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Broadway’s Elizabeth Ward Land to star in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ at the Mac-Haydn

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    James Zannelli, Elizabeth Ward Land & Pat Moran
June 20, 2019 05:15 am

CHATHAM — The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Sunset Boulevard,” running June 20 through June 30.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning, awe-inspiring masterwork comes to the Mac-Haydn stage to dazzle audiences. Based on the hit 1950 film, this stunning score brings the tragic Norma Desmond to life as she stages her comeback. With the help of down-and-out screenwriter Joe Gillis, the stage is set for romance, jealousy, mystery and tragedy. With hit songs like “With One Look” and “As if We Never Said Goodbye,” “Sunset Boulevard” is ready for its closeup.

Broadway’s Elizabeth Ward Land makes her Mac-Haydn debut in the iconic role of Norma Desmond. Her Broadway credits include “Amazing Grace,” “Scandalous,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “Memphis,” “City of Angels” and “Passion.”

James Zannelli makes his Mac-Haydn debut as Max Von Mayerling. Zannelli was featured on the 25th anniversary touring production of “Les Miserables” as the Bishop of Digne, and his regional credits include “Ragtime” (Tateh, Gallery Players), “Les Miserables” (Javert, Phoenix Theatre) and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (Frollo, White Plains PAC).

Returning to the Mac for his third season, Pat Moran takes on the role of Joe Gillis. Moran has been featured in previous Mac-Haydn productions such as “Cabaret” (Emcee), “Chicago” (Billy Flynn) and “Into the Woods” (Cinderella’s Prince).

Rachel Pantazis continues her debut season at the Mac-Haydn as Betty Schaefer. Previous roles include Ulla in “The Producers” (Seacoast Repertory Theatre), Vicki in “The Full Monty” (Patrick Dorow Productions), 2018 Home for the Holidays tour (Interlakes Theatre), Missy in “The Marvelous Wonderettes” (Seacoast Repertory Theatre), Vi in “The Buddy Holly Story” (Hackmatack Playhouse), and “June in Musical of Musicals the Musical” (Little Church Theater).

“Sunset Boulevard” is directed by John Saunders, choreographed by Ashley DeLane Burger, and music directed by David Maglione, with costume design by Jimm Halliday, props by Joshua Gallagher, sound design by Corbin White and scenic design by Erin Kiernan.