MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 17, 1994
Closing Date
Mar 22, 1997
1st Preview
Nov 01, 1994
1st Preview
Nov 01, 1994
Previews
17
Performances
977
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Minskoff Theatre
(Nov 17, 1994 - Mar 22, 1997)

Setting
Los Angeles. 1949-50.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton; Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton; Based on the film by Billy Wilder; Musical Director: David Caddick and Paul Bogaev; Music orchestrated by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Trevor Nunn; Musical Staging by Bob Avian; Associate Choreographer: Jodi Moccia
Production Design by John Napier; Costume Design by Anthony Powell; Lighting Design by Andrew Bridge; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Associate Prod. Design: Peter David Gould; Make-Up Design by Randy Houston Mercer; Ms. Close's Make-up Design: Jean-Luc Russier; Assistant Costume Design: Scott Traugott; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Associate Vari*Lite Designer: Richard Knight; Assistant Sound Design: Richard Ryan; Assistant to the Scenic Designer: Keith Gonzales, Jeffrey Higgenbottom, Sarah Lambert, Dennis Moyes, Dana Kenn and Randall K. Richards; Assistant to the Costume Designer: Mitchell Bloom; Assistant to the Lighting Designer: Paul Palazzo and Doreen Tighe; Assistant to the Sound Deisgner: Carole McLane
General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates; Company Manager: Abbie M. Strassler; Assistant Co. Mgr: Sean Free
Production Supervisor: Peter Lawrence; Technical Supervisor: Peter Feller, Sr. and Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Peter Lawrence; Stage Manager: John Brigleb, Jim Woolley and Lynda J. Fox
Musical Supervisor: David Caddick; Conducted by Paul Bogaev; Rehearsal Pianist: Beth Fremgen; Viola (1): Richard Brice; Associate Musical Supervisor: Kristen Allen Blodgette; Music Preparation: JoAnne Kane Music Preparation; Music Preparation (NY): Chelsea Music Services, Inc.
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; General Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Dance Captain: Darlene Wilson; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Press Associate: John Barlow
This production is dedicated to the memory of R. Tyler Gatchell, Jr.; The Producer gratefully acknowledges the contributions in lyric development of Amy Powers
Alan Campbell
Broadway debut
Joe Gillis
Norma Desmond
Nov 01, 1994 - Jul 02, 1995
Max von Mayerling
Betty Schaefer
Sandra Allen
Broadway debut
1st Harem Girl
 
Beautician
Young Writer
 
Salesman
 
DeMille's Assistant
Lada Boder
Broadway debut
2nd Harem Girl
 
Beautician
 
2nd Masseuse
 
Salesman
 
Young Guard
3rd Harem Girl (Jean)
 
Beautician
 
Hedy Lamarr
Jonesy
 
Sammy
 
Salesman
1st Financeman
 
Film Actor
 
Salesman
Lisa
 
Doctor
Alicia Irving
Broadway debut
Katherine
 
Psychiatrist
Lauren Kennedy
Broadway debut
Mary
 
1st Masseuse
Sheldrake
 
Police Chief
 
Salesman
 
Victor Mature
Cecil B. DeMille
Myron
 
Manfred
2nd Financeman
 
Salesman
 
Party Guest
Choreographer
 
Salesman
Steven Stein-Grainger
Broadway debut
Morino
 
Salesman
 
Hog Eye
Vincent Tumeo
Broadway debut
Artie Green
Wendy Walter
Broadway debut
Joanna
 
