Olivier Awards TV Special to Replace Spring Ceremony; Winners Will Be Announced in the Fall

first_imgWhile this spring’s Olivier Awards ceremony was recently canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the best of London theater will still be toasted next month. ITV will broadcast a celebratory Olivier Awards program at 10:15pm on April 5, the night the awards show was originally scheduled to take place. Jason Manford, who’d been announced to host the Oliviers, will serve as emcee of the special, titled Olivier Awards—Greatest Moments.”Amid unprecedentedly difficult times for our theater community, we look forward to providing audiences with a unique celebration of the last ten years of incredible, world-leading British theater honored at the Olivier Awards, in anticipation of a separate ceremony for this year’s winners in the autumn,” said Olivier Awards Executive Producer Julian Bird in a statement.The TV special will look back at Olivier Awards ceremonies over the past ten years, with archival footage of performances and speeches and a celebration of many Olivier Award-winning productions—including Dreamgirls, Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King and Matilda.In addition, Magic Radio will broadcast a special program from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on the same night, also celebrating the best Olivier moments, which will conclude a weekend of tributes on Magic’s musical-theater station Magic at the Musicals.To see a list of the 2020 Olivier Award nominees, click here. View Commentslast_img read more

Argos Extinguish Blazers 73-63

first_img VALDOSTA, Ga. – The West Florida men’s basketball team defeated Gulf South Conference opponent Valdosta State 73-63, on the road Saturday night. The win took place in front of the second largest crowd in VSU history, 3,983, and was UWF’s first victory on VSU’s home court since 2000. With the win the Argos improve to 14-7 overall and 4-3 in GSC play while the Blazers fall to 8-10 on the year and 1-6 in conference.The Argos started slow, shooting 2-6 from the field, but caught fire and drained their next 12-15 opportunities. UWF finished the first half 55 percent from the field and 67 percent from the stripe. West Florida continued their rebounding success grabbing 18 boards to VSU’s 16. Jamar Moore (Coolidge, Ga./Faulkner State CC (Thomasville HS) highlighted the Argos first half nearly posting a double-double, scoring 11 points with eight rebounds. UWF ended the half on top 38-29.In the second half West Florida continued their stellar shooting and finished the game 49 percent from the field and 75 percent from the line. The game grew physical as time wound down with several hard fouls, one resulting in a Tristan Steele ejection. The Argos were able to keep their cool and come away with the win 73-63.Moore finished the game with a double-double scoring 20 points with 13 rebounds and three assists. Martell Buie (Orlando, Fla./Wallace State CC-Hanceville (Olympia HS) nearly posted a triple-double tallying 13 points with eight rebounds and seven assists. Both Anthony Sims (Mobile, Ala./Faulkner State CC (Blount HS) and Marquis Mathis (Columbus, Ohio/Cincinnati State CC (World Harvest Christian Academy) had double a digit scoring night posting 14 points each.The West Florida men’s basketball team will be back in action Thursday February 2 at Christian Brothers. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Share Anthony Sims scored 14 points in UWF win over VSU (Photo by Chris Nelson) center_img Argos Extinguish Blazers 73-63last_img read more