Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard celebrates an historic return to Broadway at The Palace Theatre on February 9th.
Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard return to Broadway in this new production. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016, winning an Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond. Based on Billy Wilder’s classic Academy Award-winning film, Sunset Boulevard features a celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.) Directed by Lonny Price, this production of Sunset Boulevard will feature a 40-piece orchestra on the stage of The Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue), the biggest on Broadway in more than 80 years.
With the Broadway opening of Sunset Boulevard, Andrew Lloyd Webber will have the rare distinction of having four musicals running simultaneously on Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock – The Musical, CATS, and Sunset Boulevard – an accomplishment only achieved previously by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
THE HISTORIC OPENING NIGHT WILL TAKE PLACE AT BROADWAY’S PALACE THEATRE with expected first-nighters, including Bobby Cannavale, Al Roker, Jane Krakowski, Cyndi Lauper, Rosie O’Donnell, Joel Grey, Mariska Hargitay, Neil Patrick Harris, Paul Schaffer, Gabriel Byrne, Tituss Burgess, Bob Balaban, Kelli O’Hara, Patina Miller, Laura Osnes, Lena Hall, Sierra Boggess, Lillias White, Rosanna Scotto, and more to help celebrate the historic opening night of Sunset Boulevard with cast members, including Glenn Close, Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon, and Fred Johanson, and the creative team: legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black (Book & Lyrics), Christopher Hampton (Book and Lyrics), and Lonny Price (Director).