Sunset Boulevard (Regent Theatre)

Run date: 1996
Theater: Regent Theatre (Melbourne, Australia)

Cast: Debra Byrne (Norma Desmond), Hugh Jackman (Joe Gillis), Norbert Lamia (Max von Mayerling), Catherine Porter (Betty Schaefer), Clive Hearne (Cecil B DeMille), Tim Beveridge (Artie Green)

Libretti by: Christopher Hampton, Don Black
Lyrics by: Christopher Hampton, Don Black
Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed by: Trevor Nunn
Choreographed by: [UNKNOWN]

Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the 1950 film of the same title, the plot revolves around Norma Desmond, a faded star of the silent screen era, living in the past in her decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street. When young screenwriter Joe Gillis accidentally crosses her path, she sees in him an opportunity to make her comeback to the big screen. Romance and tragedy follow.

» Act One

01. Overture/ I Guess It Was 5AM *
02. Let’s Have Lunch *
03. Every Movie’s A Circus *
04. Car Chase
05. At The House On Sunset *
06. Surrender
07. With One Look
08. Salome *
09. Greatest Star Of All
10. Every Movie’s A Circus (Reprise) *
11. Girl Meets Boy *
12. Back At The House On Sunset *
13. New Ways To Dream *
14. Completion Of The Script *
15. The Lady’s Paying *
16. New Year’s Eve *
17. The Perfect Year *
18. This Time Next Year *
19. New Year’s Eve (Back At The House On Sunset) *

» Act Two

01. Entr’acte
02. Sunset Boulevard *
03. There’s Been A Call (Perfect Year) (Reprise)
04. Journey To Paramount *
05. As If We Never Said Goodbye
06. Paramount Conversations *
07. Surrender (Reprise)
08. Girl Mets Boy (Reprise)
09. Eternal Youth Is Worth A Little Suffering
10. Who’s Betty Schaefer? *
11. Betty’s Office At Paramount *
12. Too Much In Love To Car *
13. New Ways To Dream (Reprise)
14. The Phone Call
15. The Final Scene *

An asterisk (*) denotes a song featuring Hugh.

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