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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norm Lewis To Host STARS IN THE ALLEY
May 05, 2014
Featuring Musical Performances From Over 20 Broadway Shows in Shubert Alley
STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will be hosted by star of stage and screen Norm Lewis, who takes over the legendary title role in Broadway’s record-breaking The Phantom of the Opera beginning May 12th.
Stars in the Alley will take place on Wednesday, May 21st from 11:00am-12:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards, the free outdoor concert in the heart of the Theatre District will celebrate Broadway with star appearances and exciting performances from over 20 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a live 12-piece orchestra.
Norm Lewis was last seen as Senator Edison Davis on the 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 and Bess.
Other Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Chicago, Amour,The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon and The Who’s Tommy. In London’s West End he has appeared inLes Misérables and Les Misérables: The 25th Anniversary Concert, which aired on PBS. Off-Broadway, Mr. Lewis has appeared in The Tempest (Public Theater), Dessa Rose (Drama Desk nomination, AUDELCO Award), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Drama League nomination), Captains Courageous and A New Brain, as well as Ragtime with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall. His regional credits include Porgy in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (A.R.T.), Ragtime, Dreamgirls (with Jennifer Holliday),First You Dream, Sweeney Todd and The Fantasticks. On film, he has appeared in Winter’s Tale, Sex and the City 2, Confidences and Preaching to the Choir. His additional television credits include “Blue Bloods,” “Winter’s Tale,” “Mystery Woman,” “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “Cosby” and “Strong Medicine.” He has released the solo recording Norm Lewis: This Is the Life! Learn more at normlewis.com.
“Hearing Norm Lewis sing and watching him perform is always an extraordinary experience, and I’m looking forward to seeing him host Broadway’s favorite block party in Shubert Alley!” says Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League. “Stars in the Alley is a festive way for the Broadway community and fans to enjoy the magic of Broadway as the calendar counts down to the eagerly anticipated Tony Awards ceremony in June.”
PARTICIPATING MUSICALS* INCLUDE:
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
The Bridges of Madison County
Bullets Over Broadway
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
If / Then
The Lion King
Motown The Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Rock of Ages
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
WITH ADDITIONAL APPEARANCES* FROM:
All the Way
Holler if Ya Hear Me
Mothers and Sons
Of Mice and Men
On the Town
*subject to change
More shows still to be announced!
Additional information can be found at StarsInTheAlley.com.
The Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 8, 2014. For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit TonyAwards.com.
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Stars in the Alley® is presented by United Airlines and produced by The Broadway League. Live music sponsored by the Music Performance Trust Fund. Official Hospitality partner is Junior’s Restaurant. Promotional partners include: Metro-North Railroad, Fresh 102.7, and NY Waterway. The official media partner is The New York Times.
United Airlines is the title sponsor of Stars in the Alley and the official airline of The Broadway League and The Tony Awards. â
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