Take Five! Spend Your Good Friday with Glenn Close
The great Glenn Close reprises the iconic role of Norma Desmond in SUNSET BOULEVARD in a semi-staged English National Opera production at London Coliseum from next week. Lonny Price directs the strictly limited run of 43 performances, which begins on April 1 and closes May 7. The cast also includes Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon, Fred Johanson, Anna Woodside, Emily Bull, Julian Forsyth, Mark Goldthorp, Fenton Gray, Haydn Oakley and James Paterson.
Sunset Boulevard will be the second production in the partnership between ENO and the GradeLinnit Company. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard is produced by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd and is based on the original Paramount film by Billy Wilder. The full ENO orchestra will appear on stage. Orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber with choreography by Stephen Mear, set designs by James Noone, costume designs by Tracy Christensen, Glenn Close's costumes designs by Anthony Powell, sound by Mick Potter and lighting by Mark Henderson. Musical Director is Michael Reed, who also conducts.
Close won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Norma Desmond 21 years ago in the show's original Broadway transfer from London. Of course, her career also includes numerous memorable roles on stage, TV and film, from her lauded performance in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing (for which she won another Tony) and Academy Award-nominated turns in Dangerous Liaisons and Fatal Attraction to her Golden Globe-winning lead roles in The Lion in Winter and Damages.
In honour of Sunset Boulevard's opening, BroadwayWorld invites you to relive some of Glenn Close's great performances. Take five below!
The Lion in Winter