facebook play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel location info chevron-thin-down star-full help-with-circle calendar images mail whatsapp directions_car directions_bike train directions_walk directions_bus close spinner11

Manilow joins Olivier Awards line up

First Published 3 March 2011, Last Updated 7 March 2011

Global music superstar Barry Manilow will take to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane stage as part of the eagerly awaited 2011 Olivier Awards with MasterCard.

The American singer-songwriter, who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide and was described by Rolling Stone magazine as “a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation”, recorded timeless hits including Mandy, Could It Be Magic, Looks Like We Made It and Copacabana. The latter was made into a TV movie and then a stage musical which ran for two years in the West End from 1994. The show – based on the character of Lola from the famous song – was revived at the Watermill, Newbury, last year.

Though exactly what Manilow will perform at the glamorous ceremony on 13 March is yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that he will perform alongside West End leading lady Kerry Ellis, who has appeared in productions including Les Miserables, We Will Rock You, Wicked and, most recently, Oliver!

In addition to Manilow and Ellis, more illustrious stars of stage and screen have joined the list of presenters confirmed for this year’s exciting ceremony.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller, Anne-Marie Duff, Elisabeth Moss, Rupert Everett, Mark Gatiss, Amanda Holden, Elaine Paige, Tamara Rojo, Danielle Hope, Rachel Tucker and Patrick Stewart join the already announced trio of Alfie Boe, Matthew Fox and Olivia Williams on presenting duties at the star-studded ceremony.

The stellar presenters will join the recently announced hosts, Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, along with a collection of stars of stage and screen and distinguished guests from the London arts scene at the 13 March ceremony.

The event, which has been revamped this year, will also feature performances from nominated musicals including Sweet Charity, Into The Woods, Love Story, Fela!, Legally Blonde, Passion and Love Never Dies, along with specially created pieces from dance companies Thick Skin and ZooNation. There will also be some very special surprises.

Theatre fans can still purchase tickets to the event or follow the ceremony on the night through the BBC Red Button, BBC Radio 2 or at olivierawards.com

MA

Share

Sign up

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.