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Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard, Palace Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Palace Theatre

1564 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

2hrs, 45 mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
Feb 02, 2017
Feb 09, 2017
Jun 25, 2017
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Glenn Close revisits her Tony Award-winning performance of Norma Desmond in this acclaimed revival.

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In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. Persuaded to work on Norma’s ‘masterpiece’, a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her and her luxurious life-style. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences.

Critics’ Reviews

One of those 'must see' performances that come around every decade or so! Glenn Close delivers a bona fide, pull-out-the-stops star performance guaranteed to make you surrender!

Review by Roma Torre from NY1

One of the greatest performances of this century! You have to—and I mean have to—see it in person!

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

Cast & Creative


  • Norma Desmond
  • Joe Gillis
    Michael Xavier
  • Betty Schaeffer
    Siobhan Dillon
  • Max Von Mayerling
    Fred Johanson
  • Artie Green
    Preston Truman Boyd
  • Cecil B. DeMille
    Paul Schoeffler
  • Manfred
    Jim Walton


  • Music
    Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Book and Lyrics
    Christopher Hampton and Don Black
  • Director
    Lonny Price
  • Set Designer
    James Noone
  • Costume Designer
    Tracy Christensen
  • Costume Designs for Glenn Close
    Anthony Powell
  • Lighting Designer
    Mark Henderson
  • Sound Designer
    Mick Potter
  • Orchestrations
    Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen
  • Musical Director
    Kristen Blodgette