Contents 1 Background 2 Synopsis 2.1 Act I 2.2 Act II 3 Major characters 4 Characters and original cast 5 Musical numbers 6 Productions 6.1 Original London production 6.2 Los Angeles production 6.3 Original Broadway production 6.4 Touring productions 6.5 International productions 6.6 London revivals 6.7 2017 Broadway revival 6.8 Other productions 6.9 Concert productions 7 Proposed film adaptation 8 Awards and nominations 8.1 Original London production 8.2 Original Broadway production 8.3 2008 London revival 8.4 2016 London revival 8.5 2017 Broadway revival 9 Notes 10 References 11 External links


Background[edit] From approximately 1952 to 1956, Gloria Swanson worked with actor Richard Stapley (aka Richard Wyler) and cabaret singer/pianist Dickson Hughes on a musical adaptation originally entitled Starring Norma Desmond, then Boulevard![1] It ended on a happier note than the film, with Norma allowing Joe to leave and pursue a happy ending with Betty. Rights holder Paramount Pictures originally had given Swanson verbal permission to proceed with the musical, but there had been no formal legal arrangement. On 20 February 1957, Paramount executive Russell Holman wrote to Swanson asking her to cease work on the project because "it would be damaging for the property to be offered to the entertainment public in another form as a stage musical."[2] In 1994, Hughes incorporated material from the production into Swanson on Sunset, based on his and Stapley's experiences in writing Boulevard!. A recording of the entire score, which had been housed in the Gloria Swanson archives at the University of Texas, was released on CD in 2008. In the early 1960s, Stephen Sondheim outlined a musical stage adaptation and went so far as to compose the first scene with librettist Burt Shevelove. A chance encounter with Billy Wilder at a cocktail party gave Sondheim the opportunity to introduce himself and ask the original film's co-screenwriter and director his opinion of the project (which was to star Jeanette MacDonald). "You can't write a musical about Sunset Boulevard," Wilder responded, "it has to be an opera. After all, it's about a dethroned queen". Sondheim immediately aborted his plans. A few years later, when he was invited by Hal Prince to write the score for a film remake starring Angela Lansbury as a fading musical comedian rather than a silent film star, Sondheim declined, citing his conversation with Wilder.[3] When Lloyd Webber saw the film in the early 1970s, he was inspired to write what he pictured as the title song for a theatrical adaptation, fragments of which he instead incorporated into Gumshoe.[4] In 1976, after a conversation with Hal Prince, who had the theatrical rights to Sunset, Lloyd Webber wrote "an idea for the moment when Norma Desmond returns to Paramount Studios"; Lloyd Webber did no further work on the play until after 1989's Aspects of Love.[4] At that point, Lloyd Webber "felt it was the subject [he] had to compose next",[4] though by February 1990 he had announced plans to turn Really Useful Group private so he could "make movies rather than musicals."[5] Tim Rice was, at one stage, rumored to have been collaborating on the piece.[6] An early version of "With One Look", then titled "Just One Glance", was performed by Elaine Paige at Lloyd Webber's 1991 wedding.[7] In 1991, Lloyd Webber asked Amy Powers, a lawyer from New York with no professional lyric-writing experience, to write the lyrics for Sunset Boulevard.[8] Don Black was later brought in to work with Powers; the two wrote the version that was performed in 1991 at Lloyd Webber's Sydmonton Festival. This original version starred Ria Jones as Norma.[9] but it was not a success. A revised version, written by Black and Christopher Hampton had a complete performance at the 1992 Sydmonton Festival, now with Patti LuPone playing Norma,[10] and "met with great success".[8] Lloyd Webber borrowed several of the tunes from his 1986 mini-musical Cricket, written with Tim Rice, which had been performed at Windsor Castle and later at the Sydmonton Festival.[11]


Synopsis[edit] Act I[edit] In 1949 Hollywood, down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis tries to hustle up some work at Paramount Studios ("Let's Have Lunch"). His appointment with a producer goes poorly when the executive rejects both Joe's proposed script and a loan to bring his car payments up to date. Joe does, however, meet Betty Schaefer, a pretty, young script editor who suggests they collaborate to rework one of his earlier screenplays. As they chat, Joe is spotted by car repossession agents and makes a quick escape ("Car Chase"). During the chase that ensues, Joe evades his pursuers by pulling into the garage of a palatial but dilapidated mansion on Sunset Boulevard. Beckoned inside the house, Joe encounters Norma Desmond, the "greatest star of all" who ruled the silent film era but didn't make the transition to sound movies. Taken aback, Joe comments, "You used to be in pictures; you used to be big," to which Norma retorts, "I am big — it's the pictures that got small!" The gloomy estate is inhabited only by Norma and Max, her loyal butler and chauffeur. Although decades past her prime and mostly forgotten by the public, Norma is convinced she is as beautiful and in demand as ever. Max perpetuates this