That's right theatre fans. Sunset Boulevard is heading back to Broadway. Now believe it or not, but I never saw the original production. Don't get me wrong. I like Andrew Lloyd Webber. I even like Glenn Close. I guess the show just never interested me all that much. Now if you recall, the 1994-95 Broadway season wasn't all that spectacular. In fact there were only two new shows that opened that season. Sunset Boulevard, and Smokey Joe's Café, which believe it or not actually ran longer than Sunset Boulevard.
Now here we are twenty years later, and Norman Desmond and her gold turban are back in a brand new production. Oh and did I mention that Glenn Close is reprising her Tony Award winning performance? Well she is theatre fans. Previews for the show are set to begin at the Palace Theatre on February 2, with opening night scheduled for February 9.
Now I don't know about you, but that has got to be one of the shortest preview periods in history. Here's hoping it goes off without a hitch. As of now the show is scheduled to play a limited engagement of sixteen weeks. Although I would not be at all surprised if it extends. Who knows? I might just get around to seeing it this time. Stranger things have happened. Also be advised that the show is only doing seven shows a week. I guess Miss Desmond needs her beauty sleep. Get your tickets to see Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard on Broadway at the Palace Theatre. Expect the show to be one of the biggest hit's of the Broadway season. Until next time theatre fans.
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