Palace Theatre, (2/09/2017 - 6/25/2017)

First Preview: Feb 02, 2017
Opening Date: Feb 09, 2017
Closing Date: Jun 25, 2017
Total Previews: 7
Total Performances: 138

Category: Musical, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Los Angeles. 1949-50.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Stewart F. Lane and James L. Nederlander

Produced by Paul Blake & Mike Bosner, Michael Linnit, Michael Grade, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard A. Smith, Gate Ventures PLC, James L. Nederlander, Stewart Lane/Bonnie Comley, AC Orange Entertainment LTD, Terry Schnuck, Len Blavatnik, Daryl Roth, Shorenstein Hays-Nederlander, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue/Walter Schmidt and Levine; Produced by arrangement with Really Useful Group

Originally produced by The English National Opera

Book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton; Based on the film by Billy Wilder; Musical Director: Kristen Blodgette; Music orchestrated by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber; Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements: David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed by Lonny Price; Choreographed by Stephen Mear; Associate Director: Matt Cowart

Scenic Design by James Noone; Costume Design by Tracy Christensen; Lighting Design by Mark Henderson; Sound Design by Mick Potter; Original Glenn Close Costume Designs: Anthony Powell; Glenn Close Wig Design: Andrew Simonin; Glenn Close's Makeup Design: Charlotte Hayward; Hair and Wig Design by Dave Bova and J. Jared Janas; Makeup Design by Dave Bova and J. Jared Janas; Associate Costume Design: Abby Hahn; Associate Lighting Design: Travis McHale; Associate Sound Design: Adam Fisher; Associate Wig Design: Brittany Hartman

General Manager: The Charlotte Wilcox Company and Matthew W. Krawiec; Executive Producer: Johnny Hon; Company Manager: Penny Daulton

Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Timothy R. Semon; Stage Manager: Matthew Lacey

Musical Supervisor: Kristen Blodgette; Musical Coordinator: David Lai; Conducted by Kristen Blodgette; Keyboard 1: Michael Patrick Walker; Keyboard 2: Dale Rieling; Concert Master: Kelly Hall-Tompkins; First Violin: Katherine Livolsi-Landau, Karl Kawahara, Victoria Paterson, Sebu Sirinian and Svetlana Tsoneva; Second Violin: Mineko Yajima, Elizabeth Nielsen, Louise Owen, Rena Isbin and Patricia Davis; Viola: David Creswell, Mark Holloway, Richard Brice and Jennifer Herman; Cello: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Robert Burkhart and Emily Brausa; Bass/Electric Bass Peter Donovan; Bass: Lisa Stokes; Flute/Alto Flute: Liz Mann; Flute/Piccolo: Kathleen Nester; Oboe/Cor Anglais: Julia DeRosa; Clarinet: Todd Palmer; Clarinet 2/Tenor Saxophone: Rob Jacoby; Bass Clarinet/Alto Saxophone 1: Andrew Sterman; Bassoon 1: Damian Primis; Bassoon 2: Cynde Iverson; Horn 1: Mike Atkinson; Horn 2: Will de Vos; Trumpet/Piccolo: John Chudoba; Trumpet 2: Alex Holton; Trombone: Mark Patterson; Bass Trombone: Jeremy Morrow; Harp: Grace Paradise; Guitar: Nate Brown; Drums: Michael Croiter; Percussion: Daniel Haskins; Synthesizer Programmer: Stuart Andrews; Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation and Adriana Grace

Casting: David Grindrod CDG, Tara Rubin, C.S.A. and Eric Woodall, CSA; Press Representative: DKC/O&M; Advertising, Marketing, Insights and Content and Community: Serino Coyne; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet and Christian Kelly-Sordelet; Dance Captain: Barry Busby; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Glenn CloseNorma Desmond
Siobhan Dillon
Broadway debut
Betty Schaeffer
Fred Johanson
Broadway debut
Max von Mayerling
Michael Xavier
Broadway debut
Joe Gillis
Nancy AndersonEnsemble
Mackenzie BellEnsemble
Preston Truman BoydArtie Green
Barry BusbyEnsemble
Britney Coleman
Broadway debut
Julian R. DeckerEnsemble
Anissa FelixEnsemble
Drew FosterEnsemble
David HessEnsemble
Brittney JohnsonEnsemble
Katie Ladner
Broadway debut
Stephanie MartignettiEnsemble
Lauralyn McClellandEnsemble
T. Oliver ReidEnsemble
Lance RobertsEnsemble
Stephanie RothenbergEnsemble
Graham RowatEnsemble
Paul SchoefflerCecil B. DeMille
Andy TaylorSheldrake
Sean Thompson
Broadway debut
Matt WallEnsemble
Jim WaltonManfred

Swings: Mackenzie Bell and Barry Busby

Understudies: Nancy Anderson (Norma Desmond), Barry Busby (Artie Green), Britney Coleman (Betty Schaeffer), David Hess (Cecil B. DeMille), T. Oliver Reid (Manfred, Sheldrake), Paul Schoeffler (Max von Mayerling) and Sean Thompson (Joe Gillis)

Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Award

 2017 Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical [nominee] 

Mark Henderson


Let Me Have You Back
Let's Have Lunch
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Betty's Pitch
Car Chase
No More Wars
Once Upon a Time
With One Look
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
The Greatest Star Of All
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Schwab's Drugstore
Girl Meets Boy
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
I Started Work
New Ways to Dream
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
The Lady's Paying
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
New Year Tango
The Perfect Year
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
I Had to Get Out
This Time Next Year
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Auld Lang Syne
Sunset Boulevard
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
There's Been a Call
It Took Her Three Days
Norma in the Studio
As If We Never Said Goodbye
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Paramount Conversations
Was That Really Norma Desmond?
Girl Meets Boy (Reprise)
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
A Little Suffering
I Should Have Stayed There
Too Much In Love To Care
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
New Ways to Dream (Reprise)
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
The Phone Call
What's Going On, Joe?

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Palace Theatre

(2/9/2017 - 6/25/2017)
Clarinet 2/Tenor Saxophone: John Winder; Bass Clarinet/Alto Saxophone 1: Rob Jacoby; Trumpet/Piccolo: CJ Camerieri; Musician: Martin Agee(Jun 20, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017).

Understudies: David Hess (Max von Mayerling), Stephanie Martignetti (Betty Schaeffer), Matt Wall (Joe Gillis).

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