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Trevor Nunn joins Broadway's Theater Hall of Fame

Sir Trevor Nunn
Image caption Sir Trevor has won three Tonys for his Broadway productions

British theatre director Sir Trevor Nunn has been selected for induction into the Theater Hall of Fame on Broadway.

Nunn is one of eight directors, actors and playwrights who will be formally inducted at a gala ceremony at New York's Gershwin Theatre next January.

Nunn made his Broadway directorial debut in 1981 with The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

It won him a Tony Award, as did his productions of Cats and Les Miserables.

Inductees to the Theater Hall of Fame must have had an American theatre career that spans at least 25 years, with at least five major Broadway production credits.

Nunn was involved with five Broadway shows during his time as artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, starting with A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1971.

His most recent Broadway outing was directing a revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Musical in 2009.

The award was founded in 1971 to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to American theatre.

It is voted for by more than 350 members of the Theater Hall of Fame and the American Theatre Critics Association.

This year's eight inductees include playwrights Christopher Durang and Paula Vogel and the actors Betty Buckley and Sam Waterston.

Andre Bishop, artistic director of New York's Lincoln Center Theater and Michael Kahn, artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC, will also be inducted on 28 January.

There will be a posthumous honour for award-winning costume designer Martin Pakledinaz, who died in July.

Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Tom Stoppard and Sir Alan Ayckbourn are among the other British theatre luminaries who have previously been inducted.

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