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Glenn Close Sets the Stage On fire, 'Sunset Boulevard' Extends

By Ambili Sasidharan on Feb 17, 2017 03:47 PM EST

Three-time Tony Award winner Glenn Close returned to Broadway after almost two decades with the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, "Sunset Boulevard". The show officially opened on February 9 at the Palace Theatre. Interestingly, the show's original Broadway run fetched her a Tony Award in 1994.

Now, the stupendous success of the show has made the team to extend the run of "Sunset Boulevard". According to Broadway World, the show will through June 25, 2017. Originally the show was planned as a limited run through May 28, 2017. However, due to the overwhelming response in the ticket sale, the production team decided to extend the date.

Fans who are waiting to see the infamous Norma Desmond on stage will now have some more time to grab the tickets. According to Theatre Mania, along with Close, the rest of the star cast include Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis,) Fred Johanson (Max von Mayerling), and Siobhan Dillon (Betty Schaefer). "Sunset Boulevard" also boasts a long list of supporting actors like Nancy Anderson, Drew Foster, David Hess, Stephanie Martignetti, Lauralyn McClelland, Brittney Johnson, Katie Ladner, T. Oliver Reid, Lance Roberts, Barry Busby, Britney Coleman, Julian Decker, Anissa Felix, Graham Rowat, Paul Schoeffler, Andy Taylor, Sean Thompson, Matt Wall, Stephanie Rothenberg, Mackenzie Bell, Preston Truman Boyd, and Jim Walton.

"Sunset Boulevard" is based on a 1950 classic film of the same name. Directed by Lonny Price, Tony-winner Andrew Lloyd Webber has scored the music with lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. The show already has two Evening Standard nominations for the Best Musical and the Best Musical Performance.

This ENO revival of "Sunset Boulevard" was one of London's biggest stage hits last year with Close winning raving reviews. The actress, who is 20-years older than her character, won accolades for the fresh texture in her role.

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