Complete Casting Announced for Porchlight’s Sunset Boulevard, Starring Hollis Resnik

Regional News   Complete Casting Announced for Porchlight’s Sunset Boulevard, Starring Hollis Resnik
 
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will begin performances at the Chicago venue October 11.
Hollis Resnik in <i>Sunset</i> <i>Boulevard</i>
Hollis Resnik in Sunset Boulevard Joe Mazza

Casting is complete for Porchlight Music Theatre’s upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, starring 12-time Joseph Jefferson Award winner Hollis Resnik as faded silent-screen star Norma Desmond.

Directed by Michael Weber with choreography by Shanna VanDerwerker and music direction by Aaron Benham, the limited engagement will launch the Chicago company's 25th season October 11–November 24 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.

The cast will also feature Billy Rude as Joe Gillis, Michelle Lauto as Betty Schaefer, Larry Adams as Max Von Meyerling, Joe Giovanetti as Artie Green, and David Girolmo as Cecil B. DeMille.

The ensemble includes Anna Brockman, Marcellus Burt, Justin Cavazos, Isaiah Silvia-Chandley, Laz Estrada, Brian Healey, Alex Jackson, Molly Kral, Jerry Miller, Mandy Modic, Michelle Owens, Danny Spagnuolo, Laura Sportello, and Ambria Sylvain.

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Based on the 1950 Billy Wilder film, Sunset Boulevard has music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics and book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.

The production team also includes wig designer Kevin Barthel, projection designer Anthony Churchill, lighting designer Maggie Fullilove-Nugent, sound designer Robert Hornbostel, set designer Jeff Kmiec, costume designer Bill Morey, and stage manager Michael Hendricks.

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