NEWS & REVIEWS
ONE OF THE GREAT STAGE PERFORMANCES OF THIS CENTURY!
Yes, Hollywood’s most fatally narcissistic glamour girl, Norma Desmond, is back in town. The light Glenn Close casts is so dazzling. Ms. Close is even better than when I first saw her — more fragile and more frightening, more seriously comic and tragic. The audacity of this performance is matched by its veracity — his is grand gesture acting of a singularly sophisticated and disciplined order, one of those rare instances in which more is truly more. YOU HAVE TO – AND I MEAN HAVE TO – SEE IT IN PERSON!
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
WITH ONE LOOK, GLENN CLOSE BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE!
A performance gutsier and more gripping than ever. IT LEAVES YOU THUNDERSTRUCK.
Your heart somehow sinks and beats faster all at once.
– Peter Marks, The Washington Post
THE APPLAUSE ECHOES LONG AFTER THE CURTAIN FALLS!
Glenn Close, swaddled in a shimmering swathes of silk and diamanté and velvet brocade, acknowledges the decades of high camp baked into Desmond’s glittery delusions. But even as she plays them for laughs, she digs for the pathos too. Whether begging her recalcitrant lover not to leave or drawing out the money notes from Lloyd Webber’s lavish score, she takes care to keep her hands cupped around the tender flame of humanity that still flickers somewhere beneath all the brittle melodrama. Her masterful portrayal also delivers the one thing poor nutty Norma most craves: An adoring, utterly captivated audience, and applause that echoes long after the curtain falls.
– Entertainment Weekly
ONE OF THOSE ‘MUST SEE’ PERFORMANCES THAT COME AROUND EVERY DECADE OR SO!
Glenn Close delivers a bona fide, pull-out-the-stops star performance guaranteed to make you surrender!
– Roma Torre, NY1
GLENN CLOSE IS BREATHTAKING!
The temptation is to see Norma Desmond as a sacred monster, but in Close’s hands she becomes a victim of her own delusions. She treats her character not as a grotesque harpy but as a real woman who lives in a remembered past, delivering the big lines not with a camp flourish but as if they were sincerely felt.
– The London Guardian
A TRIUMPH! MAJESTIC, MESMERIZING AND TEASINGLY SEDUCTIVE!
– The Evening Standard
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S GLORIOUS THRILL A MINUTE MUSICAL
bristles with lush, brooding songs apt to nestle inside your head and keep you awake at night in tormented ecstasy. GLENN CLOSE’s triumphant performance makes you feel the shock of Sunset Boulevard as if for the first time!
–The London Telegraph