Opening Date

Jun 28, 1996

Closing Date

Jun 07, 1997

MusicalOriginalNational Tour

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Setting
Los Angeles. 1949-50.

Book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton; Based on the film by Billy Wilder; Music orchestrated by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber; Musical Direction: David Caddick; Musical Director: Constantine Kitsopoulos; Associate Musical Dir.: Kristen Blodgette
Directed by Trevor Nunn; Musical Staging by Bob Avian; Associate Director: Peter Lawrence; Associate Choreographer: Jodi Moccia
Production Design by John Napier; Costume Design by Anthony Powell; Lighting Design by Andrew Bridge; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Makeup Design by Randy Houston Mercer; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Associate Prod. Design: Raymond Huessy; Associate Vari*lite Designer: Richard Knight
General Manager: Nina Lannan and The Really Useful Management Company, Inc.; Company Manager: Mark S. Andrews; Assistant Co. Mgr: Sean Free
Technical Supervisor: Peter Feller, Sr. and Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Bill Roberts; Stage Manager: William Coiner, Andrew Fenton and Jane Grey
Musical Supervisor: David Caddick; Musical Coordinator: Mel Rodnon; Conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos; Associate Conductor: Milton Granger; Concert Master: Sylvia D'Avanzo; Trumpet: John Guess; Drums, Percussion: Barbara Merjan; Keyboards: Kenneth Levinsky, Chip Prince and Milton Granger
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; General Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus
This production is dedicated to the memory of R. Tyler Gatchell, Jr.
Norma Desmond
Joe Gillis
Max von Mayerling
Betty Schaefer
 
Salesman
 
Victor Mature
 
Salesman
 
Young Guard
Heather
 
2nd Masseuse
Cecil B. DeMille
Artie Green
1st Harem Girl
 
Beautician
1st Financeman
 
Film Actor
 
Salesman
Jonesy
 
Sammy
 
Salesman
2nd Harem Girl
 
Beautician
Katherine
 
Psychiatrist
Myron
 
Manfred
 
Doctor
 
1st Masseuse
2nd Financeman
 
Salesman
 
Party Guest
Sheldrake
 
Police Chief
 
Astrologer
Young Writer
 
Salesman
 
DeMille's Assistant
Morino
 
Salesman
 
Hog Eye
Choreographer
 
Salesman
3rd Harem Girl (Jean)
 
Beautician
Understudies: Philip Michael Baskerville (Artie Green), Sandy Binion (Norma Desmond), William Chapman (Max von Mayerling), Bryan Chesters (Young Writer, Salesman, DeMille's Assistant, Cliff, Morino, Hog Eye, 1st Financeman, 2nd Financeman, Film Actor, Police Chief, John, Sammy, Jonesy, Choreographer, Myron), Harvey Evans (Cecil B. DeMille), Fiama Fricano (Norma Desmond), Leslie Trayer Harvey (Betty Schaefer), Christine Hewitt (1st Harem Girl, 2nd Harem Girl, 3rd Harem Girl (Jean), Beautician, Lisa, Doctor, Heather, Masseuse, Hedy Lamarr, Joanna, Astrologer, Katherine, Psychiatrist, Mary), Randal Keith (Manfred), Joan Leslie Simms (Betty Schaefer), Timothy Smith (Joe Gillis, Artie Green, Manfred), William Solo (Max von Mayerling, Cecil B. DeMille, Sheldrake), Mark Edgar Stephens (Joe Gillis), Lillie Kae Stevens (1st Harem Girl, 2nd Harem Girl, 3rd Harem Girl (Jean), Beautician, Lisa, Doctor, Heather, Masseuse, Hedy Lamarr, Joanna, Astrologer, Katherine, Psychiatrist, Mary) and David Thomé (Sheldrake, Young Writer, Salesman, DeMille's Assistant, Cliff, Morino, Hog Eye, 1st Financeman, 2nd Financeman, Film Actor, Police Chief, John, Sammy, Jonesy, Choreographer, Myron)
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
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Mar 28, 1997 - Jun 07, 1997
Chicago, IL
Feb 14, 1997 - Mar 23, 1997
St. Louis, MO
Dec 23, 1996 - Feb 09, 1997
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 16, 1996 - Dec 21, 1996
Tampa, FL
Sep 29, 1996 - Nov 10, 1996
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aug 20, 1996 - Sep 22, 1996
Cincinnati, OH
Jun 28, 1996 - Aug 11, 1996
Denver, CO