“Cursed Child” Producer Sonia Friedman up for Producer of the Year 2017 Stage Award
Fans don’t need nominations to help them decide what to think of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – at this point, you probably already love it or hate it. But that doesn’t stop them from rolling in! Producer Sonia Friedman has been shortlisted for a prestigious 2017 Stage award for her work on Cursed Child.
Friedman has been nominated for Producer of the Year, sponsored by PRG XL Video – an honor she took home in both 2015 and 2016. Alistair Smith, chair of the judging panel, said of this year’s nominations,
The Stage Awards are the only theatre awards that celebrate the whole stunning spectrum of theatre, encompassing London, regional, fringe and international work. Our exceptional shortlist this year is a blend of big and small, established and new. It ranges from Sonia Friedman, the commercial impresario behind West End mega-hit Harry Potter, to the Hope Mill, a bijou fringe theatre located in a former Manchester cotton mill. It’s also exciting to introduce two new categories this year – the Sustainability Award and the Innovation Award – for which we also have a spectacular range of nominees. Together, these thrillingly diverse companies represent the very best of what theatre is today.
The ceremony will take place on January 27 of next year. Friedman is already the first person to win the award in two consecutive years – can she bring it home a third time?