illusion by shielding her from the realities of life out of the limelight and by writing her letters purportedly from still-devoted fans. Norma informs Joe of her plan to return to the screen with Salome, a script she has written for Cecil B. DeMille to direct with her in the starring role as the teenage biblical temptress. Dubious but sensing opportunity, Joe accepts her offer of work as editor on the script. Norma insists that Joe stay in her home while they collaborate on Salome. Joe immediately realizes the script is incoherent, but Norma won't allow a major rewrite and the revision drags on for months. During this time Joe is a virtual prisoner at the house, but he does break away to fulfill his commitment to Betty. Their working relationship blossoms into a romance that has her reconsidering her engagement to Joe's best friend, Artie ("Girl Meets Boy"). Blind to Joe's opportunism, Norma lavishes him with gifts that include a wardrobe makeover and he becomes her kept man ("The Lady's Paying"). She declares her love for him and turns quite possessive ("The Perfect Year"); when he leaves her to attend Artie's New Year's Eve party ("This Time Next Year"), she is distraught and attempts suicide. As a conciliatory gesture, Joe reluctantly returns to work on Salome ("New Years Eve (Back at the House on Sunset)"). Act II[edit] A cryptic message from Paramount has Norma certain that DeMille is eager to discuss her script. She drops in on the set of his current film and is greeted warmly by former colleagues and the famed director himself, but DeMille is noncommittal about Salome. Meanwhile, Max discovers the studio had called to ask about Norma's exotic car, not her screenplay. However, a delusional Norma leaves the lot convinced she'll soon be back in front of the cameras and begins to prepare for the role ("As If Never Said Goodbye"). Increasingly paranoid, Norma deduces that Joe and Betty are more than just friends ("Too Much In Love to Care"). She calls the younger woman to reveal Joe's secret life at the mansion, but he overhears and grabs the phone to tell Betty to come see for herself ("The Phone Call"). Realizing their affair is doomed, Joe brusquely tells her he enjoys being Norma's pet and that she should go back to Artie. Betty departs, confused and brokenhearted, and Joe tells Norma he is leaving her and returning to his hometown in Ohio. He also bluntly informs her that Salome is an unfilmable script and her fans have long abandoned her. Furious and grief-stricken, Norma fatally shoots Joe three times as he storms out of the house. Now completely insane, Norma mistakes the swarms of police and reporters who arrive for studio personnel. Believing she is on the set of Salome, she slowly descends her grand staircase and utters "And now, Mr. DeMille, I am ready for my close-up."


Major characters[edit] Norma Desmond — a faded, eccentric, former silent screen star Joe Gillis — a struggling young screenwriter Max von Mayerling – Norma's first husband and butler Betty Schaefer – A budding writer and Joe's love interest Cecil B. DeMille – the famous director Artie Green – Betty's fiancé Sheldrake – a movie producer on the lot Manfred – an expensive tailor


Characters and original cast[edit] Character Sydmonton Festival (1991) Sydmonton Festival (1992) West End/London (1993) Los Angeles (1993) Broadway (1994) Toronto (1995) First U.S. National Tour (1996) Australia (1996) Second U.S. National Tour (1998) BBC Radio 2 Concert (2004) West End (2008) West End (2016) Broadway (2017) UK Tour (2017) Norma Desmond Ria Jones Patti LuPone Glenn Close Diahann Carroll Linda Balgord Debra Byrne Petula Clark Kathryn Evans Glenn Close Ria Jones Joe Gillis Michael Ball Kevin Anderson Alan Campbell Rex Smith Ron Bohmer Hugh Jackman Lewis Cleale Michael Ball Ben Goddard Michael Xavier Danny Mac Betty Schaefer Frances Ruffelle LuAnn Arouson Meredith Braun Judy Kuhn Alice Ripley Anita Louise Combe Lauren Kennedy Catherine Porter Sarah Uriarte Berry Emma Williams Laura Pitt-Pulford Siobhan Dillon Molly Lynch Max von Meyerling Kevin Colson Daniel Benzali George Hearn Walter Charles Ed Dixon Norbert Lamla Allen Fitzpatrick Michael Bauer Dave Willetts Fred Johanson Adam Pearce Artie Green N/A Gareth Snook Vincent Tumeo Christopher Shyer James Clow Tim Beveridge Michael Berry Michael Xavier Tomm Coles Haydn Oakley Preston Truman Boyd Dougie Carter Cecil B. DeMille N/A Michael Bauer Alan Oppenheimer John Braden William Chapman Clive Hearne George Merner Ian Burford Craig Pinder Julian Forsyth Paul Schoeffler Carl Sanderson Sheldrake N/A Harry Dixon Sal Mistretta N/A Kenny Morris Robert Grubb Tom Flagg Rohan Tickell Alexander Evans Mark Goldthorpe Andy Taylor Kristoffer Hellström Manfred N/A Nicolas Colicos Rick Podell N/A Mark Hardy John McTernan Rick Qualls Mark Mickerracher Sam Kenyon Fenton Gray Jim Walton Simon Loughton