Astrologer
Standby: Karen Mason (Norma Desmond)
Understudies: Darrin Baker (Artie Green, Young Writer, Salesman, DeMille's Assistant, Cliff, Morino, Hog Eye, 1st Financeman, 2nd Financeman, Film Actor, Police Chief, John, Sammy, Jonesy, Choreographer), Bryan Batt (Joe Gillis), Susan Dawn Carson (Norma Desmond), Matthew Dickens (Joe Gillis, Artie Green), David Eric (Cecil B. DeMille, Sheldrake, Manfred), Harvey Evans (Young Writer, Salesman, DeMille's Assistant, Cliff, Morino, Hog Eye, 1st Financeman, 2nd Financeman, Film Actor, Police Chief, John, Sammy, Jonesy, Choreographer, Sheldrake), Rich Hebert (Max von Mayerling), Kim Huber (Betty Schaefer), Lauren Kennedy (Betty Schaefer), Rosemary Loar (1st Harem Girl, 2nd Harem Girl, 3rd Harem Girl (Jean), Beautician, Lisa, Doctor, Heather, 1st Masseuse, 2nd Masseuse, Hedy Lamarr, Joanna, Astrologer, Katherine, Psychiatrist, Mary), Steven Stein-Grainger (Max von Mayerling, Cecil B. DeMille, Manfred) and Darlene Wilson (1st Harem Girl, 2nd Harem Girl, 3rd Harem Girl (Jean), Beautician, Lisa, Doctor, Heather, 1st Masseuse, 2nd Masseuse, Hedy Lamarr, Joanna, Astrologer, Katherine, Psychiatrist, Mary)

Minskoff Theatre (Nov 17, 1994 - Mar 22, 1997)

Ms. Buckley's Makeup Design: Justin Henry Forrester
Company Manager: Devin Keudell; Assistant Co. Mgr: Kristen Coury and Robert Marlin
Production Stage Manager: John Brigleb; Stage Manager: Pamela Singer, Scott Klier and Tracy Crum
Conducted by Kevin Stites and Gregory Dlugos; Associate Conductor: Bob Gustafson and James May; Concert Master: Sanford Allen; Violin (7): Sanford Allen, Sylvia D'Avanzo, Myra Segal, Paul Woodiel, Kurt Coble, Avril Brown, Kurt Briggs and Aaron Stolow; Viola (2): Henry Kao and John Dexter; Cello (1): Francesca Vanasco; Bass, Electric Bass: Douglas Romoff; Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute: M. Bernard Phillips; Alto Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet: Andrew Sterman; Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet: Edward Salkin; French Horn (2): Theresa MacDonnell and Steve Zimmerman; Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet: Christian Jaudes; Bass Trombone: Jeffrey Nelson; Drums, Percussion: James Saporito; Guitar: David Boguslaw; Keyboards (3): Robert Gustafson, Maggie Torre, James May and Gregory Dlugos
Dance Captain: Peter Kapetan

Cast

Joe Gillis
Norma Desmond
Jul 04, 1995 - Aug 24, 1996
Karen Mason
During Glenn Close's vacation
Norma Desmond
Mar 07, 1995 - Mar 19, 1995
Norma Desmond
Aug 26, 1996 - Mar 22, 1997
 
Doctor
Lisa
 
Doctor
2nd Financeman
 
Salesman
 
Party Guest
Jonesy
 
Sammy
 
Salesman
Heather
 
2nd Masseuse
Jonesy
 
Sammy
 
Salesman
 
Salesman
 
Victor Mature
Katherine
Jan 20, 1997 - Mar 22, 1997
 
Psychiatrist
Jan 20, 1997 - Mar 22, 1997
Myron
 
Manfred
Young Writer
Aug 1996 - Sep 1996
Young Writer
circa. Sep 1996 - Mar 22, 1997
 
Salesman
circa. Sep 1996 - Mar 22, 1997
 
DeMille's Assistant
circa. Sep 1996 - Mar 22, 1997
Hog Eye
Artie Green
Cecil B. DeMille
3rd Harem Girl (Jean)
 
Hedy Lamarr
 
Beautician
Cliff
 
Young Guard
 
Salesman
Choreographer
 
Salesman
1st Harem Girl
 
Beautician
Young Writer
 
Salesman
 
DeMille's Assistant
3rd Harem Girl (Jean)
 
Beautician
 
Hedy Lamarr
Salesman
 
Film Actor
 
1st Financeman
Ensemble
 
1st Financeman
 
Film Actor
 
Salesman
1st Masseuse
 
Mary
 
Max von Mayerling
Hedy Lamarr
 
Beautician
 
3rd Harem Girl (Jean)
 
