Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess Step Into The Phantom of the Opera

first_img Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Boggess has previously played Christine in Las Vegas and in both the London and Broadway 25th anniversary productions of the show. She also originated the role in Phantom’s London sequel Love Never Dies, for which she received an Oliver Award nomination. She made her Broadway debut as Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Her credits also include Master Class on Broadway and Les Miserables in the West End. The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest-running show, continues its record-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre. In addition to Lewis and Boggess, the musical currently stars Jeremy Hays as Raoul, Laird Mackintosh as Monsieur Andre, Tim Jerome as Monsieur Firmin, Michele McConnell as Carlotta, Ellen Harvey as Madame Giry, Christian Sebek as Piangi and Deanna Doyle as Meg Giry. At certain performances, Sara Jean Ford will play the role of Christine. View Comments from $29.00 Lewis, who received a Tony nomination for Porgy and Bess, has also appeared on Broadway in Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy, Chicago, Side Show, The Wild Party, Amour, Les Miserables, Sondheim on Sondheim and The Little Mermaid (playing Boggess’ father). His film and TV credits include Scandal, All My Children and Les Miserables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary. Sierra Boggess Related Shows Let your spirit start to soar! Tony nominee Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess step into The Phantom of the Opera on May 12, with Lewis making Broadway history as the first African-American actor to play the title role on the Great White Way. He replaces Laird Mackintosh, who donned the mask in the interim following Hugh Panaro’s final performance on May 3. Boggess will take over from Mary Michael Patterson as Christine Daae. Star Files The Phantom of the Opera Norm Lewislast_img read more

Clark on brink of first title

first_img Clark, who finished seventh at London 2012, delivered a fine cross-country round aboard Fenyas Elegance to lead by 1.5 penalties from Frenchman Jean Teulere on Matelot du Val, while American Clark Montgomery lies third. “She tried her heart out,” said Clark, following her ride on the nine-year-old Irish-bred chestnut mare. “I just tried to ride the fences positively, and she’s a super jumper, really powerful.” The Eric Winter-designed course proved influential, and only Gemma Tattersall, the highest-placed British rider in fourth place on Arctic Soul, achieved the optimum time of 10 minutes 10 seconds. Bedfordshire-based Sarah Bullimore, leader after the dressage phase on Lilly Corinne, had a run-out at fence 21b, while Britain’s world number two William Fox-Pitt fell from Before Time before retiring his second horse Running Order. Fox-Pitt, though, leads the CIC three-star class for eight and nine-year-olds following a clear showjumping round on Fernhill Pimms, his current British Intermediate champion. He was also in third place with Freddie Mac after a clear round, but was then eliminated for contravening a governing body rule on the style of hind-leg boots allowed in a young-horse championship. “It is a real shame,” Fox-Pitt said. “I think they (judges) have been quite mean. “I was disqualified after my round, as was (Australian rider) Sam Griffiths. The sad thing is that once we had been pulled up on it, they checked everyone else’s boots before they went in.” Press Associationcenter_img Irish Olympian Aoife Clark will win her first CCI three-star title if she showjumps clear at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in Oxfordshire on Sunday.last_img read more

Tipp hope to continue unbeaten streak against Sligo

first_img Manager Shane Ronayne says much of it is down to their backs…Throw in in Sean Tracey Park, Tipperary town on Sunday is at 2pm. Tipp ladies football manager Shane Ronayne has described his side as having the best defensive record in Division 2.The girls hope to continue their unbeaten streak this weekend, as they host bottom of the table Sligo.The Premier County are currently three points clear at the summit of the division following victories over Tyrone, Armagh, Cavan and Laois. Photo © @LadiesFootballlast_img