Norm Lewis, Andre De Shields, Larry Marshall, Adrian Bailey
Live the Dream at Carnegie Hall Tonight
Norm Lewis, Chapman Roberts and David H. Greer present The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream June 23 at 8 PM in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.
Performers for the black-tie event are scheduled to include Chapman Roberts, Norm Lewis,
Andre De Shields, James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, Larry Marshall, Kevin Ramsey, Glenn Turner, Doug Eskew, Milton Craig Neeley, Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, Ben Harney, Adrian Bailey, Marcus Naylor, Leotis Clyburn, Branden Cook, Brandon Bain, Avon Long, David Helper, Raun Ruffin, Jason Cook, Lee Summers, Richard E. Waits, Stanley Hopkins, Claude Jay, Forest Ray, Keith David, Rob "Ike" Barnes, Bobby Harden, Obba Babatunde, Kirk Taylor, Wilkie Ferguson, Lacy Darryl Phillips, Clent Bowers, Avon Marshall, Scott J. Foster, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kenneth Kamal Scott, Raymond Patterson, D'Ambrose Boyd, Ken Ard, Thom Scott, C.E. Smith, Johnathan Lee Iverson, Torrence Bristow, Jayson Kolbicz and Clifton Davis as well as dancers Derek Grant, Bakaari Wilder, Jason Samuel Smith, Joseph Web, Dule Hill, Vincent Bingham, Omar Edwards and Alde Lewis.
Read the Playbill feature: How Norm Lewis Was Inspired to Present . Black Stars Of The Great White Way
Lewis also shared his favorite performances by fellow black actors as part of Playbill.com's Their Favorite Things.
Musicians include Frank Owens, David Alan Bunn, William Foster McDaniel, Kenny Seymour, Julius Williams, Abdul Hamid Royal, Sipho Kunene, Buddy Williams, Clyde Bullard, Keith Robinson and Van Gibbs.
This all-male tribute, according to press notes, "honors jazz musicians
Eubie Blake, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, and Paul Robeson. The concert celebrates the artists’ successes at Carnegie Hall, Broadway, television, and the international touring circuit, as well as in the recording and film industries."
Honorees also include
Geoffrey Holder, Louis Johnson, Stephen Byrd, Harold Wheeler, Noble Sissle, Larry Hamlin, Berry Gordy, Luther Henderson, Donald McKayle and Robert Guillaume.
Attendees can expect song-and-dance numbers from
Motown, The Lion King, Dreamgirls, Five Guys Named Moe, Ain't Misbehavin’ and Porgy and Bess.
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Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,”
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