Tony Danza's Hit Show STANDARDS & STORIES Comes to Patchogue Theatre!
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) - For one night only, beloved star of stage and screen, Tony Danza, will make his Patchogue debut with his hit cabaret act, "Standards & Stories" on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Tickets are on sale now.
Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza is accompanied by his talented four-piece band. Danza performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as selections from the hit Broadway musical "Honeymoon in Vegas" (which he also starred in), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music.
The New York Times raved "Tony's a live wire who tap-dances, plays the ukulele, tells stories and radiates irresistible charm... He exudes the kind of charisma that can't be taught!"
Perhaps best known for his starring roles on two of television's most cherished and long-running series, "Taxi" and "Who's The Boss," Tony Danza has also established himself as a song and dance man, and recently received rave reviews for his performance in the Broadway musical comedy, "Honeymoon In Vegas," with the New York Times calling his performance "sly genius," and a "career high". Among his past successes, Tony has starred on Broadway in the "The Producers," "A View from the Bridge," and opposite Kevin Spacey in "The Iceman Cometh," and starred in beloved films such as "Angels In Outfield," "She's Out of Control," and "Hollywood Knights."
Tony is currently filming season one of "There's Johnny!" for NBC's streaming site Seeso. The series is set behind the scenes at "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," from "Mad About You" creator Paul Reiser. It's slated to premiere in 2017, 55 years after Carson's first appearance in "The Tonight Show" and 25 years after his last show. Danza plays Freddie de Cordova, the executive producer of "The Tonight Show." He's old-school Hollywood (think martinis and cigarettes) and the reigning authority. Danza has a special connection to the role, as he was a frequent guest of Carson's on "The Tonight Show" and even guest-hosted multiple times.
Tickets for "Tony Danza: Standards & Stories" are available online, by phone or at the box office. Ticket prices range from $51 to $83 plus a ticket service fee. There is also a separate backstage meet & greet pass available for purchase for $100, but does not include the performance portion of the event. For more information on "Standards & Stories," visit PatchogueTheatre.org or call the Box Office at 631-207-1313.
Patchogue Theatre first opened in 1923 as the largest theatre in Suffolk County. It still is, with the installation of 1,106 brand new seats during the 2016 renovation. Saved by Village of Patchogue in 1996 and lovingly restored it to its original grandeur, this beautiful and historic venue was in use 230 days with over 150,000 in attendance for its 2014-2015 season. PTPA is an independent community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that leases the building from the Village of Patchogue and covers all of the operating costs without any subsidies from the Village. PTPA's leadership consists of a volunteer board of directors and a small professional staff. Patchogue Theatre continues to thrive thanks to the hard work of over 80 volunteers as well as the businesses, funding agencies and individuals who support PTPA by contributing their time and resources. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is located at 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, N.Y., and can be reached at 631-207-1313 or by visiting PatchogueTheatre.org.