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Read what the press said about the original New York production of Sunset Boulevard.

“It’s here and it’s a stunner! Scored with some of Lloyd Webber’s loveliest melodies and designed with an extravagance of mind. The lyrics are witty, funny and genuinely poetic. In adapting the Wilder work, they have created something original, as moving as it is grotesque. There shouldn’t be a dry eye even in the lobby.”
Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“A glorious, grandiose production. The eye-popping starts the minute the curtain rises. Lloyd Webber’s music is as lushly melodic as anything he’s written. Alice Ripley shines in the role of Betty Schaefer.”
Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

“Rest assured, the sun will not set on Sunset for many a season. The performances are all excellent. It’s extravagant. It’s spectacular. Go and enjoy.”
Clive Barnes, New York Post

“The show’s a hit. Lloyd Webber’s most shamelessly and artfully constructed score. It offers two of Lloyd Webber’s best songs in ‘With One Look’ and ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye.’ Director Trevor Nunn and designer John Napier, the Cats team, have fashioned one coup de theatre after another. Radiant.”
Michael Walsh, Time Magazine

“Wonderfully entertaining. Lloyd Webber and his colleagues have reinvented the movie as a romantic musical spectacle. It’s a show that, like Phantom, demands his floridly romantic music. The show is visually magnificent. Grandeur is designer John Napier’s signature, but he also has a breathtaking imagination. Sunset Boulevard has become a celebration of the outsized glory of Hollywood.”
Robert Feldberg, The Record

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