Glenn Close Dominates the Stage in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Musical

Glenn Close Dominates the Stage in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Musical

The strongest memories of the first production of Sunset Boulevard, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the classic 1950 Billy Wilder movie, are of the huge John Napier sets. In the musical, as in the movie, Gilles is a down on his luck screenwriter who, while running from collection agents, turns into Desmond’s driveway, where he is met by Desmond’s chauffeur, protector and ex-husband, the great director Max Von Mayerling (Fred Johanson).

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