Musical numbers[edit] Act I "Overture" / "I Guess It Was 5 am" – Joe "Let's Have Lunch" – Joe, Actors, actress, scriptwriters, Artie, Sheldrake, Betty "Every Movie's A Circus" † – Betty, Joe "Car Chase" – orchestra "At the House on Sunset" – Joe "Surrender" – Norma "With One Look" – Norma "Salome" – Norma, Joe "The Greatest Star of All" – Max "Every Movie's a Circus (Reprise)" ∞ † – Actors, Actress, Waiters, Artie, Joe, Betty, Barman "Girl Meets Boy" – Joe, Betty "Back at the House on Sunset – Joe, Max "New Ways to Dream" – Norma, Joe "Completion of the Script" – Norma, Joe "The Lady's Paying" – Norma, Manfred, Joe, Ensemble "New Year's Eve" – Joe, Max "The Perfect Year" – Norma, Joe "This Time Next Year" – Ensemble, Artie, Betty, Joe, Cecil B. DeMile New Year's Eve (Back at the House on Sunset) – Joe, Norma Act II "Entr'acte" – orchestra "Sunset Boulevard" – Joe "There's Been a Call" / "Journey to Paramount" – Norma, Joe "As If We Never Said Goodbye" – Norma "Paramount Conversations" – Betty, Joe, Norma, Cecil B. DeMile, Sheldrake, Max "Surrender (Reprise)" – Cecil B. DeMile "Girl Meets Boy (Reprise)" – Joe, Betty "Eternal Youth Is Worth a Little Suffering" – Norma, Astrologer, Beauticians "Who's Betty Schaefer?" – Norma, Joe "Betty's Office at Paramount" – Joe, Betty "Too Much in Love to Care" – Betty, Joe "New Ways to Dream (Reprise)" – Max "The Phone Call" – Norma "The Final Scene" – Joe, Betty, Norma, Max † This is not included on the Original London Production or in the World Premiere recording. ∞ Originally a reprise of "Let's Have Lunch"


Productions[edit] Original London production[edit] The original West End production, directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Bob Avian, with costumes from Anthony Powell, opened on 12 July 1993 at the Adelphi Theatre. The cast featured Patti LuPone as Norma Desmond, Kevin Anderson as Joe Gillis, Meredith Braun as Betty Schaefer, and Daniel Benzali as Norma's ex-husband, Max.[12] Billy Wilder and his wife Audrey were joined by Nancy Olson, who had played Betty Schaefer in the original film, at the opening night performance. Of it, Wilder observed, "The best thing they did was leave the script alone," and of Patti LuPone he exclaimed, "She's a star from the moment she walks on stage".[13] Reviews were mixed, according to the Associated Press (AP) review summary. That summary quoted, for example, the review by Michael Kuchwara for the AP: "Some reviewers felt Lloyd Webber took the sting out of a cynical tale. 'Wilder's bitter brew has been diluted,' wrote AP Drama Critic Michael Kuchwara. He added: 'When LuPone is off stage, the show sags.'"[14] Frank Rich wrote "Much of the film's plot, dialogue and horror-movie mood are preserved, not to mention clips used to illustrate those sequences in which the faded silent-film star, Norma Desmond ...and her kept, young screenwriter, Joe Gillis, ... travel by car. The lyricist, Don Black ..., and the playwright, Christopher Hampton ..., smartly tailor their jokes to the original screenplay's style. At times, even Lloyd Webber gets into the Wilder swing. Both acts open with joltingly angry diatribes about Hollywood, part exposition-packed recitative and part song, in which the surprisingly dark, jazz-accented music, the most interesting I've yet encountered from this composer, meshes perfectly with the cynical lyrics. Anderson makes the sardonic Wilder voice an almost physical presence in Sunset Boulevard, but he is too often drowned out by both LuPone's Broadway belt and mechanical efforts of Lloyd Webber and his director, Trevor Nunn, to stamp the proven formulas of Phantom and Les Miz on even an intimate tale. At odd moments, the mammoth set advances like a glacier toward the audience or retreats, or, most dramatically, rises partly up into the flies, actors in tow."[12] The show closed for three weeks, re-opening on 19 April 1994, revamped to follow the Los Angeles production, with a second official "opening". The revamped musical had a new song, "Every Movie's A Circus", a new set, and new stars, Betty Buckley and John Barrowman.[15] Michael Bauer, who had originally played DeMille, replaced Benzali as Max, a role he played until the end of the London run (and subsequently on the UK tour and in the BBC concert). Buckley and the production garnered rave reviews. David Lister of The Independent, for example wrote: "The show looked an improvement on the one that got decidedly mixed reviews last summer."[15] Buckley went on to replace Glenn Close as Norma in the second year of the Broadway production. Elaine Paige, who had filled in when Buckley was ill in 1994, took over the part in the West End in May 1995[16] before joining the Broadway production for the end of its run between 1996 and 1997. Petula Clark filled in for Paige during her holiday in September/October 1995, before taking over the role in January 1996[17] when Paige departed for the United States. The last actress to play Norma in London was Rita Moreno, who filled in for a vacationing Clark in September and October 1996. John Barrowman played Joe until 1995, when he was replaced by Alexander Hanson. Graham Bickley played the role for the final year of the London run. The show closed on 5 April 1997, having played 1,530 performances.[18] Los Angeles production[edit] The American premiere was at the Shubert Theatre in Century City, Los Angeles, California, on 9 December 1993, with Close as Norma and Alan Campbell as Joe. Featured were George Hearn as Max and Judy Kuhn as Betty. Lloyd Webber had reworked both the book and score, tightening the production, better organising the orchestrations, and adding the song "Every Movie's A Circus".