'da Noise and 'da Funk are back with master dancer-choreographer Savion Glover tapping his way through African American history in director George C. Wolfe's acclaimed Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk. The song-and-dance revue will tour the United States, kicking off with Atlanta's Alliance Theatre Company Aug. 21-Sept. 29.
Dates for the complete tour remain sketchy. Comfirmed bookings are Oct. 8-13 at Boston's Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at Baltimore's Lyric Opera House, Jan. 28-Feb. 9, 2003 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and May 13-18, 2003 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.
Utilizing percussion, tap dance, blues and jazz, Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk explores black history in America from arrival on the slave ships to the Northern migration to the advent of hip hop. Glover and Wolfe developed the show, incorporating music by Daryl Water, Zane Mark and Ann Duquesnay and Glover's own innovative choreography.
Glover won the 1996 Tony Award for his work on Bring in 'da Noise. Since then he's gone on to star in Spike Lee's "Bamboozled" and to perform a second show in theatres, Footnotes.
— By Christine Ehren