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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Breaks Record; 'Groundhog Day,' 'Dreamgirls' & More Win Big at 2017 Olivier Awards

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won nine Olivier Awards.

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Harry Potter & the Cursed Child (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

The Broadway-bound Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which nabbed a record-tying 11 nominations, broke the record for the most wins at the Oliviers with nine, including Best Best New Play. (The previous record was held by both Matilda the Musical and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which each won seven.) Stars Jamie Parker, Anthony Boyle and Noma Dumezweni received the awards for Best Actor, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role, respectively. Tim Minchin's new Broadway musical Groundhog Day had a day worth repeating. The show, which made its world premiere at London's Old Vic Theatre and is currently playing at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre, nabbed the Best Musical Award.

Click for the original article and full list of winners at published by Lindsay Sullivan on April 9, 2017.