Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard Announces Cast Recording, Broadway Theatre, and Dates

As announced in January, Jamie Lloyd’s highly acclaimed West End revival of Sunset Boulevard starring Nicole Scherzinger is heading to Broadway this year and further details have now been revealed. The Broadway production will play the St. James Theatre this fall, with performances set to begin September 28, 2024, ahead of an official opening night on October 20, 2024.

It was also announced today that a cast recording, recorded live at London’s Savoy Theatre, will be released to concide with the revivial’s New York arrival. SUNSET BLVD: THE ALBUM, set for global release via The Other Songs, features the London cast led by Scherzinger and will be available this October.

Members of the Sunset Boulevard Priority List will have access to presale tickets starting April 2 at 10 a.m. EST through Tuesday, April 9 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public starting April 10 at 10 a.m. EST.

The production, which features book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, based on the Paramount Pictures film directed by Billy Wilder, recently received 11 Olivier Award nominations including Best Musical Revival, has won Evening Standard Awards for Lloyd and Scherzinger as well as seven WhatsOnStage Awards.

Nicole Scherzinger in Sunset Boulevard. Photo by Marc Brenner.
Nicole Scherzinger in Sunset Boulevard. Photo by Marc Brenner.

Joining Scherzinger on Broadway will be her acclaimed London co-stars, all of whom received Olivier Award nominations for their performances, Tom Francis as Joe Gillis, Grace Hodgett-Young as Betty Schaefer, and Olivier Award winner David Thaxton as Max Von Mayerling.

Director Jamie Lloyd said, “I was extremely humbled by the amazing enthusiasm of our West End audiences and am thrilled we get to bring this production to Broadway. When we recorded the album live on the stage of the Savoy in London, I was once again overwhelmed by the depth and power of Nicole Scherzinger’s performance — these iconic songs have never been sung like this before. Having the exceptional Tom Francis, Grace Hodgett-Young, and David Thaxton join Nicole at the St. James Theatre will be an unforgettable experience.”

“It has truly been a lifelong dream of mine to perform on Broadway,” said Nicole Scherzinger. So, to be bringing this iconic production to NYC with my London co-stars and our cutting-edge director Jamie Lloyd is a pinnacle moment for me in my career.”

Haunted by her memories and dreams, movie star Norma Desmond (Scherzinger) yearns to return to the big screen. A struggling screenwriter (Francis) who can’t sell his scripts to the Hollywood studios may be her only hope, until their dangerous and compelling relationship leads to disastrous circumstances. Drenched in champagne and cynicism, Sunset Boulevard scrutinizes the ambitions and frustrations of its characters and their intoxicating need for fame and adoration.

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