STAGE TUBE: Tommy Tune: Fifty Years and Still Tapping
Tommy Tune celebrates his five decades in show biz in a new show called Steps in Time: A Broadway Biography in Song and Dance. Tune is interviewed by NY Nightly News anchor, Chuck Scarborough.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College launches its Headliners Series with Broadway legend Tommy Tune in Steps in Time: A Broadway Biography in Song and Dance on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 3pm. Backed up by longtime collaborators the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Mr. Tune presents a personal look back at his incredible career, featuring timeless standards, elegant choreography, and his own unique charm and warm-hearted humor.
About Tommy Tune
Tommy Tune has enchanted audiences with his charisma, vision, and innovation for more than 50 years. A native Texan, Mr. Tune began his career as a dancer on Broadway, performing in Baker Street, A Joyful Noise, and How Now Dow Jones. He has received two Tony Awards as a performer (Best Featured Actor in a Musical in 1974 for Seesaw and Best Actor in a Musical in 1983 for My One and Only); four as a choreographer (A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies); and three as a director (Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies). His numerous other Broadway credits include directing The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (both the original Broadway production and the 1982 revival), Stepping Out, and The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, as well as serving as production supervisor for the 1994 revival of Grease.
He has also been recognized with eight Drama Desk Awards, three Astaire Awards, the Society of Directors and Choreographers George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement, and The National Medal of Arts, the country's highest honor for artistic achievement. His film credits include Hello Dolly, The Boyfriend, Mimi Bluette, Fiore Del Mio Giardino, and Hollywood Blvd. He has been honored with a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame. Recently, Mr. Tune directed the new musical, Turn of the Century, at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
Tommy Tune in Steps in Time: A Broadway Biography in Song and Dance
Featuring the Manhattan Rhythm Kings
Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 3pm
Tickets: $32-$42 ($35-$45 at door)
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