It’ll be a tight race for best play at the 18th Annual Helpmann Awards on Monday.

The Sydney Theatre Company is responsible for all the top contenders – so one thing is for sure, they won’t be going home empty handed.

The Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘Black is the New White’ opened at $4.50 with the online bookmaker but has since firmed into top spot at $2.80.

Another Sydney production, ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ is a close second for the honour at $3.00.

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It’s director, Kip Williams, is tipped to take out best direction of a play after he firmed from $5.50 into $2.50 favouritism.

Weaving is $1.85 to win the Helpmann for best male actor and Miranda Daughtry ($2.60) is the main contender for best female actor in a play.

In the musical section ‘Muriel’s Wedding’ ($1.66) heads the market ahead of ‘Beautiful’ (Carol King The Musical) on $4.00 and ‘Dream Lover’ ($6.00).

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