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Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please

stanton
Featured Actor
joined:3/8/06
It was an expensive show. ALW shot himself in the foot when he "fired" not only Patti Lupone (A WELL RESPECTED ACTRESS WITH A VERY LOYAL FOLLOWING who was getting good reviews with the West End Production) he also fired Faye Dunaway before she took to the stage. He blamed them for what was his own short comings.

After these women were treated so poor & so publicly that I think A List talent avoided him. If he ever does do a revival he needs a HUGE NAME to carry the show. Only however a full scale revival should be done if they ever decide to do a revival.

Now as for an actress who should play Norma on Broadway? Well the talent is there & we all have a favorite actress in mind (Catherine Zeta Jones) but chances most them would avoid ALW at all cost.

Andrew Lloyd Webber still has amends to make in order to make actors trust him again. In order to make amends he should start with an open letter apology to Patti & Faye and have it printed all the papers in New York. He could then do a huge sit down interview and explain himself. He is however a coward and I will never see him admitting that he "Wronged this Women".

Yes paid settlements but both of these women still deserve an apology.

Its funny that after all these years he hasn't had a New Show become major hit on Broadway "Karma"



I wish I could sing.
Updated On: 3/11/14 at 02:52 AM
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:49pm
If you give me $16 million I will produce it and get a STAR in the lead. :)
Alessio2
Understudy
joined:11/15/13
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/10/14 at 11:53pm
I would absolutely love to see a full scale major revival as I truly love this show, but Catherine Zeta Jones is a hack and would be a horrible choice for Norma Desmond. Just my opinion.
Steve721
Stand-by
joined:2/21/14
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/10/14 at 11:58pm
The original production evidently cost $13 million in 1994, so I doubt $16 million would cover it today.
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FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/11/14 at 12:00am
Oh for gods sake stanton, none of the things you are dreaming of will ever happen.
'First the Bastille than the butt plug.' -- M ______
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HorseTears
Broadway Legend
joined:3/25/05
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/11/14 at 12:05am
So... is Stanton Liam Dunaway?
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CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/11/14 at 12:16am
If it ever is revived it will look more like a John Doyle production than the full scale original. No one in their right mind will ever spend that much money on Sunset again.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/11/14 at 12:20am
Not happening ever.
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darreyl102
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joined:8/23/08
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/11/14 at 02:54am

Catherine Zeta-Jones in a full scale production of Sunset Boulevard?! No offense, but Zeta-Jones could not even begin to sing the score. I don't see a full scale production ever happening unfortunately.

Darreyl with an L!
stanton
Featured Actor
joined:3/8/06
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/11/14 at 04:26am
CZJ has the voice range of Glenn Close and star power that the full scale revival would need. My other choices Audra McDonald or Vanessa Williams.


I wish I could sing.
Updated On: 3/11/14 at 04:26 AM
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HorseTears
Broadway Legend
joined:3/25/05
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/11/14 at 04:40am
Oh, Stanton, bless your heart. I hope the disappointment doesn't kill you.
stanton
Featured Actor
joined:3/8/06
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/11/14 at 02:52pm
LOL But truth is I am working on DVD clipping together the best footage available from the show. God Bless You tube
I wish I could sing.
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Wildcard
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/11/14 at 03:07pm
Since we've been dreaming about Emma Thompson in Night Music, why not have her as Norma?
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newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/11/14 at 03:51pm
Audiences didn't avoid the show because Baron Andy done Patti and Faye wrong; they avoided it because it was third-rate writing.
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GavestonPS
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joined:6/10/12
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Posted: 3/11/14 at 08:24pm
Amen.

And for the record, I do not understand the delusions CZJ inspires. I have nothing against the woman: she's a trained dancer and can carry a tune. She may be the nicest woman on Earth. But She CANNOT sing a demanding (if mediocre) score for 3 hours!
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CATSNYrevival
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joined:3/1/04
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/12/14 at 01:06pm
I hardly think audiences stayed away because they thought the show was poorly written. If that were true then half of the musicals on Broadway right now wouldn't still be running.
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GavestonPS
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joined:6/10/12
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/12/14 at 08:37pm
Since somebody brought it up, if I have to sit through SUNSET BOULEVARD again, I'd rather see a scaled-back production. With the exception of the Paramount scenes, it's actually a rather small story with only four real characters.

I thought the palazzo got in the way of the story, especially once it floated in the air and was revealed to be plywood instead of marble.

(FTR, I am NOT suggesting the characters should play instruments, just that the story could benefit from some intimacy.)
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Mr Roxy
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joined:5/17/03
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/12/14 at 09:16pm
If CZJ were to do it, how about Michael Douglas as Max?

The only cast that could do it would be Liza and Hugh J as Joe G.
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stanton
Featured Actor
joined:3/8/06
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/13/14 at 01:27pm
A full scale revival is the only way to go. The show needs a STAR to get butts in the seats. I think I also think Andy screwed up by not making Karen Mason the star of the show after departure of Betty Buckley. Elaine Paige was almost a complete unknown outside of Broadway. Yes she was good but the show needed GREAT PRESS after years of bad publicity. When the show was in Los Angels Karen Mason filled in for Glenn Close and she was GREAT! She would of made a better choice to take over. It could been "A Star is Born" moment and the press would of loved this story. Yes Karen was already a busy working actress but she was not very well known. This would of been a great moment for her and the show but Andrew went with Elaine. Now she was a safer choice that ended up being the shows undoing....
I wish I could sing.
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newintown
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joined:3/3/10
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/13/14 at 01:41pm
Yeah, I'm sure if that big star Karen Mason had taken over, it would still be running today.
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Wildcard
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/13/14 at 02:37pm
Hugh J is almost the same age now as Norma. He already performed the role when he was younger, that was enough.
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HorseTears
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joined:3/25/05
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/13/14 at 02:39pm
Stanton, you uhh... you keep at it, buddy.
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nsguy45
Understudy
joined:1/7/13
Sunset Blvd Full Scale Revival Please
Posted: 3/13/14 at 03:32pm
Alice Ripley stated on that "other" Broadway site that she'd love to take a crack at "Norma" in a Sunset Boulevard revival.

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