Today (2nd November) Glenn Close visited the ENO’s London Coliseum where she will reprise her performance as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard next year. Check out images below (click picture to enlarge).
The musical has book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton who were also in attendance. Music is by Andrew Lloyd Webber who is currently in New York working on his musical adaptation of The School of Rock.
Lonny Price is directing the production which plays a strictly limited run of 43 performances at ENO’s London Coliseum from 1st April 2016. The full ENO orchestra will appear on stage alongside the cast in this semi-staged production. Further casting is to be announced.
Close, making her West End debut as well as her first reprisal of the role for UK audiences, plays faded silent movie star Norma Desmond, for which she has previously won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award for the Broadway production directed by Trevor Nunn.
Photo Credit: Richard Hubert Smith