2012-13 Minneapolis Musical Theatre Season: Sunset Boulevard
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 7:30pm to Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 2:30pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. Additional performance on Monday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday, June 23 performance will be at 2:30 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.
Sunset Boulevard opens with Norma Desmond, the fading silent movie star abandoned by the “talkies,” who longs for a return to big screen glory. Enter struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis, and their ensuing passionate and warped affair leads to a volatile conclusion. The 1950 film, directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won three, including one for Best Music. In 1997, it ranked as #12 on the American Film Institute’s Best American Films of the 20th Century. The original Broadway production, directed by Trevor Nunn with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, won seven 1995 Tony Awards including Best Musical. As Time Magazine described it, “The show’s a hit. Lloyd Webber’s most shamefully and artfully constructed score. Radiant.”
New Century Theatre
Hennepin Theatre Trust
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