Sunset Boulevard Revival 2016

Ages: 10+
Opened: April 1, 2016
Closing: May 07, 2016

Sunset Boulevard - 2016 - West End History , Info & More

London Coliseum
St. Martin's Lane WC2N 4ES London

Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Sunset Boulevard comes to the London Coliseum, with Glenn Close reprising her Tony Award-winning role as Norma Desmond.

Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder's classic film, with celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.

When impoverished screenwriter Joe Gillis stumbles into the reclusive world of faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond, she sees the opportunity to make a comeback and rise to her former glory. He by turn is seduced by the actress and her luxurious lifestyle. But the entanglement between the pair is to have dramatic and tragic consequences.

With the lush melodies of this much-loved score (including Sunset Boulevard, With One Look and The Perfect Year) performed by ENO's acclaimed orchestra, this semi-staged production promises to be a spectacular evening.

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New York Next for Glenn Close, Back in SUNSET BOULEVARD?
by Jessica Khan - April 5, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD, with Glenn Close reprising her role as 'Norma Desmond', opened to all-around favorable reviews this week at the London Coliseum. With all of the hype surrounding the English National Opera's stripped-down production, lyricist Don Black told the New York Post: 'But of course there is talk of doing it somewhere else. I think there is a very good chance of it going to New York.'

Photo Flash: Glenn Close, Andrew Lloyd Webber and More at Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Christina Mancuso - April 5, 2016

Glenn Close (Norma Desmond),Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon (Betty Shaefer) and Fred Johanson (Max Von Mayerling) were joined by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and Dan Black on stage following the opening night performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (4 April 2016).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below!

Review Roundup: SUNSET BOULEVARD, Starring Glenn Close, Opens in London
by Review Roundups - April 4, 2016

Glenn Close (Norma Desmond), Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon (Betty Shaefer) and Fred Johanson (Max Von Mayerling) star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD. Lonny Price directs the strictly limited run of 43 performances at English National Opera's London Coliseum, which runs until 7 May 2016. Let's see what the critics had to say...

Photo Flash: First Look at Glenn Close, Michael Xavier and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD in London
by Christina Mancuso - April 1, 2016

Just in! Glenn Close (Norma Desmond), Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon (Betty Shaefer) and Fred Johanson (Max Von Mayerling) star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard with Anna Woodside as Hedda Hopper, Emily Bull as Hedy Lamarr, Julian Forsyth as Cecil B DeMille, Mark Goldthorp as Sheldrake, Fenton Gray as Manfred, Haydn Oakley as Artie Green and James Patersonas Jonesy. Further company members include Carly Anderson, Michelle Bishop, Jacob Chapman, Nadeem Crowe, Cornelia Farnsworth, Ria Jones, Katie Kerr, Aaron Lee Lambert, Matthew McKenna, Jo Morris, Tanya Robb, Ashley Robinson, Vicki Lee Taylor, Gary Tushaw, Adam Vaughan and Stuart Winter.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below!

AUDIO: Glenn Close Reveals Hopes that ENO's SUNSET BOULEVARD Will Lead to a Movie
by Nicole Rosky - March 21, 2016

Rehearsals began just last month for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard at the English National Opera. Since then, star Glenn Close stopped by Graham Norton to chat about the production and revealed her hopes that it will lead into something more. She said, 'I'm hoping very much that this will lead directly to making a movie... this like a revving up. It's a very elaborate rehearsal.' Check out the full interview below!

Photo Flash: Rehearsals Begin for ENO's SUNSET BOULEVARD with Glenn Close; Full Cast Announced!
by Tyler Peterson - February 22, 2016

Today (22 February 2016) rehearsals for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard begin at the English National Opera Rehearsal Studios as the full cast is announced. Check out a sneak peek at the cast preparing for rehearsals below!

Official: Johanson, Xavier and Dillon Will Join Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Carrie Dunn - January 22, 2016

Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson will join Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard, the second production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. 

Glenn Close-Led SUNSET BOULEVARD Finds Leading Men for London Run
by Jessica Khan - January 21, 2016

Glenn Close has found her leading men for SUNSET BOULEVARD at the London Coliseum this spring.


What are the songs in Sunset Boulevard and what's the order?
Let's Have Lunch
With One Look
The Greatest Star of All
Girl Meets Boy
New Ways to Dream
The Lady's Paying
The Perfect Year
This Time Next Year
Sunset Boulevard
As If We Never Said Goodbye
Eternal Youth is Worth a Little Suffering
Too Much in Love to Care
My Resolution
Every Movie's a Circus

Other Productions of Sunset Boulevard

1993   West End Original London Production
West End
1993   Regional (US) Los Angeles Production
Regional (US)
1994   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1995   Canada Toronto Production
1996   US Tour 1st National Tour
US Tour
1998   US Tour 2nd National Tour
US Tour
2004   London Fringe London Concert Revival
London Fringe
2016   West End English National Opera West End Revival
West End
2017   Broadway Broadway Revival Production
2023   West End
West End
2024   Broadway Broadway Revival Production

Sunset Boulevard - 2016 West End Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2017 Olivier Awards Best Actress in a Musical Glenn Close