The current production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Boulevard", directed by Jesse Cline and featuring Tony nominee Ann Crumb as Norma Desmond, is receiving critical acclaim from Philadelphia theatre critics.

The show, based on Billy Wilder's classic film noir, is all about a silent screen star desperate for a return to film glory. She believes a young screenwriter, Joe Gillis (Sean Thompson) is her ticket to recapturing her glory days. The score includes several show-stopping numbers including Norma's "With One Look" and "It's As If We Never Said Goodbye".

Neal Zoren, a theatre critic in the Philadelphia region who travels to Broadway and abroad frequently to London's West End, said "Ann Crumb's Norma Desmond is one of the finest and most exhilarating performances you will ever see--It's a work of art."
Of Cline's direction, he says the production highlight's Cline's "deftness as a director of the complex". 
You may read his entire review here: READ NEAL ZOREN'S REVIEW HERE

Dante Bevilacqua, of TICKET Magazine, says the show is a "masterstroke of artistic creativity". READ TICKET REVIEW HERE

Pati Buehler, critic for Broadway World Philadelphia, stated that "Crumb attacks the stage with attention-grabbing authority" and praises the director, orchestra, and set design as well. READ BROADWAY WORLD REVIEW HERE

Christina Perryman, of the DelcoNewsNetwork, says "Ann Crumb is riveting." She goes onto say that "Sean Thompson is charismatic as Joe". READ DELCONEWS REVIEW HERE

Henrik Eger, freelance theatre critic, posted his review here: READ ON PHINDIE

SUNSET BOULEVARD is at The Media Theatre through May 18. Call 610-891-0100 or visit 


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