Tap dancer Savion Glover will kick off his seven-week national tour on March 20, with an appearance at Edwards Books, in Springfield, MA, where he will sign copies of "Savion! My Life in Tap," written by the dancer and New York Times scribe Bruce Weber. The appearance will take place at 1 PM.
The following day, Glover will take the stage at Springfield's Symphony Hall for a two-night stand, March 21 and 22. For information, call (413) 788-7033.
Glover has pulled together a touring company comprising Jimmy Slyde, Buster Brown, Dianne Walker and ten-year-old wonder Cartier A. Williams for the tour. Glover's show, titled Foot Notes, The Concert, will perform limited engagements in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Columbus, Ohio, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Tempe, Arizona, Escondido, California, Boston and Philadelphia. A detailed itinerary was not available at press time.
Production notes indicate that Glover conceived, directed and choreographed the show, which is being produced by Columbia Artists Management, Inc., (CAMI) and Maniactin, Inc.
Ticket and ordering information will vary market to market and patrons should consult their local listings. Production sources say they are still compiling this information at press time and it will be posted on Playbill On-Line as soon as it becomes available. Glover won a Tony for his work on Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk.
-- By Murdoch McBride