Sunset Boulevard is the magnificent tale of Norma Desmond (played by Tony Award winner Alice Ripley), a faded silent-screen goddess living in her Sunset Boulevard mansion clinging to a fantasy that audiences still long for her, but in reality, they hardly remember her. When an impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, stumbles into her reclusive domain, she persuades him to help her work on her film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras again. Seduced by her and her luxurious lifestyle, he agrees. Entrapped in a claustrophobic existence, his love for another woman leads him to try and break free of Norma's web, but with dramatic consequences. Based on the film by Billy Wilder, Sunset Boulevard features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. The Tony Award-winning masterwork is packed with lush and swelling songs including "With One Look," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "Sunset Boulevard," and "Perfect Year."