1st Masseuse
Swing: John Hoshko
Standby: Maureen Moore (Norma Desmond)
Understudies: Kristen Behrendt (Betty Schaefer), Jane Bodle (Betty Schaefer), James Dybas (Cecil B. DeMille, Sheldrake, Manfred), Rich Hebert (Cecil B. DeMille), John Hoshko (Young Writer, Salesman, DeMille's Assistant, Cliff, Morino, Hog Eye, 1st Financeman, Film Actor, 2nd Financeman, Police Chief, John, Sammy, Jonesy, Choreographer), Alicia Irving (Norma Desmond), Bruce Alan Johnson (Joe Gillis), Peter Kapetan (Sheldrake, Manfred, Young Writer, Salesman, DeMille's Assistant, Cliff, Morino, Hog Eye, 1st Financeman, 2nd Financeman, Film Actor, Police Chief, John, Sammy, Jonesy, Choreographer), George Kmeck (Max von Mayerling), Jordan Leeds (Joe Gillis), Jim Newman (Joe Gillis, Cliff, Salesman, Young Guard, Artie Green), John Scherer (Joe Gillis), Larry Small (Max von Mayerling), Jennifer Stetor (1st Harem Girl, 2nd Harem Girl, 3rd Harem Girl (Jean), Astrologer, Beautician, Doctor, Heather, Hedy Lamarr, Joanna, Katherine, Lisa, Mary, 1st Masseuse, 2nd Masseuse, Psychiatrist), Colleen Sudduth (Psychiatrist, Mary, Lisa, Katherine, Joanna, Hedy Lamarr, Heather, Doctor, Beautician, Astrologer, 3rd Harem Girl (Jean), 2nd Masseuse, 2nd Harem Girl, 1st Masseuse, 1st Harem Girl) and Jennifer West (Betty Schaefer)
Act 1
Sung By
Prologue
Joe Gillis
Let's Have Lunch
Joe Gillis and Ensemble
Surrender
Norma Desmond
With One Look
Norma Desmond
Salome
Norma Desmond and Joe Gillis
The Greatest Star Of All
Max von Mayerling
Every Movie's a Circus
Joe Gillis, Betty Schaefer, Artie Green and Ensemble
Girl Meets Boy
Joe Gillis and Betty Schaefer
New Ways to Dream
Norma Desmond
The Lady's Paying
Manfred, Norma Desmond, Joe Gillis and Salesmen
The Perfect Year
Norma Desmond and Joe Gillis
This Time Next Year
Joe Gillis, Betty Schaefer, Artie Green and Ensemble
Act 2
Sung By
Sunset Boulevard
Joe Gillis
The Perfect Year (Reprise)
Norma Desmond
As If We Never Said Goodbye
Norma Desmond
Surrender (Reprise)
Cecil B. DeMille
Girl Meets Boy (Reprise)
Betty Schaefer and Joe Gillis
Eternal Youth Is Worth A Little Suffering
Norma's Consultants
Too Much In Love To Care
Betty Schaefer and Joe Gillis
New Ways to Dream (Reprise)
Max von Mayerling
Sunset Boulevard (Reprise)
Joe Gillis and Betty Schaefer
The Greatest Star Of All (Reprise)
Max von Mayerling and Norma Desmond

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1995 Winner
Produced by The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.

Best Book of a Musical

1995 Winner
Book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton

Best Original Score

1995 Winner
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1995 Nominee
Alan Campbell

Best Actress in a Musical

1995 Winner
Glenn Close

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1995 Winner
George Hearn

Best Scenic Design

1995 Winner
Production Design by John Napier
 

Best Costume Design

1995 Nominee
Costume Design by Anthony Powell

Best Lighting Design

1995 Winner
Lighting Design by Andrew Bridge
 

Best Choreography

1995 Nominee
Choreographed by Bob Avian
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1995 Nominee
Directed by Trevor Nunn

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Musical

1995 Nominee
Produced by The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1995 Nominee
George Hearn

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1995 Winner
Glenn Close
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1995 Nominee
Directed by Trevor Nunn
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