[19] This new production was better received by the critics and was an instant success, running for 369 performances. The Los Angeles production also recorded a new cast album that is well regarded. It is also the only unabridged cast recording of the show, since the original London recording was trimmed by over thirty minutes. A controversy arose with this production after Faye Dunaway was hired to replace Glenn Close. Dunaway went into rehearsals with Rex Smith as Joe and Jon Cypher as Max. Tickets went on sale for Dunaway's engagement but shortly after rehearsals started the producers announced that Dunaway was unable to sing the role to their standards and the production would shut down when Close left.[20] Dunaway "claims that when advance sales slumped, Sir Andrew decided to save money by sending the LA cast of Sunset Boulevard - based on the story of a clapped-out Hollywood actress - to Broadway, where it is due to open in November. "[21] However, the Los Angeles Times reported that "The cancellation came despite advance ticket sales for the Los Angeles production 'way in excess of $4 million,' said Peter Brown, a spokesman for Lloyd Webber."[20] Dunaway filed a lawsuit claiming her reputation had been damaged by the producer's claims. Dunaway's lawsuit was settled and the producers paid her a settlement but no other terms of the agreement have ever been disclosed.[22] Original Broadway production[edit] The musical opened on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre on 17 November 1994 with Close, Campbell, and Hearn recreating their roles from the Los Angeles production and Alice Ripley joining the cast as Betty. Also in the cast were Alan Oppenheimer as Cecil B. DeMille and Vincent Tumeo making his Broadway debut as Artie Green. The production opened with the highest advance in the history of Broadway ticket sales at that time[23] and ran for 977 performances. Billy Wilder was in attendance on opening night and was coaxed onstage by Close for the curtain call.[13] In a season with only one other musical nominated for Best Musical, the production won several Tony Awards; Glenn Close, with only one other nominee as Best Actress in a musical, won the Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. The New York Times theatre critic Vincent Canby commented about the Tony Awards for this year: "Awards don't really tell you much when the competition is feeble or simply nonexistent, as was the case the year that Sunset Boulevard won its Tony. Such prizes are for use in advertising and promotion and to impress the folks back home."[24] Patti LuPone, who initially had been promised the Broadway run, sued Lloyd Webber and received a settlement reported to be $1 million. Frank Rich, in his book The Hot Seat,[25] noted that these lawsuits contributed to Sunset Boulevard setting the record for the most money lost by a theatrical endeavour in the history of the United States. According to The New York Times, operating costs soared far beyond the budget, and the "Broadway production has earned back, at best, 80% of the initial $13 million".[26] For example, during the week of 2 July 1995, "it cost $731,304 to run Sunset Boulevard, including... advertising fees of $138,352 (which had been budgeted at $40,000 a week)."[26] The road companies also generated large financial losses. Rich puts the final figure near or above US$20 million lost, making the show what he termed a "flop-hit," as it ran more than two years. The musical sold over a million tickets on Broadway.[27] Touring productions[edit] The first national US tour in 1996 starring Linda Balgord[28] ended in early 1997 after only a handful of venues due to exorbitant costs involved in transporting the set.[29] Lloyd Webber called in director Susan H. Schulman to design a scaled-down production, with Petula Clark once again in the lead opposite Lewis Cleale as Joe. This production featured Anthony Powell's Tony Award nominated costumes, a slightly modified libretto by Schulman and Don Black and a new, more tour-friendly set by Derek McLane.[30] The revised production, opening in Pittsburgh about a year after the closing of the original tour in Chicago, went on the road for almost two years, though it avoided the cities covered by the previous tour. In August 2001, a UK tour commenced in Plymouth starring Faith Brown as Norma, opposite Earl Carpenter as Joe. The production had a completely new set, much simpler than the original London set, although the overall production remained closer to the original staging than the revamped US national tour. Carpenter left midway through the tour and was replaced by Jeremy Finch, who had previously understudied the role. The tour finished in late 2002 in Manchester and met with both excellent reviews and respectable ticket sales. Ria Jones, who originated the role of Norma Desmond in the 1991 Sydmonton Workshop and understudied Glenn Close in the 2016 West End revival, will lead a new production opening at Leicester's Curve Theatre on September 16, 2017 for a two-week run before embarking on a national tour around the United Kingdom.