The George C. Wolfe-Savion Glover tap extravaganza Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, will bring back its original star for its last 40 performances on Broadway.
Tap master and co-creator Savion Glover will return to Noise/Funk Dec. 8. Glover will star in the show until it closes a month later, Jan. 10, 1999, after a 2 1/2 year run. Glover left the musical in July 1997.
The show has been playing at the Ambassador Theatre since Apr. 25, 1996, following a sold-out, three-month engagement at the Public Theater Off-Broadway, Nov. 3, 1995 to Jan. 28, 1996.
As a result of the Public's decision to close the show, the producers of the upcoming revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, which was to open at the Longacre Theatre in early 1999, have decided to jump on the vacant Ambassador instead. (See separate story.)
After opening at the Ambassador, Noise/Funk went on to win four Tony Awards, including trophies for best direction of a musical (Wolfe) and best choreography (Glover).
Noise/Funk celebrated its 1,000th performance on Broadway Sept. 24. Glover is currently working on a musical project about the Harlem Globetrotters.