Glenn Close the winner of three Tony Awards and the cast and creator of Sunset Boulevard, meet the press today. The limited engagement production has been in rehearsals since January 9th, beginning previews February 2nd for an official opening February 9th at the Palace Theatre.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning Musical, Sunset Boulevard, won seven Tony’s including 3 for Webber and one for Close.
This production is direct from a sold-out engagement last year at the English National Opera, where Close’s made her West End debut. Directed by Lonny Price, who was once Hal Prince’s intern.
Sunset Boulevard, is based on Billy Wilder’s classic film of the same name.
Also in the cast are two-time Olivier nominee Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon(Betty Schaefer) and Fred Johanson (Max von Mayerling), will be Nancy Anderson, Mackenzie Bell, Preston Truman Boyd, Barry Busby, Britney Coleman, Julian Decker, Anissa Felix, Drew Foster, David Hess, Brittney Johnson, Katie Ladner, Stephanie Martignetti, Lauralyn McClelland, T. Oliver Reid, Lance Roberts, Stephanie Rothenberg, Graham Rowat, Paul Schoeffler, Andy Taylor, Sean Thompson, Matt Walland Jim Walton.
For musical fans this show will feature a 40-piece orchestra.
Performances will be presented Wednesdays at 2 PM and 8 PM, Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are $65-$199 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at (877) 250-2929 or online at ticketmaster.com/sunset.
All photo’s are by Walter McBride.