[31] International productions[edit] A German production of the musical opened 7 December 1995 at the newly built Rhein-Main Theater in Niedernhausen near Wiesbaden, starring Helen Schneider and Sue Mathys (matinees) as Norma and Uwe Kröger as Joe. A cast recording (with Schneider and Kröger) was released in 1996. The role of Norma was later played by Daniela Ziegler and Christina Grimandi, with Schneider and, for the last few months, Sue Mathys both returning to play the lead. The production closed in May 1998. The original Canadian production opened in Toronto in 1995 with Diahann Carroll in the lead role. Her performance was also praised by critics, although the production closed sooner than expected. It also starred Rex Smith as Joe, Walter Charles as Max and Anita Louise Combe, who had understudied the role in the London production, as Betty. The production later moved to Vancouver for the final few months of its run. A highlights recording of this production was released on CD. In October 1996, the original Australian production of the musical opened at Melbourne's newly restored Regent Theatre. The cast included Debra Byrne as Norma, Hugh Jackman as Joe, and Catherine Porter as Betty.[32] Maria Mercedes starred as the alternate Norma, performing two of the eight shows each week.[33] Amanda Harrison took over the role of Betty for the final months of the show's run. The production ran until 14 June 1997.[34] A year-long Dutch tour commenced in the Netherlands on 10 October 2008, with Simone Kleinsma and Pia Douwes alternating as Norma and Antonie Kamerling as Joe, using the same modified libretto that was first used in the 2001 UK tour. Kleinsma went on to win the Best Actress Award for the role in the 2009 Dutch Musical Awards and also Best Actress for the Flemish Musical Prizes. An official cast album was released, with Kleinsma appearing on the main album and with a four track bonus CD of Pia Douwes singing Norma's main arias. The Swedish premiere took place at the Värmlandsoperan in September 2009, to mostly positive reviews. The role of Norma was played by Maria Lundqvist. A second much more elaborate production opened in October 2010, at the Gothenburg Opera House, with Gunilla Backman (who previously understudied the role of Betty in the original German production) starring as Norma. A South African production starring Angela Kilian[35] as Norma and Jonathan Roxmouth[36] as Joe, was shown at the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino in Johannesburg from late August 2013 to mid October 2013 and at Theatre On The Bay in Cape Town from late October 2013 until early January 2014. Another German production, starring Katharina Scherer as Norma, Philippe J. Kayser as Joe, Antonia Crames as Betty, and Stephan Vanecek as Max, opened to sold-out seats on 15 September 2017 and had its fourteenth and final performance on 8 October 2017 at the Tuchfabrik in Trier.[37] The Spanish premiere production will open on 27 December 2017 at the Auditorio de Tenerife, directed by Jaime Azpilicueta and starring Paloma San Basilio as Norma Desmond, Gerónimo Rauch as Joe Gillis, Inma Mira as Betty Schaefer, and Gonzalo Montes as Max von Mayerling.[38] London revivals[edit] An eight-week engagement of a minimalist production, in which the actors used musical instruments, enjoyed a good run at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury over the summer of 2008. Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, the cast featured Kathryn Evans as Norma and Ben Goddard as Joe. A West End transfer of the Watermill production began on 4 December 2008 prior to an official opening 15 December at the Comedy Theatre, with Evans and Goddard reprising their roles, and Dave Willetts joining the cast as Max.[39] The production received rave reviews and extended its run to September 2009. However, the production closed just after initially planned on 30 May 2009.[40] It had originally been booking until 19 September 2009. There were plans for a UK Tour and also talks of bringing the show to Broadway[41] Opening on April 4, 2016 English National Opera (ENO) presented a five-week 'semi-staged' run at the London Coliseum. Glenn Close reprised her role as Norma, making her West End debut, along with Michael Xavier as Joe, Siobhan Dillon as Betty and Fred Johanson as Max.[42] In October 2016, Playbill reported that "the show 'is definitely a go' for the Palace Theatre [Broadway] in January 2017." There has been no official announcement, but producers have expressed an interest in bringing the ENO production to Broadway.[43] It was announced on October 25, 2016 that the production will transfer to Broadway at the Palace Theatre in a limited engagement, starting in February 2017 with Close playing Norma, directed by Lonny Price.[44] 2017 Broadway revival[edit] Glenn Close reprised her performance as Norma Desmond in a revival on Broadway. Featuring a 40-piece onstage orchestra and a relatively minimalist set, the production began performances at the Palace Theatre on February 2, 2017 before opening officially on February 9 for a limited run, with tickets on sale through June 25, 2017.[44][45] The cast featured Michael Xavier as Joe Gillis, Siobhan Dillon as Betty Schaefer, and Fred Johanson as Max von Mayerling, all reprising their roles from the 2016 London ENO production. The 2017 Broadway revival was directed by Lonny Price.