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Porgy and Bess star Norm Lewis has landed the role of Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera!
This is huge because the Tony-nominated actor will be the first ever black actor to play the part ever, when it opens on May 12th.
Lewis was just as excited as us, and said:
"First, I love the show. Second, to set a precedent."
Exactly! We couldn’t have said it better! And don’t worry about him forgetting the words because Norm said he’s been warming up with the tunes all along!
Ahhh! This is such a great Broadway moment and we have total confidence that Mr. Lewis will be one of the best Phantoms ever!
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