Sunset Boulevard: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-Winning Musical
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The last date listed for Sunset Boulevard was Sunday November 21, 2010 / 2:30pm.
Quotes & Highlights
“It’s a stunner!” —New York Times
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics by Don Black & Christopher Hampton
Based on the Billy Wilder Film
Directed by Matthew Mattei
Choreographed by Robyn Tribuzzi
Musical Directed by Matthew Mattei
Palo Alto Players continues their 2010-2011 season with a musical masterpiece written by one of the cornerstone composers of musical theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber.
She’s still big, It’s the pictures that got small. And now, Norma Desmond—that paragon of Hollywood’s silent screen goddesses—is ready for her close-up on our stage in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most lushly melodic score._ Sunset Boulevard_ weaves a mesmerizing tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition when this legendary silent film star has a fateful meeting with struggling Hollywood screenwriter, Joe Gillis. The consequences are passionate, volatile and breathtakingly spectacular.
Sunset Boulevard originally illuminated the silver screen in 1950. Billy Wilder, along with Charles Brackett, and D.M. Marshman Jr. wrote the classic film noir masterpiece which included the all-star cast of William Holden and Gloria Swanson. It was not until July 12, 1993 that Sunset Boulevard took the stage at the Adelphi Theatre in London starring the iconic Patti LuPone as Norma Desmond. The wildly talented Andrew Lloyd Webber, in collaboration with Don Black and Christopher Hampton, moved their masterful production to Broadway in 1994. The musical masterpiece known as Sunset Boulevard* *would go on to win seven Tony Awards, and would continue to win awards with its melodic scores, its passion, and heart-wrenching drama.