Tony Award-winning Broadway stars Tommy Tune and Leslie Uggams will be honored March 5 at the annual gala of the TADA! Youth Theatre in New York City.
The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment from TADA!’s Resident Youth Ensemble and Broadway stars to be announced.
Tune is the recipient of 10 Tony Awards, including the 2015 Tony for Life Achievement, and is the only person to win Tonys in four different categories. Among the shows he appeared in: Seesaw, My One and Only, and Tommy Tune Tonight! .Among shows he directed and/or choreographed: Nine, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Grand Hotel, and The Will Rogers Follies.
In addition to his U.S. tour with Chita Rivera in Chita & Tune, which resumes January 17, Tune is also appearing around the country in his one-man show, Tommy Tune Tonight!.
Uggams won the 1968 Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical for her Broadway debut in Hallelujah, Baby!, and returned numerous times including productions of Jerry’s Girls, Anything Goes, King Hedley II, and most recently in the 2005 revival of On Golden Pond with James Earl Jones. Among many TV appearances, she played Kizzy in the miniseries Alex Haley’s Roots. As a regular on TV’s Sing Along with Mitch she was the first African-American performer to be featured on a weekly national primetime television series. In 1970, she hosted her own primetime variety series, The Leslie Uggams Show.
Uggams can currently be seen as Leah Walker in the TV series Empire and recently co-starred in the HBO movie The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks with Oprah Winfrey. She is currently on the board of directors of Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, where she made her professional debut at age nine.
The TADA! gala will be held at Tribeca 360 (10 Desbrosses Street) in Manhattan. Tickets, which go on sale January 10, cost $250–$500 for a single; $5,000–$15,000 for a table. Ticket prices will increase after February 19. To order, visit TADAtheater.com/gala.
Tune has been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway on the High Seas 10: Odyssey Through the Greek Isles cruise June 24–July 1, 2019, with a lineup of top Broadway stars to be announced. Call Judy Perl Worldwide for tickets at (844) 561-3625.
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