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'Harry Potter,' 'The Flick,' 'Groundhog Day' Win U.K. Critics Circle Theatre Awards

Awards also went to Glenda Jackson, Billie Piper, and Stephen Dillane.

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Andy Karl (Manuel Harlan)

The Broadway-bound Groundhog Day was named Best Musical, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won three major awards at the U.K. Critics Circle Theatre Awards, which were presented January 31 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Also honored was Annie Baker's The Flick, which was named Best New Play.

In the ceremony, hosted by Mark Shenton, chairman of the drama section of Critics Circle and London correspondent to, other major awards went to Glenda Jackson for her first stage role in a quarter of a century (winner of the Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance for playing the title role in King Lear at the Old Vic), Stephen Dillane (named Best Actor for his role in Faith Healer at the Donmar Warhouse), and Billie Piper (named Best Actress for playing the title role in Yerma at the Young Vic).

Click here for the full article published on by Robert Viagas on January 31, 2017.