This Week on Broadway for February 21, 2016: Tommy Tune


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Tommy Tune about the LADY, BE GOOD! Encores Recording from Ghostlight Records, and about his career. Reviews include Second Stage’s production of Smart People, A Bronx Tale The Musical @ Paper Mill Playhouse, The New Group’s production of Buried Child, Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company’s production of Tennessee Williams 1982, Twelfth Night @ the NYU Skirball Center, and FANTASIA: Live In Concert with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ted Sperling.

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Guest: Tommy Tune

Tommy-Tune-Photo-C-Credit-Franco-LacostaTommy Tune
(Photo Credit: Franco-Lacosta)

Lady, Be Good @ Ghostlight Records

In Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, Broadway’s tallest tapper takes to the stage – dancing, singing and tale-telling. The 10 time Tony Award® winner takes an autobiographical stroll, celebrating 50 plus years of big time showmanship! From his arrival in New York City as a fresh-faced kid from Texas, through his most popular roles on stage and screen, to his ascension as one of Broadway’s most accomplished director-choreographers. Accompanied by Michael Biagi, his music director for nearly four decades, the evening features Tune’s personal renditions of standards by Irving Berlin, Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Burt Bacharach, the Gershwins, Carole King, Green Day and more.

April 02, 2016
“Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales”
Scottsdale Center for the PA
Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 499-8587

April 15, 2016
“Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales”
Landmark On Main Street
Port Washington, NY
(516) 767-6444

May 02, 2016
“Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales”
Pittsburg Cultural Trust
Pittsburg, PA
(412) 456-1390

May 06 & 07, 2016
“Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales”
RRazz Room at the Prince Theatre
Philadelphia, PA

November 05, 2016
“Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales”
Miller Outdoor Theatre
Houston, TX
(832) 487-7101


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MP + JM + PF: Second Stage’s production of Smart People @ Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street, through March 6, 2016

PF + JM: A Bronx Tale The Musical @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, through March 6, 2016

The Bodyguard tour info, first stop Paper Mill in November 2016

MP + PF: The New Group’s production of Buried Child @ The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street, through April 3

MP: Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company‘s production of Tennessee Williams 1982 @ Walkerspace, 46 Walker St, through March 13, 2016

MP: Filter Theatre / Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Twelfth Night, @ the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place through February 20, 2016.

MP: Disney FANTASIA: Live In Concert with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ted Sperling, accompanies scenes from the animated feature films Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 @ NJPAC




Becoming Mike Nichols @ HBO. The renowned director opens up to his close friend and colleague, Jack O’Brien, in his historic, final filmed appearance.

Hemlock Theatre Co. presents:
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert

Directed by Brendan Stackhouse
Musical Direction by Steven Rosenberg
Assistant Director: Jenny Kelly

Saturday, February 27, 2016 8:00p
Sunday, February 28, 2016 2:00pm
Sunday, February 28, 2016 6:00pm

Historic Richmond Town
Third County Courthouse
441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306


George Gaynes



Television & Film: 



Post Script:


Next Week: 

MP + PF: Prodigal Son


Explicit: No


Little Jazz Bird from Lady, Be Good! (New Cast Recording)

A Quiet Girl from Wonderful Town (1953 Original Broadway Cast)



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