Tommy Tune Says He's Working on a New Musical

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He's got a new agent and reportedly is looking for work.
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Ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune has changed agents and is looking for work.

The renowned director and choreographer, who won a special Tony Award two years ago, but hasn't had a full-scale Broadway production since the early 1990s, has signed with a new talent agency, Paradigm, where he is now represented by veteran Jack Tantleff "in all areas including writing, directing, acting, producing, commercials and endorsements," according to a statement released to Playbill.com.

“Tommy Tune is one of the greatest and most iconic names in musical theatre history,” said Tantleff, who is head of the firm's Theatre Literary Department. “I don’t think there’s any question that we want—and need—a new Tommy Tune musical on Broadway, and everyone at Paradigm is thrilled to be on board to help make that happen.”

It was announced recently that Tune would collaborate with Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer-director James Lapine, on Barbara Cook's Off-Broadway solo show Barbara Cook: Then And Now, previewing April 12 at off-Broadway’s New World Stages.

But Tune is also reportedly looking for a full-scale project along the lines of his classics, The Will Rogers Follies, Grand Hotel, My One and Only, Nine, and The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.

He also reportedly already has one project on his plates. ccording to a report on Deadline.com, “Tune is working with a Tony-winning playwright on the musical adaptation of a bestselling novel and major film set in — well, let’s call it the world’s fastest-growing film market.”

The sounds like China, which has been the setting for several major films.

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