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By Andrew Gans
09 May 2012

Tom Waits in Concert on Broadway


"In October 1987, Tom Waits did five concerts on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill. It was a nearly three-hour show that was filled with characters: sailors, hookers, carny people, waitresses and nighthawks at the diner...and all of them Waits. I felt like I had seen all of Halloween turned into a single gravel-voiced piano player. It may not have been a play, but it was a lesson in acting and storytelling through song. "

Read more about Tom Waits' theatrical history at the Playbill Vault