Center Theater Group receives 29 nominations
Center Theater Group led the Ovation Award nominations with 29, including for the Ahmanson’s season, per the L.A. Stage Alliance, which announced the noms Tuesday.Celebration Theater and Musical Theater West were next with 16 noms, followed by the Geffen Playhouse with 11. Colony Theater and Troubadour Theater Company garnered nine each. CTG received 11 noms for “The Convert,” four for “American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose” and one for “The Night Watcher” all at the Kirk Douglas. Mark Taper Forum’s “Waiting for Godot” garnered eight, “Poor Behavior” and “Red” one each. The Ahmanson drew a nom for best season as well as one for “Follies” and one for “War Horse.” Celebration’s staging of “The Color Purple: A Musical” drew 13 and “What’s Wrong With Angry?” three noms. Musical Theater West garnered nine noms for “Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits, Volume 2,” three for “Hairspray,” two for “Man of La Mancha” one for “Spamalot” as well as for its season. Geffen Playhouse received eight noms for “Good People” and one each for “The Jacksonian” and “The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” along with season. The Colony Theater Company also received a season nom along with five for “The Savannah Disputation,” two for “Old Wicked Songs” and one for “Dames at Sea.” Awards will be handed out on Nov. 12 at the Los Angeles Theater. A complete list of noms can be found at LAStageOvations.com.