Sunset Boulevard Closes With a Really Big Bang

Share: I’ve been going to the theater since I was 12 years old, but until recently I had never been to a final performance. Okay, for the many years I was a theater critic, I did attend some final performances—because the shows opened and then closed almost immediately. But this Sunday matinee of Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close was very, very different. First and foremost, it was an Event, a celebration of Glenn Close’s magnificent portrayal of Norma Desmond, the aging and delusional star of silent movies who believes she can–and should–return to the silver screen. Ms. Close sets...

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