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Sunset Boulevard   

 
Minskoff Theatre, (11/17/1994 - 3/22/1997)
First Preview: Nov 01, 1994 Total Previews: 17
Opening Date: Nov 17, 1994    
Closing Date: Mar 22, 1997 Total Performances: 977

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Los Angeles. 1949-50.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by James M. Nederlander, Myron A. Minskoff and The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; James L. Nederlander: Vice-President)
Produced by The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton; Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton; Based on the film by Billy Wilder; Musical Director: David Caddick and Paul Bogaev; Music orchestrated by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Trevor Nunn; Musical Staging by Bob Avian; Associate Choreographer: Jodi Moccia
Production Design by John Napier; Costume Design by Anthony Powell; Lighting Design by Andrew Bridge; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Associate Prod. Design: Peter David Gould; Make-Up Design by Randy Houston Mercer; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Associate Vari*Lite Designer: Richard Knight
General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates; Company Manager: Abbie M. Strassler
Production Supervisor: Peter Lawrence; Technical Supervisor: Peter Feller, Sr. and Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Peter Lawrence; Stage Manager: John Brigleb, Jim Woolley and Lynda J. Fox
Musical Supervisor: David Caddick; Conducted by Paul Bogaev; Viola (1): Richard Brice; Associate Musical Supervisor: Kristen Allen Blodgette; Music Preparation: JoAnne Kane Music Preparation; Music Preparation (NY): Chelsea Music Services, Inc.
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; General Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Dance Captain: Darlene Wilson; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.
This production is dedicated to the memory of R. Tyler Gatchell, Jr.; The Producer gratefully acknowledges the contributions in lyric development of Amy Powers
Cast
Alan Campbell
Broadway debut
Joe Gillis
Glenn CloseNorma Desmond
George HearnMax von Mayerling
Alice RipleyBetty Schaefer
Sandra Allen
Broadway debut
1st Harem Girl
Beautician
Bryan BattYoung Writer
Salesman
DeMille's Assistant
Lada Boder
Broadway debut
2nd Harem Girl
Beautician
Susan Dawn CarsonHeather
2nd Masseuse
Matthew DickensCliff
Salesman
Young Guard
Colleen Dunn3rd Harem Girl (Jean)
Beautician
Hedy Lamarr
David EricJonesy
Sammy
Salesman
Rich Hebert1st Financeman
Film Actor
Salesman
Kim HuberLisa
Doctor
Alicia Irving
Broadway debut
Katherine
Psychiatrist
Lauren Kennedy
Broadway debut
Mary
1st Masseuse
Sal MistrettaSheldrake
Police Chief
Mark MoralesJohn
Salesman
Victor Mature
Alan OppenheimerCecil B. DeMille
Rick PodellMyron
Manfred
Tom Alan Robbins2nd Financeman
Salesman
Party Guest
Rick SparksChoreographer
Salesman
Steven Stein-Grainger
Broadway debut
Morino
Salesman
Hog Eye
Vincent Tumeo
Broadway debut
Artie Green
Wendy Walter
Broadway debut
Joanna
Astrologer
Standby: Karen Mason (Norma Desmond)
Understudies: Darrin Baker (1st Financeman, 2nd Financeman, Artie Green, Choreographer, Cliff, DeMille's Assistant, Film Actor, Hog Eye, John, Jonesy, Morino, Police Chief, Salesman, Sammy, Young Writer), Bryan Batt (Joe Gillis), Susan Dawn Carson (Norma Desmond), Matthew Dickens (Artie Green, Joe Gillis), David Eric (Cecil B. DeMille, Manfred, Sheldrake), Harvey Evans (1st Financeman, 2nd Financeman, Choreographer, Cliff, DeMille's Assistant, Film Actor, Hog Eye, John, Jonesy, Morino, Police Chief, Salesman, Sammy, Sheldrake, Young Writer), Rich Hebert (Max von Mayerling), Kim Huber (Betty Schaefer), Lauren Kennedy (Betty Schaefer), Rosemary Loar (1st Harem Girl, 1st Masseuse, 2nd Harem Girl, 2nd Masseuse, 3rd Harem Girl (Jean), Astrologer, Beautician, Doctor, Heather, Hedy Lamarr, Joanna, Katherine, Lisa, Mary, Psychiatrist), Steven Stein-Grainger (Cecil B. DeMille, Manfred, Max von Mayerling) and Darlene Wilson (1st Harem Girl, 1st Masseuse, 2nd Harem Girl, 2nd Masseuse, 3rd Harem Girl (Jean), Astrologer, Beautician, Doctor, Heather, Hedy Lamarr, Joanna, Katherine, Lisa, Mary, Psychiatrist)
Tony Award®
winner 1995 Best Musical [winner] 
 Produced by The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
winner 1995 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 
 Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber ;  Book by Christopher Hampton
winner 1995 Best Original Score [winner] 
 Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber ;  Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton
 1995 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Alan Campbell
winner 1995 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Glenn Close
winner 1995 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  George Hearn
winner 1995 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  John Napier
 1995 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Anthony Powell
winner 1995 Best Lighting Design [winner] 
  Andrew Bridge
 1995 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Bob Avian
 1995 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Trevor Nunn
Drama Desk Award
 1995 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
 1995 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  George Hearn
winner 1995 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Glenn Close
 1995 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 
 Directed by Trevor Nunn
ACT 1 Sung By
PrologueJoe Gillis
Let's Have LunchJoe Gillis and Ensemble
SurrenderNorma Desmond
With One LookNorma Desmond
SalomeNorma Desmond and Joe Gillis
The Greatest Star Of AllMax von Mayerling
Every Movie's a CircusJoe Gillis, Betty Schaefer, Artie Green and Ensemble
Girl Meets BoyJoe Gillis and Betty Schaefer
New Ways to DreamNorma Desmond
The Lady's PayingManfred, Norma Desmond, Joe Gillis and Salesmen
The Perfect YearNorma Desmond and Joe Gillis
This Time Next YearJoe Gillis, Betty Schaefer, Artie Green and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Sunset BoulevardJoe Gillis
The Perfect Year (Reprise) Norma Desmond
As If We Never Said GoodbyeNorma Desmond
Surrender (Reprise) Cecil B. DeMille
Girl Meets Boy (Reprise) Betty Schaefer and Joe Gillis
Eternal Youth Is Worth A Little SufferingNorma's Consultants
Too Much In Love To CareBetty Schaefer and Joe Gillis
New Ways to Dream (Reprise) Max von Mayerling
Sunset Boulevard (Reprise) Joe Gillis and Betty Schaefer
The Greatest Star Of All (Reprise) Max von Mayerling and Norma Desmond
Surrender (Reprise) Norma Desmond