Glenn Close Reprising Sunset Boulevard Role On Broadway

  • 25 October 2016

The Fatal Attraction star originated the part in the 1994 Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical and she will return to the stage at Broadway's Palace Theatre for a limited 16-week run beginning in February (17).

Earlier this year (16), the 69-year-old made her West End debut at the English National Opera in the stageshow, based on Billy Wilder's 1950 film.

The Broadway show will be directed by Lonny Price.

"Working with Glenn on this role was a real joy for me - primarily because Glenn was uninterested in a re-creation," Price tells Playbill.com. "She was, in fact, dead set on exploring what Norma and Sunset mean to her now, in 2016. I'm very excited New York audiences will get to experience this new and thrilling interpretation of this iconic role. To say nothing of a 40-piece orchestra playing what I think is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's very best!"

"Seeing Glenn Close revisit her Tony Award-winning performance in London's West End was a transcendent experience for us both," a joint statement from producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner reads. "We wouldn't have thought it possible, but Glenn's masterful performance is even richer and more layered than before. And hearing the sweeping, breathtaking score performed by a 40-piece orchestra only solidified why Andrew Lloyd Webber is a living legend."

In 1995, Glenn was feted with a Tony Award for the role and the production picked up an additional six Tony Awards, including Best Musical.