Tommy Tune Will Salute Gershwin in Dallas 9/27 & 29

News   Tommy Tune Will Salute Gershwin in Dallas 9/27 & 29
 
Back on his feet after his Busker Alley-busting injury in late 1995, Tommy Tune is scheduled to perform Sept. 27 and 29 in his native Texas as part of a "Happy Birthday Gershwin" concert by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Back on his feet after his Busker Alley-busting injury in late 1995, Tommy Tune is scheduled to perform Sept. 27 and 29 in his native Texas as part of a "Happy Birthday Gershwin" concert by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

DSO music director Andrew Litton will conduct the concert at Meyerson Auditorium in Dallas, which also features Maureen McGovern and the Manhattan Rhythm Kings.

Selections will include a Porgy & Bess medley, "Embraceable You," "Rhapsody In Blue" and "Fascinating Rhythm."

"Lovers of George Gershwin's music are in for a special treat," Litton said.

McGovern was featured in the Emmy award-winning television special, "Celebrating Gershwin" and may be best known for her gold-record pop song, "The Morning After." Tune won a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for 1973's Seesaw and has since become one of Broadway's leading choreographers and directors (The Will Rogers Follies, Grand Hotel and My One And Only). His Busker Alley faltered on the road to Broadway last season due to personal injury and problems with the show itself.

The Manhattan Rhythm Kings perform American popular music from the 1920's-40's. They, too, appeared on the TV special, "Celebrating Gershwin" and were featured in 1992's "new" Gershwin musical (with book by Ken Ludwig), Crazy For You.

Sacred Music USA's 1996 Vocalist of the Year, baritone Jubilant Sykes, will also sing at the concert.

For tickets and information, call (214) 692-0203.

-- By David Lefkowitz

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