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Geffen Playhouse, Fountain Theatre dominate 2009-10 Ovation Awards

January 17, 2011 | 11:00 pm


Coming smack in the middle of Hollywood awards season, the Ovations can get lost in the mix of glitzy, celebrity-packed parties taking place around town this week. On Monday at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, L.A.'s theater community put on black tie and threw its own party to honor the best stage productions of the past season.

The 2009-10 Ovation Awards were dominated by the Geffen Playhouse and the Fountain Theatre, with five wins each. Center Theatre Group and the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura tied with three each. "Equivocation," Bill Cain's historic drama that was produced at the Geffen, won for best play at a large theater, while "Oedipus the King, Mama!," produced by the Troubadour Theater Company, received best musical at a large theater.

Read the full story -- plus a complete list of winners -- at the Awards Tracker blog.

-- David Ng

Photo: A scene from "Equivocation" at the Geffen Playhouse, with Connor Trinneer (left), Harry Groener and Joe Spano. Credit: Ringo H. W. Chiu / For The Times