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‘Porgy’ in store for local boy Norm Lewis

Congratulations to Eatonville’s own Norm Lewis, the Broadway actor who just wowed audiences as Javert in the London concert staging of Les Miserables. (It’s been on PBS a lot lately — look for it.)

Norm is playing Porgy opposite Audra McDonald’s Bess in American Repertory Theatre’s revival of Porgy and Bess, to open in mid-August in Cambridge, Mass.

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A rousing return to ‘Les Mis’

(Caution: A spoiler or two below:)

It’s not often that the people around you in a movie theater applaud at the end of the show.

It’s even less often that the people around you in a movie theater find themselves applauding at the end of a musical number. And you’re among them. Again and again and again. I mean, the actors and musicians on the screen are not there to hear you. But somehow it feels right all the same.

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‘Les Mis’ concert film to be screened Wednesday night

I’m sure I’m not the only one looking forward to seeing yet another version of Les Misérables — this time a film of the London cast’s 25th-anniversary concert, featuring Eatonville’s own Norm Lewis (left) as Javert and Lea Salonga (the original Kim in Miss Saigon) as Fantine.

The three-hour film will be shown nationwide Wednesday night — in
Central Florida, at the AMC Altamonte Mall 18, Cinemark Orlando Festival Bay, Waterford Stadium 20, Pointe Orlando, AMC Pleasure Island 24, Cobb Grand 10 Cinemas in Winter Haven, Merritt Square 16 in Merritt Island, Hollywood in Port Orange, Oceanwalk Movies 10 in Daytona Beach and Lakeside Cinemas 10 in Lakeland.

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Eatonville’s Norm Lewis to be featured on Sondheim recording

Norm Lewis, who grew up in Eatonville and graduated from Edgewater High School, will be among those on the Broadway cast recording of Sondheim on Sondheim, which will be recorded this weekend and released in August.

Along with Lewis, the cast features Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat, plus Leslie Kritzer, Euan Morton, Erin Mackey and Matthew Scott. Among the songs is Lewis’s rendition of the Sondheim classic “Being Alive.”

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Postcard from Broadway: ‘Sondheim on Sondheim’

During the spring that Stephen Sondheim turned 80, I guess it’s logical that Broadway should be honoring him once again. New York Magazine famously asked, “Is Sondheim God?” The self-deprecating, quirky, occasionally transcendent answer to the question, the new revue Sondheim on Sondheim, shows that the answer is no – but he’ll do in a pinch.

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