- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) - The sun hasn’t yet set on Glenn Close in “Sunset Boulevard.”

Two decades after the show opened on Broadway, Close is to star in a London run of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical about a faded Hollywood star.

Close will play Norma Desmond for 43 performances at the English National Opera’s Coliseum theater starting April 1. The production will be “semi-staged,” with the opera’s orchestra onstage alongside the cast.

Close won a Tony Award in 1995 for the Broadway production of the musical, based on Billy Wilder’s 1950 film.

The London show, announced Tuesday, is a co-production between the English National Opera and the GradeLinnit Company. It will be Close’s first time on the London stage since she starred in “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the National Theatre in 2002.

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