PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Pippin's Ariana DeBose and Benjamin Rauhala Pick Performances That Defy "Type"
07 Aug 2014
Norm Lewis in The Phantom of the Opera. Broadway favorite Norm Lewis made a splash on Broadway this spring when he stepped into the role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's mega-musical The Phantom of the Opera — a role most often played by Caucasian tenors. One of Broadway's most beloved baritones has made a tradition of defying type — starring as Javert in Les Misérables and as King Triton in The Little Mermaid. This, however, may be his largest and most groundbreaking casting thus far.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!