THEATER: As If We Never Said Goodbye

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard has finally arrived on Broadway. Like Cats and Phantom, it may not ever leave

FEW SHOWS HAVE ARRIVED ON Broadway hauling as much excess baggage as Sunset Boulevard, the Andrew Lloyd Webber megamusical based on the Billy Wilder film that opened last week. Having already conquered London and Los Angeles, Sunset has generated enormous expectations -- reflected in a record advance sale of $38 million. There's been backstage drama aplenty, as the mercurial composer sacked not one but two leading ladies, and snubbed New York by opening the $13 million American production in Los Angeles last year. No doubt, legions of Lloyd Webber haters would love to see the infuriatingly successful British interloper have another...

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