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“An Iconic Legend at The Carlyle Cafe”

It was a great honor and privilege to be able to celebrate 10 time Tony winner, actor, singer, dancer, producer, director, choreographer, and still hot at 76 years old, Broadway Messiah, Tommy Tune last night at the opulent and elegant Carlyle Cafe in New York City.

He sang and tapped his way through an hour and a half of one of the most engaging shows I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing. His performance flowed like a serine fairytale as he told his awe inspired audience the history of his rise to fame through humor, song and dance. He wore a flamboyantly elegant costume, and looked absolutely beyond amazing.

His band included, Michael Biagi on keys, and also musical direction, Marc Schmed on the stand up bass, and John Myers on drums, all accomplished musicians. Tune performed songs from Cole Porter, Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, Irving Berlin, Carol King, Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlish and many other well known composers.

I had met Tommy 20 years ago on a rainy Memorial Day when we boarded the same water taxi from The Pines to the Grove, and thought him so friendly and kind then. Last night he was just as handsome.

It’s always a treat to be seated at “The Carlyle Cafe”, one of the most impressive venues in all of New York, bringing the finest entertainment to their intimate and graceful stage, however last nights performance was one in a million.

 

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Eileen Shapiro
Best selling author of "The Star Trek Medical Reference Manual", and feature celebrity correspondent for Get Out Magazine, Louder Than War, and Huffington Post contributor, I've interviewed artists from Adam Ant, Cyndi Lauper, and Annie Lennox to Jennifer Hudson, Rick Springfield, LeAnn Rimes, and thousands in between. My interviews challenge the threat of imagination....

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