Sunset Boulevard: Washington Premiere of the Hit Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical
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The last date listed for Sunset Boulevard was Sunday February 6, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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This was an excellent experience! In the intimate configuration of the Signature Theater you are almost part of the play. The singing, dancing, acting are first rate. The set is imaginative and the orchestra sounds like a symphony. In case you cannot tell, I was quite taken by Sunset Blvd. In fact, I bought tickets for my ex-wife and her boyfriend to attend. Go figure. Anyway, the production was wonderful and I really, really enjoyed it.
Quotes & Highlights
Meet the Signature’s Norma Desmond.
“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”
Legendary silent film star Norma Desmond will be singing the glorious songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Signature’s new production of Sunset Boulevard. All the glamour of old-time Hollywood and Paramount Pictures comes alive in this tale of love, lust, and revenge.
Starring Florence Lacey (star of Broadway’s _Evita _and Signature’s Follies) as the faded screen star, _Sunset Boulevard _is a noir musical and one of the greatest Hollywood tales ever told. With such stunning songs as “With One Look,” “As If We Never Said Goodbye,” and “Perfect Year,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s _Sunset Boulevard _is a lush romantic tragedy. With a cast and orchestra of 38 strong, Sunset Boulevard promises to be the musical event of the season.
Eric Schaeffer (Director/Artistic Director) Signature: Co-founder and artistic director; Sweeney Todd, Show Boat First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, 21/24: The Hollow, Les Misérables, ACE, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Glory Days, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, Nevermore, The Highest Yellow, One Red Flower, Allegro, Twentieth Century, 110 in the Shade, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Gospel According to Fishman, Grand Hotel, The Rhythm Club, Over & Over, The Fix, Working, The Rink, Cabaret, First Lady Suite, Wings, Poor Superman, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, and Sondheim musicals Merrily We Roll Along, _Sunday in the Park with George _(Arena Stage coproduction), Passion, Into the Woods, Company, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Follies, and Pacific Overtures. Broadway: Million Dollar Quartet, Glory Days, Putting It Together. National Tours: Big, Barbie™ Live in Fairytopia™. Off-Broadway : _Sweet Adeline _(City Center Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert), Under the Bridge. London: Royal Drury Lane & Prince of Wales Theatres: The Witches of Eastwick. DC Aread: Ford’s: Meet John Doe; Kennedy Center: _Mame _starring Christine Baranski, _Sondheim Celebration _(artistic director), Passion, Sunday in the Park with George. New York: Avery Fisher Hall: Sondheim Concert. Regional: Goodman: Million Dollar Quartet; Apollo Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet; Mark Taper Forum: _Putting It Together _(with Carol Burnett); Chicago: Elmer Gantry; Los Angeles : Disney’s Snow White. Training: BFA, Kutztown University ; extended studies, Crewe and Alsager College of Visual Arts, Crewe , England. Awards: 2002 Washingtonian of the Year, six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Direction, six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Musical, 26 Helen Hayes nominations for Outstanding Director; 2007 Arts Founder Award.
About the Ticket Supplier: Signature Theatre
Signature Theatre is a Tony Award®-winning, non-profit professional theater company with a mission to produce contemporary musicals and plays, reinvent classic musicals, develop new work, and reach its community through engaging educational and outreach opportunities.