[46][47] Other productions[edit] In 2004, the first regional production of Sunset Boulevard was staged in the round at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago for a limited period and starred Paula Scrofano as Norma. It was the first and only regional production to be licensed by the Really Useful Group (RUG) for the next six years. However, in the spring of 2010, the leasing rights were finally released to regional companies and numerous productions have been staged around the United States. The Ogunquit Playhouse production ran from 28 July through 14 August 2010 and starred Stefanie Powers as Norma and Todd Gearhart as Joe. This was the first fully staged production in the U.S. in nearly a decade. The Ogunquit production was directed by Shaun Kerrison with choreography by Tom Kosis, featured costumes by Anthony Powell and an all new set designed exclusively for Ogunquit by Todd Ivins.[48] The Arvada Center production ran from 14 September to 10 October 2010, in Denver, Colorado, the same city that launched the ill-fated first US tour in 1996. The show starred Ann Crumb as Norma and Kevin Earley as Joe. The production was directed by Rod A. Landsberry.[49] The Signature Theatre (Arlington, Virginia) production ran from 7 December 2010 to 13 February 2011 and starred Florence Lacey as Norma, with direction by Eric D. Schaeffer.[50] Schaeffer said that the theatre was turned "into the back lot of Paramount Studios, so you feel like you're sitting in the back lot and there's sandbags and catwalks overhead, and then that actually transforms into the mansion."[51] The production featured a 20-piece orchestra, which is the largest the theatre has ever used.[52] Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, Utah staged their production 29 April 2011 to 14 May 2011. Lynne Wintersteller starred as Norma, Benjamin Eakeley as Joe and Martin Vidnovic as Max. The show was directed by John Going.[53] The production team included choreographer Jayne Luke, music director Michael Rice, set designer George Maxwell, costume designer Carol Wells-Day, lighting designer Dennis Parichy and sound designer Matthew Tibbs.[54] The Music Theatre of Wichita staged a production from 6 to 10 July 2011, using a 27-piece orchestra. The show was directed by Mark Madama and starred Ann Morrison as Norma, Chris Peluso as Joe, Nicolas F. Saverine as Max and Kaleigh Cronin as Betty. The Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan, staged a production starring four-time Emmy-winning soap star Kim Zimmer from 23 August to 4 September 2011. The show was directed by Hans Friedrichs, with music direction by John Jay Espino. The Pittsburgh CLO staged a new production in July 2012 starring Liz Callaway as Norma Desmond.[55] Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick, ME, staged a production for their 2012 Summer Season starring Denise Whelan as Norma and Gregg Goodbrod as Joe. The cast was reduced to 10 and the script was slimmed down to focus on Norma and the people closest to her. Another scaled down production, using the modified libretto from the 2001 UK tour, played at Vintage Theatre in Denver, Colorado from April 29 to May 29, 2016. It was directed by Evgueni Mlodik and Craig Bond and starred Opera Colorado mezzo soprano Marcia Ragonetti as Norma Desmond, Drew Hirschboeck as Joe Gillis, Wes Munsil as Max, and Miranda Byers as Betty Schaefer.[5] Concert productions[edit] In April 2004, Petula Clark reprised her role as Norma opposite Michael Ball in a concert production of the show that ran for two nights at the Cork Opera House in Ireland, which was later broadcast on BBC Radio 2. The cast also included Michael Bauer (Max), Emma Williams (Betty), Michael Xavier (Artie) and the BBC Concert Orchestra was conducted by Martin Yates. To date, with more than 2500 performances to her credit, she has played the role more often than any other actress.[citation needed] Another two-day concert engagement took place in 2004 in Sydney by the Production Company; Judi Connelli starred as Norma, Michael Cormick played Joe and Anthony Warlow was Max. The Production Company staged a slightly more elaborate version of the concert for a week in Melbourne during 2005. Connelli again starred as Norma, and David Campbell took the role of Joe. The State Theatre was sold out for every performance.[56]


Proposed film adaptation[edit] Paramount Pictures and the Relevant Picture Company announced in 2005 that they were developing a film adaptation of the musical.[57] In 2007, The Daily Telegraph reported that actresses being considered for the role of Norma Desmond included Close, Paige, Meryl Streep, Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand.[58] In an interview in 2008, Andrew Lloyd Webber said that there are no plans for a film adaptation to be made in the near future, but he remains hopeful one will be made at some point.[citation needed] In 2011, Lloyd Webber indicated he would like Madonna to star in the film, though she wasn't taking his calls.[59] In December 2011, Andrew Lloyd Webber told the Daily Mail that he was considering filming a stage production of the show for cinema and DVD release featuring Glenn Close as Norma Desmond, but noted that the inherent costs in forming the production might hinder the project's viability.[60] In an interview with Elaine Paige during her BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday on 6 October 2013, Lloyd Webber was asked "What's happening to the film?", and he replied: I would love a film to be made of Sunset, of course, but unfortunately the rights are owned by Paramount who own the original movie and, so far, talks with them have never led to anything. And it's sad for me because I think in many ways Sunset is, I think, the most complete musical I have written, I mean in the sense that the book and the music and everything come together I think in a way that perhaps even some of the others, they don't. Anyway that's my sadness at the moment and maybe, one day, the whole thing will get brokered. I'm doing something else with Paramount because after I've done this I'm producing School of Rock on stage, and that's a Paramount picture, so maybe if they like what I do with that they'll let me do Sunset.[61] In August 17, 2017, Close was in early talks to play Norma Desmond in the movie.[62]


