier for lead actress in a musical for
The ceremony Sunday included a performance by ABBA musicians