Tommy Tune is at it again, this time for one performance only at the John Harms Center for the Arts in Englewood, NJ. Tune teams up with trio The Manhattan Rhythm Kings for a song and dance review, Everything Old is New Again, paying tribute to the greats of popular 20th century music, including Porter, Gershwin, Berlin and, of course, Fred Astaire.
In a career that has spanned over 35 years, Tommy Tune has won nine Tony Awards and is the only person in Tony history to win four different categories and to win the same two Tony Awards two years in a row (Best Choreography and Best Direction for Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies). Tune has been called Broadway's "last song and dance man."
Tune is joined by The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, consisting of Hal Shane, Marc Kessler and Brian Nalepka, who have been singing and dancing together since 1980. Tune and the trio first collaborated on an act based on the songs of Astaire in 1984.
Everything Old is New Again has been traveling around the world and will stop at the Harms Center on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 8 PM. For tickets and information, call (201) 567-3600 or visit the Harms Center Web site at www.johnharms.org.
— By Steve Luber