Playbill Poll: Our Readers' Wishlist for Live Musicals on TV
15 Dec 2013
Marci Smith: I want to see Sunset Boulevard or Mame. Enid Gonzalez: Sunset Boulevard with Barbra Streisand
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard opened on Broadway in 1994, taking home the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. It is based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same title and follows the life of movie star, Norma Desmond. Glenn Close won the Tony Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Desmond.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.