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Sunset Boulevard
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Sunset Boulevard

Feb 02, 2017 - Jun 26, 2017
Running time: 2:30
Palace Theatre
1564 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
By Subway: 1, C or E train to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and Broadway. N or R to 49th St, walk south to 47th St and Broadway.
By Bus: M104, M10, M27/M50 or M7 bus.
Show Description:


Andrew Lloyd Webber


Don Black & Christopher Hampton


Don Black & Christopher Hampton


Lonny Price

Listed at TKTS:
See TKTS Live
$69.00 - $169.00
prices subject to change
Buy Tickets


A limited number of $42 tickets may be available on a daily basis. These tickets can be purchased day-of at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check with the box office for availability. Patrons are limited to two rush tickets per person.  An online ticket lottery will open daily at 8am (8pm the prior evening for matinee performances) for entrants to win a limited number of $55 same-day tickets to that day's performances).
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes
1 Intermission


People using wheelchairs who cannot transfer to aisle seats are seated in side aisles or front orchestra.
Orchestra, rear mezzanine and balcony reached by elevator. Downstairs lounge reached only by stairs.
Yes, an elevator goes to both the Rear Mezzanine and Balcony.
Valet parking garage: 47th St. between 6th & 7th Aves.
Curb Ramps
NE corner of 46th St. & 7th Ave.; SE corner of 47th St. & 7th Ave.
Four sets of double doors in series: 1st set (each 33") to outer lobby; 2nd set (each 31") into inner lobby; up sloped area to 3rd set (each 24") into foyer; 4th set (each 27.5") into orchestra.
Box Office
The box office is wheelchair accessible, with wide doors and no stairs through the entryway.
Accessible restroom located on the Orchestra level. A restroom is available on the Orchestra.
Water Fountain
Downstairs lounge. Mezzanine promenade. Water available at bar in inner lobby.
Downstairs Lounge and Mezzanine lobby.
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Occasional sign language interpreted performances are scheduled.
Visual Assistance
Folding Armrests
Transfer seats, plus one companion in orchestra, available for puchase in person or on the phone



Anyone lucky enough to see Glenn Close as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard at the Palace Theatre will have bragging rights for the rest of their lives. Returning to the role in Lonny Price's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, and Christopher Hampton's Tony-winning musical, Close delivers as if no time has gone by at all. Joined by a 40-piece orchestra that fills the ornate Palace to its highest balcony, we're privileged to witness theater history in the making.

Read More of the Theatermania Review
Yes, Hollywood’s most fatally narcissistic glamour girl, Norma Desmond, is back in town, in the pared-down revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Sunset Boulevard” that opened on Thursday night. It is a show that exists almost entirely to let its star blaze to her heart’s content. The light she casts is so dazzling, this seems an entirely sufficient reason to be.Miss Desmond is embodied by Glenn Close, the much-celebrated movie actress who won a Tony in the same part 22 years ago. And what was one of the great stage performances of the 20th century has been reinvented, in terms both larger and more intimate, that may well guarantee its status as one the great stage performances of this century, too.

Read More of the New York Times Review
In fact, there is something fitting, even satisfying about this less elaborate, modest incarnation — if modest is not too foolish a word for an economical event that still begins with a drowned corpse in the air, dresses Close in outrageous gold splendor by the original costume designer, Anthony Powell, and has a 40-piece orchestra onstage. The musical is presented here in the familiar Encores! style of semi-staged revivals by the English National Opera, directed by Lonny Price, and, surprisingly, feels less like a hokey entertainment straining for artistic importance than did the original. And Close, more than two decades later, is just as daring but less campy and even more touching as the aging movie queen made iconic by Gloria Swanson in Billy Wilder’s 1950 film. Always more of an actress than a singer, Close has a voice that now lets us feel the hollow depth of a desperately, grotesquely, undeniably poignant woman — aged out of diva prime.

Read More of the Newsday Review


What's It Like Conducting Broadway's Largest Orchestra?

Feb 15, 2017

Musical director Kristen Blodgette on her big role in 'Sunset Boulevard'