Saturday, September 28
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bucks County Playhouse and
Stella by Jose Garces at The Ghost Light Inn
Cocktail attire; lawn appropriate shoes suggested
The iconic entertainer, Tony Danza. and his four-piece band will perform their hit show, “Tony Danza: Standards & Stories.” Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music.
Most recently starring in the hit Netflix series, “The Good Cop”, Tony Danza has been one of the worlds most beloved and iconic entertainers for over 40 years. Perhaps best known for his starring roles on two of television’s most cherished and long-running series, “Taxi” and “Who’s The Boss”, Tony has also starred in hit films such as “Angels In Outfield”, “She’s Out of Control”, “Hollywood Knights”, and “Don Jon.” Well established as a song and dance man, Tony tours regularly with his band, with The New York Times raving “Tony’s a live wire who tap-dances, plays the ukulele, tells stories and radiates irresistible charm… He exudes the kind of charisma that can’t be taught”. Tony has starred on Broadway in “The Producers”, “A View from the Bridge”, and most recently received rave reviews for his performance in the Broadway musical comedy, “Honeymoon In Vegas”, with the New York Times calling his performance “sly genius,” and a “career high”.
Playhouse Artists Board Member
returns to the Playhouse
to host this special evening.
Honorary Chairs: Jim Dever and Lynn Dever
The Gala is presented by Playhouse Artists, the 501©3 charity that supports the work of the Playhouse.
The pre-concert festivities will begin at Stella with cocktails and a moveable feast presented by Chef Jose Garces, followed by a special concert performance by Broadway and Hollywood star Tony Danza, singing the Great American Songbook, hosted by frequent Playhouse artist Marilu Henner. Following the performance, the guests will spill out onto The Deck at the Playhouse for champagne, dessert and coffee with Bob Egan at the piano.
Proceeds from the Gala support the nonprofit mission of Bucks County Playhouse, which includes its new musical development program, the Oscar Hammerstein Festival, , and innovative education programs like the Student Theatre Festival, GirlSpeak, the Playhouse Youth Company and the newly launched Playhouse Institute, providing professional training to high school drama teachers and corporate employees. And this fall, the Playhouse’s education program will be working in Bucks County’s public school classrooms on a new arts-based education program called “Bounce.”
Update: Seating is limited. Please call Christa for current availability at 267-740-2090 x 115.
For complete sponsorship information and inquiries:
Scott F. Blacker
Director of Advancement