Norm Lewis News

Ryan Silverman, Robert Joy and More Will Join Erin Davie and Emily Padgett in SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced complete casting for its production of Side Show that runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from June 14 to July 13, 2014. Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis will serve as musical director and arranger and will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. The Kennedy Center production of Side Show is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. Press opening night is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Terrence Mann on Directing LES MISERABLES
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 21, 2014

Terrence Mann, director of the recent production of LES MISERABLES at Western Carolina University, reflects on Javert directing Javert, on listening to people audition in front of him with 'Stars,' and on collegiate versus professional productions (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2014

Broadway's biggest stars gathered at the Circle in the Square Theatre yesterday for opening night of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and directed by Lonny Price. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's guests before the curtain went up, and below, you can check out interviews with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norm Lewis, Will Swenson, Nikki M. James, Jason Robert Brown, Billy Porter and more! (more...)

Scott Alan's 'Anything Worth Holding On To' EP Gets May 6 Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Scott Alan has just announced that he will soon release a digital EP titled 'Anything Worth Holding on To'. The album, which will include songs written and performed by Alan, will be released on May 6. The track listing is as follows: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PHANTOM's Norm Lewis Is 'Person of the Week' on ABC World News!
by Stage Tube - Apr 04, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera, now in its 26th year on Broadway, will welcome former 'LITTLE MERMAID' co-stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to the cast on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. Lewis is already hard at work preparing for his new role, and ABC World News just featured him as its 'Person of the Week'. Check out the interview below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Carnegie Hall's GUYS AND DOLLS After Party with Sierra Boggess, Patrick Wilson, Andrew Lloyd Webber & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 04, 2014

Carnegie Hall's gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls was held last night, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. The cast featured Nathan Lane as Nathan Detroit; Patrick Wilson as Sky Masterson; Sierra Boggess as Sarah Brown; Megan Mullally as Miss Adelaide;John Bolton as Angie the Ox; Robert Clohessy as Lieutenant Brannigan; Colman Domingo as Rusty Charlie; John Treacy Egan as Nicely-Nicely Johnson; Christopher Fitzgerald as Benny Southstreet; Steve Schirripa as Big Jule; Lee Wilkofas Harry the Horse; Len Cariou as Arvide Abernathy; and Judy Kaye as General Matilda B. Cartwright. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek inside the after party! (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Norm Lewis Prep for PHANTOM Debut!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

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! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis Practices for His Debut in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with Andrew Lloyd Webber!
by Stage Tube - Apr 03, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera, now in its 26th year on Broadway, will welcome former 'LITTLE MERMAID' co-stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to the cast on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. Lewis is already hard at work preparing for his new role, and below you can check out a special practice session with Andrew Lloyd Webebr himself. Click below for a preview of 'Music of the Night.' (more...)

BWW TV: Go Backstage at BC/EFA's Record-Breaking BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2014!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2014

Broadway's best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards on Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. In the video below, go backstage with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge as he chats with some of the evening's participants, including: Norm Lewis, Julie White, Kyle Dean Massey, and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hear His Song Take Flight! Norm Lewis Previews 'Music of the Night' from PHANTOM!
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2014

Norm Lewis Tweeted today a clip of himself singing part of 'The Music of the Night' from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, in which he will star beginning this May. Click below to watch the performance, which comes from tonight's interview with ABC World News' Diane Sawyer! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, March 28, 2014 - Sutton Foster, Neil Patrick Harris and Idina Menzel Hit Broadway!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 28, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: VIOLET and HEDWIG begin performances, and IF/THEN opens on Broadway! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2014 - Epic Moments, Romance, Comedy and All the Rest!
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2014

Broadway's best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards on Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Click below to watch highlights from the show, featuring all the epic performances, love and romance, stirring solos and funny moments! (more...)

Official: Norm Lewis to Star in Industry Reading of MANDELA: A NEW MUSICAL, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Norm Lewis - the Tony Award nominated leading man who will soon make history as the first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway- will play the title role in a special industry reading of Mandela: A New Musical with book, music and lyrics by Steven M. Fisher on Monday, March 31 at 3:00 PM. It will be directed by David Glenn Armstrong with Music Direction by Micah Young. (more...)

BROADWAY BACKWARDS Hits New Record With Over $423,000 Raised for BC/EFA and The Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Broadway's best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards on Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Ninth Annual BROADWAY BACKWARDS Benefit!
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 25, 2014

The ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards, a one-night-only performance produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York, took place last night. This year's special event featured the talents of Michael Berresse (Kiss Me, Kate; A Chorus Line), Tony winner Beth Leavel (Elf, The Drowsy Chaperone), Tony winner Debra Monk (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, TV's 'Girls'), Ken Page (Ain't Misbehavin', Cats), Tony winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Tony nominee Andrew Rannells(The Book of Mormon, TV's 'Girls'), Tony nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, TV's 'Johnny and the Sprites.'), and more This year's edition of Broadway Backwards (#bwaybackwards) was held at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W 45th Street, NYC), current home to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. BroadwayWorld was there for the after party festivities and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's New Leads- Sierra Boggess & Norm Lewis!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2014

BroadwayWorld broke the news last week that The Phantom of the Opera, now in its 26th year on Broadway, will welcome former 'LITTLE MERMAID' co-stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to the cast on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. Both of the show's new stars were at the opening night for Les Miserables yesterday, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge got to chat with them about their big news! (more...)

Twitter Watch: Sierra Boggess Previews Norm Lewis' New PHANTOM Look!
by BWW Staff - Mar 24, 2014

On Twitter, Sierra Boggess, who will soon return to Broadway as 'Christine' in The Phantom of the Opera, met up with her future costar Norm Lewis at the opening night of Les Miserables and had this to say @sierraboggess: Look who I found!!!!! @normlewis777 (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside LES MISERABLES' Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's new production ofAlain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables opened last night, Sunday, March 23 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. The cast of the new LES MIZ features Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson as Javert; Caissie Levy as Fantine; Nikki M. James as Eponine; Andy Mientus as Marius; Samantha Hill as Cosette; acclaimed Canadian actor Cliff Saunders as Thenardier; Tony Award nominee Keala Settle as Madame Thenardier and Kyle Scatliffe, as the revolutionary Enjolras. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can catch full coverage from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, March 24, 2014 - MOTHERS AND SONS, BROADWAY BACKWARDS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 24, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: MOTHERS AND SONS opens tonight, Block, Groff, Lewis, Rannells and more join forces for BROADWAY BACKWARDS and more! (more...)

From Dastardly to Demure, Resolute to Revolutionary, BWW Profiles LES MISERABLES' Standout Roles
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2014

In honor of Les Miserables' opening tonight, BroadwayWord brings you the actors who've taken on the many complex and vocally challenging roles of Victor Hugo's world, from the unscrupulous Thenardiers to innocent Cosette, or principled Javert against the compassionate and strong-willed Jean Valjean. From Fantine and Eponine, unfortunate in life and romance, to Enjolras and Marius, the fiery young leaders of the French Revolution. (more...)

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