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Photo Flash: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Norm Lewis Prep for PHANTOM Debut!

An historic moment: Broadway star Norm Lewis and award-winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber met for the first time on stage at The Phantom of the Opera at The Majestic Theatre, yesterday, April 3, 2014. Lewis will make history on May 12, 2014 when he becomes the first African-American performer to assume the title role in the composer's legendary musical. PHANTOM is the longest-running musical in Broadway history; worldwide, it is the highest-grossing theatrical production of all time.

Check out photos from the special event below!

Lewis most recently starred in A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, a celebration of songs of Stephen Sondheimpresented by City Center Encores! and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Norm was last seen as Senator Edison Davis on the hit ABC drama, "Scandal." He recently received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance as Porgy in the Broadway production of The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess.

Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

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