Glenn Close and the Stars of Sunset Boulevard on Bringing the Iconic Hollywood Tale Back to Broadway
Glenn Close as Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard.” Credit Nick Wall
Glenn Close and the stars of the new Broadway recovery of Sunset Boulevard met the press at the Palace Theatre on January 25. Coordinated by Lonny Price and highlighting a 40-piece symphony, exhibitions start February 2 ahead of time of a February 9 premiere night.
Close comes back to the part of Norma Desmond. She began the part on Broadway in 1994 and won Tony and Drama Desk grants in 1995 for her execution. In this creation, she will show up with the beforehand reported Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon (Betty Schaefer), and Fred Johanson (Max von Mayerling). The cast additionally incorporates Nancy Anderson, Mackenzie Bell, Preston Truman Boyd, Barry Busby, Britney Coleman, Julian Decker, Anissa Felix, Drew Foster, David Hess, Brittney Johnson, Katie Ladner, Stephanie Martignetti, Lauralyn McClelland, T. Oliver Reid, Lance Roberts, Stephanie Rothenberg, Graham Rowat, Paul Schoeffler, Andy Taylor, Sean Thompson, Matt Wall, and Jim Walton.
Sunset Boulevard highlights a Tony Award-winning score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and a Tony Award-winning book and verses by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. In view of the exemplary 1950 film of a similar title, Sunset Boulevard takes after Norma Desmond, a cleaned up quiet film star, who lives in a broken down chateau on Sunset Boulevard. When she experiences a youthful screenwriter named Joe Gillis, she considers him to be her chance to make a rebound to the silver screen. Close's execution as the notorious Desmond earned her a third Tony Award in 1995.