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Sunset Boulevard - 2017 - Broadway

Alone in the dark, with little more than her celluloid memories, Norma Desmond remains what she has always been- the greatest star of all. Now, she has reclaimed the spotlight once more.



Glenn Close returns to Broadway in the tour de force performance that earned her the Tony Award for Best Actress- and a place in Broadway history- in Sunset Boulevard.



Featuring a 40-piece orchestra, the largest in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterwork of dreams and desire in the land called Hollywood comes to the Palace Theatre for 16 weeks only following a sold out run in London's West End.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, with 1 intermission

Palace Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1564 Broadway Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Sunset Boulevard


‘Sunset Boulevard’ Review: Glenn Close Returns To Broadway - Deadline
Glenn Close first played Norma Desmond in the U.S. debut of Sunset Boulevard when it opened in December 1993 at the Shubert Theatre in Century City before bringing the show to Broadway a year later. She's returned in a version that's both stripped down - the scenery is closer in style to an Encores! concert at City Center than John Napier's over-the-top sets back then - and beefed-up, with a 40-piece onstage orchestra at the Palace Theatre that allows Andrew Lloyd Webber's music to take its place as Close's true co-star.

BWW Review: Glenn Close Is Luminous As The Faded Star of SUNSET BOULEVARD - BroadwayWorld
Price's staging makes fun use of period film clips, but also includes some oddball moments like a dead body being lifted by wires into the air and a car chase being simulated by black-clad actors racing around in the dark with hand-held headlights. Nevertheless, Glenn Close is the reason to rush to the Palace these days. She may be playing a faded star, but her intelligent and skillful performance is luminous.


 



 

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by Stage Tube - June 1, 2017
Twenty five years ago, the first full performance of SUNSET BOULEVARD, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical had its premiere at Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sydmonton Festival.
by Nicole Rosky - May 25, 2017
With one look she can stop the show...literally.  BroadwayWorld has just learned that at yesterday's matinee of Sunset Boulevard, leading lady Glenn Close paused her performance to politely ask an audience member to stop taking photos, saying it was distracting and disrespectful. She said: "We can have a show or we can have a photo shoot," and then quickly began "With One Look" again from the top of the song.
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2017
This evening, Tony Award winner, Glenn Close, took to Facebook to issue and open and heartfelt apology to audiences at Sunset Boulevard for her absence from the show on Mother's Day.
by Caryn Robbins - May 11, 2017
On today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, Glenn Close chatted about one of her first jobs on Broadway as an understudy, and having to play the lead role without rehearsing.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017
The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced Glenn Close in 'Vintage Hollywood,' a fundraising concert on Monday, May 22 at 9:30pm.
by Caryn Robbins - March 23, 2017
On last night's LATE SHOW, Glenn Close, star of SUNSET BOULEVARD on Broadway, shared a framed letter she received from her idol, Hollywood icon Katharine Hepburn.
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017
Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close stars in the Broadway return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Directed by Lonny Price, this production of Sunset Boulevard features a 40-piece orchestra on the stage of The Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue), the biggest on Broadway in more than 80 years. Fellow stage stars Betty Buckley and Whoopi Goldberg recently visited with the company backstage - scroll down for photos!
by Caryn Robbins - March 14, 2017
On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Glenn Close chatted about her costume collection which she plans to donate to Indiana University. Later, the actress talks about reprising her role as Norma Desmond in the Broadway revival of SUNSET BOULEVARD.
by A.A. Cristi - March 7, 2017
Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner and The Nederlander Organization announced today the launch of an online ticket lottery for Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Sunset Boulevard. The Sunset Boulevard Digital Lottery will open daily at 8 am EST (8 pm EST the evening prior for matinee performances), beginning Tuesday, March 7, 2017, for entrants to win a limited number of $55 same day tickets to that day's performance(s). See below for rules and regulations. The Sunset Boulevard digital lottery is powered by Broadway Direct.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - February 26, 2017
Two of Broadway's newest stars come straight from the West End, where they've been navigating the twisting, frenzied SUNSET BOULEVARD, which opened earlier this month at the Palace Theatre. Michael Xavier and Siobhan Dillon, who star opposite Glenn Close in her triumphant return to the musical, met with Richard Ridge to open up about their famous co-star, their relationship on stage, and so much more!
by A.A. Cristi - February 15, 2017
After a warm welcome at 'In Transit', former presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton received another standing ovation from an enthusiastic Broadway house at the Wednesday night performance of "Sunset Boulevard.'
by Walter McBride - February 12, 2017
BroadwayWorld celebrated the Gypsy Robe Ceremony with the company of SUNSET BOULEVARD. Check out the photos below!
by Marissa Sblendorio - February 10, 2017
Moments before the curtain went up on the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard, starring Glenn Close, the stars of Andrew Lloyd Webber's productions came together to celebrate the legendary composer's historic achievement of having four musicals running simultaneously on Broadway with a commemorative photo.
by TV - Opening Night Special - February 10, 2017
Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. With tickets on sale beyond the reported closing date of May 28th, patrons will now have even more chances to check out the star studded production.
by Walter McBride - February 10, 2017
Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. With tickets on sale beyond the reported closing date of May 28th, patrons will now have even more chances to check out the star studded production.
by Walter McBride - February 10, 2017
Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. With tickets on sale beyond the reported closing date of May 28th, patrons will now have even more chances to check out the star studded production. See the stars take their opening night bows below!