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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.


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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Palace Theatre
1564 Broadway
New York, NY

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Important Dates
PREVIEWS: Feb 2, 2017
OPENING: Feb 9, 2017
CLOSING: May 28, 2017

Run Time
2 hours and 40 minutes (1 Intermission)

NOTE: Pre-opening information is subject to change.


Andrew Llyod Webber


Lyricist and Librettist
Don Black


Lyricist and Librettist
Christopher Hampton

  • Premiere
  • 2016
  • 1950 Film

Broadway Premiere

Minskoff Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 17, 1994
Total Performances
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
Trevor Nunn
Bob Avian
The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
Musical Director
David Caddick and Paul Bogae
David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Scenic Design
John Napier
Costume Design
Anthony Powell
Lighting Design
Andrew Bridge
Sound Design
Martin Levan

2016 Broadway Revival

Palace Theatre
Opening Night
Feb 2, 2016
Original Cast
Glenn Close, Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon, Fred Johanson, 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
Lonny Price
The Really Useful Group

1950 Film Version

Movie Name
Sunset Blvd.
Billy Wilder
Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr.
William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim


Original London Cast Album

1994 Los Angeles Cast Album


Vocal Selections


Original Hollywood Version DVD

Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray



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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