About this event
Performances run from Feb. 1-8, 2023; visit website for more showtimes.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton
Based on the Billy Wilder film
“Everything is as if we never said goodbye…”
Alone in her Hollywood mansion with little more than celluloid memories, former silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond remains what she has always been: the greatest star of all. For Broadway Center Stage, Tony®-winning powerhouse Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show, Falsettos, Wicked) takes on the iconic role. Based on the 1950 film noir, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning masterpiece weaves a compelling tale of romance, obsession, and faded glory.
Block is joined by Tony Award® nominee Derek Klena (Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge! The Musical) as Joe Gillis, Auli‘i Cravalho (Moana, Rise, The Little Mermaid Live!) as Betty Schaefer, and internationally renowned Grammy Award®–winning baritone Nathan Gunn as Max von Mayerling.
This new production from the Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed Broadway Center Stage series will be directed by Sammi Cannold (Evita at New York City Center, Ragtime on Ellis Island), with choreography by Emily Maltby (For You Paige: A TikTok Musical, Evita at New York City Center) and music direction by Ben Cohn (Dear Evan Hansen). Tyrone L. Robinson (the Kennedy Center’s Show Way) will be the Associate Director. The lush score will be performed onstage by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.
Casting by JZ Casting
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Orchestrations by David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber
Original Production by The Really Useful Group Ltd.