Glenn Close revisits her Tony Award-winning performance of Norma Desmond in this acclaimed revival.
In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. Persuaded to work on Norma’s ‘masterpiece’, a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her and her luxurious life-style. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences.
Norma Desmond: Glenn Close
Joe Gillis: Michael Xavier
Betty Shaefer: Siobhan Dillon
Max Von Mayerling: Fred Johanson
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics: Christopher Hampton and Don Black
Director: Lonny Price