Awards and nominations[edit] Original London production[edit] Year Award Category Nominee Result 1994 Laurence Olivier Award[63] Best New Musical Nominated Best Actress in a Musical Patti LuPone Nominated 1995 Betty Buckley Nominated 1996 Elaine Paige Nominated Original Broadway production[edit] Year Award Category Nominee Result 1995 Tony Award Best Musical Won Best Original Score Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton Won Best Book of a Musical Don Black and Christopher Hampton Won Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Alan Campbell Nominated Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Glenn Close Won Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical George Hearn Won Best Direction of a Musical Trevor Nunn Nominated Best Choreography Bob Avian Nominated Best Scenic Design John Napier Won Best Costume Design Anthony Powell Nominated Best Lighting Design Andrew Bridge Won Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Glenn Close Won 2008 London revival[edit] Year Award Category Nominee Result 2009 Laurence Olivier Award[64] Best Actress in a Musical Kathryn Evans Nominated Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical Dave Willetts Nominated 2016 London revival[edit] Year Award Category Nominee Result 2016 Evening Standard Award Best Musical Performance Glenn Close Won Michael Xavier Nominated 2017 Laurence Olivier Award Best Musical Revival Nominated Best Actress in a Musical Glenn Close Nominated 2017 Broadway revival[edit] Year Award Category Nominee Result 2017 Drama League Award Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical Nominated Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical Nominated Drama Desk Award Best Lighting Design Mark Henderson Nominated


Notes[edit] ^ Based on liner notes to Boulevard! CD release by Richard Stapley, Tim J. Hutton, and Steven M. Warner ^ The Bad and the Beautiful: Hollywood in the Fifties by Sam Kashner and Jennifer MacNair, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2002, p. 346, ISBN 0-393-04321-5 ^ On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder by Ed Sikov, Hyperion, New York, New York, 1998, pp. 467–468, ISBN 0-7868-6194-0 ^ a b c '...Inspired by Sunset Boulevard' Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. from Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group website ^ Lloyd Webber in Accord For Buyback of Company, a February 1990 article from The New York Times ^ "The new model Lloyd Webber". The Times. 6 October 1990.  ^ Bamigboye, Baz (18 February 1991). "Mark and Ginny steal Lloyd Webber's show". Daily Mail.  ^ a b "A Journey Down $un$set Blvd". Goodspeed Musicals's Show Music magazine. squareone.org. Fall 1993. Retrieved 21 September 2008.  ^ Ansdell, Caroline. "20 Questions With... Ria Jones (Ria Jones speaking to Caroline Ansdell)" Archived 10 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine. whatsonstage.com, 5 March 2007 ^ Snelson, John. Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber, Yale University Press, 2009, ISBN 0-300-15113-6, p.16 ^ "Sir Tim Rice – Cricket" timrice.co.uk ^ a b Rich, Frank. "Upstaging a New Lloyd Webber Musical" The New York Times, 14 July 1993 ^ a b On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder, p. 589 ^ Wolf, Matt. "'Sunset Boulevard' Has Mixed Reviews, But Billy Wilder's Impressed", Associated Press, 13 July 1993, International News (no page number) ^ a b Lister, David. "(SECOND) First Night / Hope dawns for 'Sunset Boulevard': 'Sunset Boulevard'; Adelphi Theatre" The Independent (London, England), 20 April 1994 ^ De Jongh, Nicholas. "Elaine finds new ways to brighten up the Boulevard;'Sunset Boulevard' The Adelphi", Evening Standard (London), 18 May 1995, p. 7 ^ Stringer, Robin. "At 62, Petula Succeeds To Sunset Throne", Evening Standard (London), 8 December 1995, p.17 ^ Wolf, Matt. "As 'Sunsets' fade, Rug's new era dawns", Variety, 7 April 1997 – 13 April 1997, p. 175 ^ Weinraub, Bernard."Hollywood Braces For Look Into Mirror Of 'Sunset Boulevard'". The New York Times, 9 December 1993 ^ a b Shirley, Don "'Sunset Blvd.' to Be Closed; Dunaway's Singing Faulted : Theater: Actress, reportedly 'flabbergasted' by ouster, was to replace Glenn Close. Refunds could total $4 million" Los Angeles Times, June 24, 1994 ^ Reeves, Phil. "Hollywood waits for courtroom theatrics to outshine stage" The Independent, August 26, 1994 ^ "Lloyd Webber and Dunaway Settle" The New York Times, January 17, 1995 ^ Sunset Boulevard History Inspiration Archived 29 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine. reallyuseful.com ^ Canby, Vincent."Why Whisper About It? 