- Rehearsal: January 9, 2017
- Preview: February 2, 2017
- Open: February 9, 2017
- Close: June 25, 2017
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.
"Sunset Boulevard" originally opened on Broadway in 1994 at the Minskoff. Glenn Close won the Tony Award for Best Actress. This production played in the West End under the auspices of the English National Opera.