Sunset Boulevard announces Broadway transfer with Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger in Sunset Boulevard

Nicole Scherzinger is set to bring her widely praised performance as Norma Desmond to Broadway in Jamie Lloyd’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard.

Based on the book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, and inspired by the classic Billy Wilder film, the revival will open at St. James Theatre.

Preview performances begin Saturday, September 28 ahead of a Sunday, October 20 opening night. A ticket pre-sale will be available here from 2 April.

Nicole Scherzinger will be joined by her London co-stars, including Tom Francis as Joe Gillis, Grace Hodgett-Young in the role of Betty Schaefer, and Olivier Award winner David Thaxton playing Max Von Mayerling.

Alongside the transfer, a cast recording has also been announced.

The Jamie Lloyd Company’s production initially debuted in London in September, quickly capturing global attention.

The creative team for Sunset Boulevard includes Soutra Gilmour (set and costume design), Fabian Aloise (choreography), Alan Williams (music supervisor and musical director), Jack Knowles (lighting design), Adam Fisher (sound design), Nathan Amzi and Joe Ransom (video design and cinematography), Jim Carnahan CSA and Jason Thinger CSA (U.S. casting director), and Stuart Burt CDG (U.K. casting director). 101 Productions, Ltd. serves as the General Manager for Sunset Boulevard.

Haunted by her memories and dreams, movie star Norma Desmond yearns to return to the big screen. A struggling screenwriter who can’t sell his scripts to the Hollywood studios may be her only hope, until their dangerous and compelling relationship leads to disastrous circumstances.

Drenched in champagne and cynicism, Sunset Boulevard scrutinizes the ambitions and frustrations of its characters and their intoxicating need for fame and adoration.

Dates, theater location, and additional casting for the Broadway run of Sunset Boulevard will be announced shortly. Sign up at

Sunset Boulevard is produced by The Jamie Lloyd Company, Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Michael Harrison for Lloyd Webber Harrison Musicals, and Gavin Kalin Productions, in arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd and based on the original Paramount film by Billy Wilder.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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