Christine Sherrill has ‘New Ways to Dream’ as Norma Desmond in Drury Lane’s “Sunset Boulevard” Before I begin to discuss Drury Lane’s disappointingly dreary production of Sunset Boulevard, let me set the stage. Sunset Boulevard, the Andrew Lloyd Webber megamusical based on the groundbreaking 1950 Billy Wilder film about a faded silent film star, Norma… Read More HuffPo Review: Despite an excellent Norma Desmond, a dreary ‘Sunset’ at Drury Lane
After months of speculating and rumor, Drury Lane has finally cast its Norma Desmond for their upcoming production of Sunset Boulevard. (In fact, I heard from multiple sources that Tony winner Christine Ebersole had seriously been considered — could you imagine?) After some internet digging, I see that another Christine has been cast as the… Read More Drury Lane’s ‘Sunset Boulevard’ gets its Norma Desmond
Drury Lane Oakbrook loves its diva shows. In 2010, they did Funny Girl (my review here), and they’ll close out their 2011-2012 season with Gypsy (casting still to be announced). And now, this near-Broadway-quality suburban theatre has announced its upcoming season, and it includes a host of shows inspired by movies, including Hairspray, Promises, Promises… Read More Drury Lane to take on ‘Sunset Boulevard’ in 2013 — let the casting rumors begin!