News: Jamie Lloyd’s Sunset Boulevard to open on Broadway

Nicole Scherzinger will bring her “unmistakably triumphant” (Telegraph) performance as ‘Norma Desmond’ to Broadway this year in director Jamie Lloyd’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard. The production was hailed as London’s 2023 “best show of the year” (Time Out) and features book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, based on the Billy Wilder film.

Joining Scherzinger on Broadway will be her acclaimed London co-stars: Tom Francis as ‘Joe Gillis’, Grace Hodgett-Young as ‘Betty Schaefer,’ and Olivier Award® winner David Thaxton as ‘Max Von Mayerling.’

Production dates, theater, and additional casting for Sunset Boulevard on Broadway will be announced shortly.

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When The Jamie Lloyd Company’s new production of Sunset Boulevard began performances in September, it immediately grabbed the attention of theatergoers worldwide as an extraordinary reimagination of Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical. Scherzinger’s performance was hailed as “soul-baring and roof raising” (Daily Mail) and Lloyd’s “tour de force of a show” (Evening Standard) became the talk of both sides of the Atlantic, winning Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Scherzinger and Lloyd, and recently receiving nine WhatsOnStage Award nominations. In the U.S., it has already been included in Best of 2023 lists from the Washington PostTown & Country, and Theatrely.

Lloyd Webber’s thrillingly atmospheric Sunset Boulevard features an iconic score including the songs “With One Look,” “The Perfect Year,” and “As If We Never Said Goodbye.”

Haunted by her memories and dreams, movie star Norma Desmond (Scherzinger) yearns to return to the big screen. A struggling screenwriter (Francis) who can’t sell his scripts to the Hollywood studios may be her only hope, until their dangerous and compelling relationship leads to disastrous circumstances. Drenched in champagne and cynicism, Sunset Boulevard scrutinizes the ambitions and frustrations of its characters and their intoxicating need for fame and adoration.

The creative team for Sunset Boulevard includes Soutra Gilmour (set and costume design), Fabian Aloise (choreography), Alan Williams (music supervisor and musical director), Jack Knowles (lighting design), Adam Fisher (sound design), Nathan Amzi and Joe Ransom (video design and cinematography), Jim Carnahan CSA and Jason Thinger CSA (U.S. casting director), and Stuart Burt CDG (U.K. casting director). 101 Productions, Ltd. serves as the General Manager for Sunset Boulevard.

Sunset Boulevard is produced by The Jamie Lloyd Company, Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Michael Harrison for Lloyd Webber Harrison Musicals, and Gavin Kalin Productions by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd and based on the original Paramount film by Billy Wilder.

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