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Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess in PHANTOM tonight!

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Didn't see any other threads on this... Anybody going?
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Me! Can't wait
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Apparently Sierra is not doing every show so check the schedule!
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I went to the website to check his starting date and stumbled on her schedule. Glad I did as I want to see them together.
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I'm excited for them! Norm Lewis will be a nice change; can't wait to see them in June!

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I tried looking for one of those cheap seats in the last two rows but there was nothing cheaper than $70 for tonight, so I guess I'll try to go a different week. Report back everyone!
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Who played the Phantom and Christine last week since Hugh Panaro, Mary Michael Patterson and ??? left the previous weekend?
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"Apparently Sierra is not doing every show so check the schedule!"

Just like every other actress who plays Christine. It's hardly new or secret knowledge.
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I think only Hugh left last week. I was at the Thursday matinee, and it was Laird Mackintosh and Sara Jean Ford. But Patterson was still listed in the playbill as the main Christine.
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Ah, thanks. For some reason I thought Hugh, Marni Rabb (the name I forgot earlier) and Mary left at the same time.
Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
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This has just been posted on POTO's official Facebook page:

"Tonight! Not only do Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess join the cast, but there's a MAJOR addition to the score! Any guesses? We'll confirm in this space after tonight's performance. We think you'll be thoroughly delighted. And look forward to hearing from anyone experiencing it tonight and hereafter..."

Does anyone know what they are talking about?

Updated On: 5/12/14 at 08:37 PM
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"Learn to Be Lonely" added into the score just for Norm?
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Did it start at 7 or 8? I can't wait to hear reports!
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i'd be MAJORLY surprised and disappointing if they added Learn to be Lonely. Consensus is the wandering child trio as has been done in London since it opened
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I think it could be No One Would Listen.
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

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So excited to hear about this.
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"Learn to be Lonely" is "No One Would Listen," but with different words. If anyone has seen the outtakes from the 2004 movie (they're on some versions of the DVD and Blu-Ray), "No One Would Listen" is a lovely number. However, in my opinion, it wouldn't fit as well on stage, where the Phantom essentially remains a mystery -- the 2004 motion picture tells us much more about him than the stage musical does. The expanded version of the cemetery scene (as presented in the West End production) seems more likely.

BTW, Sierra is appearing at the weekday matinees, but not at the Saturday matinees. That is the reverse of the usual schedule. I bought a ticket awhile ago -- as soon as the new cast was announced -- for the Saturday, August 2nd matinee. When I read Sierra's schedule two weeks ago, I just about flipped out. Then, I got the bright idea to buy a seat for that night as well. Hopefully, they'll both be performing. My goal is to arrange an interview with Norm Lewis about the chemistry of working with different co-stars in one day, and then write a Broadway World article about it.

In fact, now that I'm retiring from my "day" job, I'm hoping to write articles about POTO -- maybe even a book. I have no idea how I got this obsessed with POTO, but what the heck -- we all have our "meshugas." (Yiddish for goofiness).

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Laird Mackintosh confirmed on Twitter, it's the "Wandering child" trio. :)
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How does that version go?
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
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it's what you hear on the london CD . never understood why that was cut so early on

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27199361@N08/ Phantom at the Royal Empire Theatre
Updated On: 5/12/14 at 10:13 PM
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I actually prefer the duet version, but I'm glad the Broadway version now matches the London one so audienes are seeing the same production.
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Thank you :)
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
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All we need now is for the Phantom to catch Christine during Music of the Night...or have they changed that back by now, too?
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^^Your wish is their command. According to audience members on Tumblr, the catch is back :)
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
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