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Show Summary - Sunset Boulevard on Broadway
Glenn Close reprises her award-winning turn as Norma Desmond, the fading star of the silent screen era who attempts to make a comeback, in the highly acclaimed musical, Sunset Boulevard. This show has a book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, as well as music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show is directed by Lonny Price (Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, 110 in the Shade), who also directed the recent London revival. The musical is an adaptation of the 1950 film of the same name by Billy Wilder, which won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay and was nominated for Best Picture. The stage adaptation first premiered in 1993 in the West End, starring Patti LuPone as Norma Desmond, and which ran until 1997. Meanwhile, a Los Angeles production began later in 1993, starring Glenn Close in the lead role. In November 1994, the show premiered on Broadway, with Glenn Close reprising her part that was so well received in Los Angeles. That production went on to win the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, and several other awards including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Glenn Close. In the decades since, Glenn Close has gone on to perform in magnificent films such as Albert Nobbs, The Lion in Winter, and 101 Dalmatians, as well as television shows such as Damages. Recently, she reprised her role as Norma Desmond in an acclaimed production in London, after which the decision was made to bring the revival to Broadway.
Noteworthy Dates For The Show Previews Begin: 02/02/17
Show Opens: 02/09/17
Show Closes: 05/28/17
Number of Performances: 7 Shows per week
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What Is Sunset Boulevard Like? The story of Sunset Boulevard is a timeless and heartbreaking tale about an aging actress. Glenn Close played this role miraculously at age 47, and now at age 69, she will surely do the part even greater justice. She has reportedly insisted on recreating this role anew, rather than just playing the part as she has played it before, working to rediscover the heart of this character and what it means for her to be on stage today. In addition, this production features a 40-piece orchestra, which is reportedly the largest orchestra ever to play on Broadway. Rather than having as elaborate sets as the original production, the focus on this revival is the music, the story, and the characters. Furthermore, this production marks the great accomplish for Andrew Lloyd Webber of having four of his shows running simultaneously: Sunset Boulevard, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, and Cats.
Is Sunset Boulevard Good for Kids? This is most appropriate for those over the age of 12. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Glenn Close plays Norma Desmond
Siobhan Dillon plays Betty Schaefer
Michael Xavier plays Joe Gillis
Fred Johanson plays Max von Mayerling
Show Duration: Sunset Boulevard runs for 2 hours and 40 minutes with one intermission.
Paul Blake By Special Arrangement with: The Really Useful Group
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Musical - Revival
Lonny Price (Direction)
Christopher Hampton (Book)
Don Black (Lyrics)
Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music)
Stephen Mear (Choreographer)
Kristen Blodgette (Musical Director)
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garage for the Palace Theater is located at:
ICON Resource Parking
164 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
QUICK PARK Crowne Garage
231 W 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.