The Virtual Stage's Broken Sex Doll has won the Outstanding New Work of 2013 Ovation Award. The sci-fi musical sex comedy, written by Andy Thompson (book / lyrics) and Anton Lipovetsky (music) was nominated for a total of 6 Ovation Awards, which celebrate excellence in musical theatre in Vancouver's Lower Mainland.
This brings the sci-fi musical comedy's total award nomination count to 13, winning 3. At the 2013 Jessies, Broken Sex Doll was nominated for a total 7 awards, winning for Outstanding Original Composition (Anton Lipovetsky) and Outstanding Costume Design (Drew Facey).
Andy Thompson, the show's Director and Producer, accepted the Ovation Award at the awards ceremony on January 26th. In his acceptance speech, Thompson paid a special tribute to Broken Sex Doll star Neezar, thanking him for his musical contribution to the show.
The Virtual Stage would like to express huge congratulations to their fellow nominees and winners of the Ovation Awards. It was a magical evening full of amazing performances representing Vancouver's stellar year in musical theatre!
Bravo to the Broken Sex Doll cast and crew and many thanks to Heather Redfern and the staff at The Cultch for their tremendous support of this musical's development. We're thrilled to announce that Broken Sex Doll will be back by popular demand in November 2014, and will be presented by The Cultch at their newest venue ~ The York Theatre!
Broken Sex Doll Writer / Director / Producer Andy Thompson at the Ovation Awards (January 26, 2014)
OVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS
Outstanding Professional Production
Outstanding New Work*
Outstanding Direction: ANDY THOMPSON
Outstanding Set Design: ANDY THOMPSON
Outstanding Lighting Design: ITAI ERDAL
Outstanding Lead Performance – Male: BENJAMIN ELLIOTT
JESSIE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Outstanding Direction - ANDY THOMPSON
Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition - ANTON LIPOVETSKY*
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role - BENJAMIN ELLIOTT
Outstanding Costume Design - DREW FACEY*
Outstanding Lighting Design - ITAI ERDAL
Significant Artistic Achievement: Musical Direction - ANTON LIPOVETSKY
The Ovation Awards, produced by APPLAUSE! Musicals Society, were held on January 26th at the Vancouver Academy of Music. To see a full list of nominees and winners, click here.