From the March 27, 2014

Norm Lewis

Norm Lewis

Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis, who will star in the long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera, will play the title role in an industry reading of Mandela: A New Musical March 31.

Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Steven M. Fisher, the 3 PM reading will be directed by David Glenn Armstrong with music direction by Micah Young.

The cast also includes Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon (The Scottsboro Boys), Rosena M. Hill Jackson (After Midnight, Spamalot),Darlesia Cearcy (The Book of Mormon, The Color Purple), John Henry Cox (Desire Under the Elms, Macbeth), Alan H. Green (Sister Act, Play On!), Aisha de Haas (Caroline or Change, Rent), Isaiah Johnson (Far From Heaven, Peter and the Starcatcher),Nehal Joshi (Les Misérables, Threepenny Opera), Jacob Ming-Trent(Hands on a Hardbody, Shrek), Paul O’Brien (On a Clear Day…, The Importance of Being Earnest), Ben Schrager (Roaring Company’scolumbinus), Michael Sharon (Folger’s Richard the Third, Long Wharf’s The Fantasticks) and Nick Wyman (Catch Me If You Can, A Tale of Two Cities).

The show will also include 60 members of the Keystone State Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir, who will bring the sounds of South Africa to the presentation.

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