TOMMY TUNE IN STEPS IN TIME: A BROADWAY BIOGRAPHY IN SONG AND DANCE

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Tommy Tune

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.

About the Manhattan Rhythm Kings

Known for their polished performances of American popular music from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s, the Manhattan Rhythm Kings have gained a large and enthusiastic following across the country. They began their career singing on the sidewalks of New York City in 1980. According to theater legend, Mr. Tune saw them performing outside of a subway station and dropped them his card. In 1984 Mr. Tune and the Manhattan Rhythm Kings collaborated on a collection of songs written by Fred Astaire, and the collaboration has continued for more than 25 years. The Manhattan Rhythm Kings have appeared onstage at Radio City Music Hall, and on Broadway. They are favorites at symphony pops concerts and have performed with over 80 orchestras, made numerous television appearances, and have recorded five albums.

Open:   11/14/10
Close:   11/14/10

Schedule:
Sunday, November 14 at 3pm
Theater:   Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Address:   Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Brooklyn, Ne 11210
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Cost:$32-42 ($35-45 at door)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at 718-951-4500