'The Life' Is a Joy", The New York Times, 5 October 1997 ^ Hot Seat Archived 27 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine.: Theater Criticism for The New York Times, 1980–1993 (Random House, 1998. ISBN 0-679-45300-8) from the author's website[dead link] ^ a b Weber, Bruce. "Following 'Sunset,' Shadows Over Lloyd Webber's Empire", The New York Times, March 24, 1997 ^ [1] broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 9 August 2011 ^ Campbell, Jackie."Linda Balgord Cast As Norma For 'Sunset Boulevard' National Tour" Rocky Mountain News, abstract from encyclopedia.com, 28 January 1996. Retrieved 3 August 2010 ^ Newmark, Judith.HIATUS'LOOMS FOR `BOULEVARD'"St. Louis Post-Dispatch, abstract from nl.newsbank.com, 23 March 1997. Retrieved 3 August 2010 ^ Strom, Harper.Regional review, Atlanta talkinbroadway.com. Retrieved 3 August 2010 ^ Hemley, Matthew (2017-01-16). "Ria Jones to play Norma Desmond in tour of Sunset Boulevard | News". The Stage. Retrieved 2017-02-07.  ^ Hallett, Bryce. "Opening night shines for troubled 'Sunset'", The Australian, 28 October 1996, p. 3 (Local) ^ Thomson, Helen. "New star ensures Sunset still shines", The Age (Melbourne, Australia), 12 March 1997, p. 7 (Arts) ^ Burchall, Greg. "I'm ready for my curtain, Melbourne; Musicals: 'Sunset' sunset", The Age (Melbourne, Australia), 13 June 1997, p. 1 (Metro) ^ "Actress Profile: Angela Kilian - Limited Edition, South Africa". Ltdedition.co.za. Retrieved 2017-02-07.  ^ [2] ^ "Official website of Tuchfabrik Trier". Retrieved 2017-10-17.  ^ "Paloma San Basilio será Norma Desmond en «Sunset Boulevard" abc.es, 15 June 2017 ^ Shenton, Mark. "Sunset Boulevard Will Return to the West End in December" Archived 7 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine., Playbill, 17 November 2008 ^ playbill.com London Revival of Sunset Boulevard to Close May 30[permanent dead link] ^ Watermills SUNSET BOULEVARD to Close in West End May 30, 2009 ^ "Glenn Close Comes to ENO for 'Sunset Boulevard'" eno.org ^ Viagas, Robert. "Glenn Close 'Sunset Boulevard' Reportedly Sets Broadway Encore", Playbill, October 13, 2016 ^ a b Gans, Andrew. "Glenn Close Will Revisit 'Sunset Boulevard' on Broadway", Playbill, October 25, 2016 ^ Gans, Andrew. "Tix for 'Sunset Boulevard' Revival, Starring Glenn Close, Now on Sale through June" Playbill, February 7, 2017 ^ Gans, Andrew. "Complete Casting Announced for Glenn Close Revival of 'Sunset Boulevard'" Playbill, January 9, 2017 ^ Gans, Andrew. "Glenn Close Returns to Broadway in Revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'Sunset Boulevard'" Playbill, February 2, 2017 ^ Gans, Andrew.""With One Look": Stefanie Powers Is Norma Desmond in Ogunquit Playhouse's 'Sunset Boulevard'" Archived 3 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill, 28 July 2010 ^ Blank, Matthew."PHOTO CALL: Ann Crumb, Kevin Earley and Jenny Gelwick Cruise 'Sunset Boulevard' in Denver" Archived 26 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill, 17 September 2010 ^ Jones, Kenneth."Florence Lacey Will Star in Signature's Sunset Boulevard; Season Announced" Archived 28 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill, 24 February 2010 ^ Gans, Andrew."Eric Schaeffer On the Signature Sunset and Kennedy Center 'Follies'" Archived 6 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill, 2 December 2010 ^ Marks, Peter."A high point in the pit The Washington Post, 14 December 2010 ^ [3] ^ [4] ^ Eberson, Sharon (24 November 2011). "Theater Notes: CLO lands Callaway; City actor makes mean cocktail". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Retrieved 5 February 2012.  ^ Information about the Australian production from hjackman.com ^ Hastings, Chris (10 July 2005). "Close and McGregor to star in Sunset Boulevard film". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 9 May 2012.  ^ Hastings, Chris; Jones, Beth (5 August 2007). "Meryl Streep competes for Sunset Boulevard". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 9 May 2012.  ^ "Madonna Wanted" Archived 10 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine., The Village Voice, 8 April 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. ^ Bamigboye, Baz (9 December 2011). "BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Borat says 'I like' to joining Les Miserables". Daily Mail.  ^ Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks with Elain Paige (audio; at 8:30–9:21). Elaine Paige on Sunday. BBC Radio 2. 6 October 2013. ^ Donnelly, Matt (17 August 2017). "Glenn Close to Star in 'Sunset Boulevard' Movie Musical at Paramount (Exclusive)". Daily Mail. Retrieved 26 August 2017.  ^ "Olivier Winners 1994" Archived 24 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. olivierawards.com. Retrieved 29 March 2011 ^ "Olivier Winners 2009" Archived 27 May 2012 at Archive.is olivierawards.com. Retrieved 29 March 2011


References[edit] Ganzl, Kurt. Ganzl's book of the Broadway musical: 75 shows, from H.M.S. Pinafore to Sunset Boulevard. New York: Schirmer Books, 1995. ISBN 0-02-870832-6 Plot and production listing guidetomusicaltheatre.com Profile of the musical Broadway Musical Home


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