Sunset Boulevard

Currently on sale until June 25, 2017

Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Intermission: Yes

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.

Standard Schedule
Schedule can vary by performance and is subject to change.
Monday: No Performance
Tuesday: No Performance
Wednesday: 2PM & 8PM
Thursday: 7PM
Friday: 8PM
Saturday: 2PM & 8PM
Sunday: 3PM

Critics' Recap




Palace Theatre

1564 Broadway New York, NY 10036

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For Ages?

SUNSET BOULEVARD is an intense dramatic musical recommended for audiences high school and up.


GLENN CLOSE – Norma Desmond

Select theatre: BROADWAY: Phoenix Theatre Company’s Love for Love, directed by Hal Prince, (professional debut, 1974), Cy Coleman’s Barnum (Tony nomination), Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols, (Tony Award), Death and the Maiden, directed by Mike Nichols (Tony Award), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, directed by Trevor Nunn, (Tony Award), Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance. OFF-BROADWAY: Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others, Simone Benmussa’s The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs (Obie Award), Nathalie Sarraute’s Childhood. LONDON: Royal National Theatre’s A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Trevor Nunn, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard directed by Lonny Price (The Evening Standard Award) Select Film: The World According to Garp (Film debut/Oscar nomination), The Big Chill, (Oscar nomination), The Natural (Oscar Nomination), Fatal Attraction (Oscar nomination), Dangerous Liaisons (Oscar nomination), 101 & 102 Dalmatians, Mars Attacks, Air Force One, Cookie’s Fortune, Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her, Nine Lives, Heights, Albert Nobbs (producer/actress, Oscar nomination, ), Guardians of the Galaxy, Upcoming films: The Wife, Crooked House, Guardian of the Galaxy II, What Happened To Monday?, The Girl With All The Gifts, Wilde Wedding and Bastards. Select television: Hallmark Hall of Fame’s The Sarah, Plain & Tall Trilogy (Producer/Actress/Emmy nomination), Something About Emilia(Emmy nomination), Damages (two Emmys/two Golden Globes), The Lion In Winter(SAG Award, Golden Globe Award), The Shield(Emmy and Golden Globe nominations), In The Gloaming(Cable ACE Award), The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (producer/actress) Roger & Hammerstein’s South Pacific for ABC TV (producer/actress), Serving In Silence (producer/actress/Emmy Award)

West End: Love Story (Oliver-Olivier Award nomination), Sunset Boulevard (Joe), The Pajama Game (Sid Sorokin), Spamalot! (Sir Galahad), The Phantom of The Opera (Raoul), My Fair Lady (Freddy), Pageant (Miss Great Plains) London: Into The Woods (Wolf/Cinderella’s) Prince-Olivier Award nomination), Henry VI (Suffolk), Edward IV, Richard III (George of Clarence), Assassins (John Wilkes Booth), The Sound Of Music (Captain Von Trapp), Soho Cinders (James Prince), Sweet Charity (Charlie/Vittorio/Oscar). UK: Show Boat (Ravenal), Hello Dolly! (Cornelius), Wonderful Town (Bob), Oklahoma! (Curly), Rock (Rock Hudson), Mamma Mia! (Sky), The Mikado (Nankipoo), Miss Saigon (Chris). U.S: The Secret Garden (Archibald Craven) Films: Never Let Go, Gnomeland.

SIOBHAN DILLON – Betty Schaeffer
Siobhan has been performing on London’s West End stages for a number of years in roles such as Sandy in Grease, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Molly in Ghost the Musical, Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde, and Ellen in Miss Saigon. After its successful London run, Siobhan is extremely grateful that she is now reprising the role of Betty in this production of Sunset Boulevard, which will be her Broadway debut.

FRED JOHANSON – Max Von Mayerling 
West End: Aladdin (Jafar/Sultan), Sunset Boulevard (Max), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Notre Dame de Paris (Frollo). Scandinavia: Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Les Miserables (Javert), Children of Eden (Father), Rebecca (Jack), Evita (Peron), The Alchemist (Alchemist), Sunset Boulevard (Max), Cats (Profetikus), Footloose (Reverend Shaw), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Garbo (Louis), Cyrano the Musical (Musketeer), Fame (Schlomo). Film: "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Pilate).



Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera (which celebrated its 30th anniversary this past year) and Sunset Boulevard. In New York, Sunset Boulevard is running alongside Cats, School of Rock – The Musical, and The Phantom of the Opera, surpassing his previous record of three shows running simultaneously on Broadway. With four musicals running currently on Broadway, he receives the distinction previously held only by Rodgers and Hammerstein. As well as The Phantom Of The Opera and Cats his productions include the groundbreaking Bombay Dreams which introduced the double Oscar winning Bollywood composer AR Rahman to the Western stage. His awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, the Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass which contains one of his best known compositions, Pie Jesu.

DON BLACK – Book & Lyrics
Received two Tony Awards for Best Book and Lyrics of a Musical for his work (with Christopher Hampton) on Sunset Boulevard, which marked his third collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber. They first joined forces to write the song cycle Tell Me on a Sunday, which developed to form the basis of the stage show Song and Dance. They were reunited again for Aspects of Love. Awards include an Oscar for his song ‘Born Free’, five Academy Award nominations, and four Tony nominations. He has written a quintet of James Bond theme songs including : ‘Thunderball’ and ‘Diamonds Are Forever’.

Christopher’s plays, musicals and translations have won many awards including four Tonys and three Oliviers. Prizes for his screenplays include an Oscar, Hollywood Screenwriter of the Year and awards at the Cannes and Venice film festivals. Plays include Appomattox, The Talking Cure, Tales from Hollywood, The Philanthropist, Savages, Total Eclipse; adaptations from novels Youth Without God (Horváth), Embers (Márai), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Laclos); plus translations of plays by Chekhov, Ibsen, Molière, Horváth, Yasmina Reza and Florian Zeller. Screenplays include Dangerous Liaisons, Atonement, A Dangerous Method, Carrington, The Secret Agent and Imagining Argentina, the last three of which he also directed.

LONNY PRICE – Director
Lonny directed Glenn Close in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard at the English National Opera, and Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel at the ENO and Lincoln Center. Broadway: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill starring Audra McDonald (also for HBO); 110 in the Shade; ‘Master Harold’ ... and the Boys; Sally Marr and Her Escorts (co-written with Joan Rivers and Erin Sanders); Urban Cowboy; A Class Act (Tony nomination, Best Book, with Linda Kline). Selected New York: Company; Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (Emmy Award), and Passion. He directed television captures of his Sweeney Todd (Emmy Award), Company, Camelot, and Candide.  His documentary, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, a New York Times Top 10 Film of 2016, premiered at the New York Film Festival and saw an international release this winter