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Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

by Andrew Llyod Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton

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Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard




This 1995 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on the 1950 American film noir and features the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.


Story:

In Hollywood in 1949, down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis encounters Norma Desmond, the one-time silent film star who fell out of popularity when “talkies” took over. The delusional ex-celebrity speaks of a play she’s written to be her next project, and desperate for an opportunity, Joe offers to edit it in exchange for room and board. When Norma falls in love with Joe, he becomes caught between her and the girl he loves, Betty, and an awkward situation becomes complex and dangerous.


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Composer

Composer
Andrew Llyod Webber

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Don Black

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Christopher Hampton



  • Premiere
  • 1950 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Minskoff Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 17, 1994
Total Performances
977
Original Cast
Alan Campbell, Glenn Close, George Hearn, Alice Ripley, Sandra Allen, Bryan Batt, Lada Boder, Susan Dawn Carson, Matthew Dickens, Colleen Dunn, David Eric, Rich Hebert, Kim Huber, Alicia Irving, Lauren Kennedy, Sal Mistretta, Alan Oppenheimer, Rick Podell, Tom Alan Robbins, Rick Sparks, Steven Stein-Grainger, Vincent Tumeo, Wendy Walter
Director
Trevor Nunn
Choreographer
Bob Avian
Producer
The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
Musical Director
David Caddick and Paul Bogae
Orchestrations
David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Scenic Design
John Napier
Costume Design
Anthony Powell
Lighting Design
Andrew Bridge
Sound Design
Martin Levan

1950 Film Version

Movie Name
Sunset Blvd.
Type
Non-Musical
Director
Billy Wilder
Screenplay
Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr.
Starring
William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim




CDs

CD
Original London Cast Album

CD
1994 Los Angeles Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Other

Merchandise




1995 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actress in a Musical - Glenn Close
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - George Hearn
Best Scenic Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Actor in a Musical - Alan Campbell
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

1995 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Glenn Close
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - George Hearn
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Trevor Nunn

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