Theater Buzz: Tommy Tune at Cafe Carlyle
WHO Tommy Tune
THE DEAL Actor, dancer and director-choreographer Tommy Tune ("Nine," "Grand Hotel"), who has been absent from Broadway for many years, will make his debut at the Cafe Carlyle on April 22 for a two-week-plus run at the historic nightclub. The show's title, "More Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales," suggests that it will feature song, dance and plenty of patter.
THE SHOW "The Flick"
THE DEAL After winning this year's Pulitzer Prize for drama, Annie Baker's "The Flick" will return to Off-Broadway next season. The three-hour comedic drama about a group of young ushers who work at a rundown movie theater received rave reviews but divided theatergoers when it premiered at Playwrights Horizons last year. Variety reported that the play will receive a commercial Off-Broadway run next season at the Barrow Street Theatre in the West Village.
THE SHOW "Soul Train"
THE DEAL A stage musical of "Soul Train," the music-dance variety show that ran on television for 35 years, is apparently in the works. It will be produced by Matthew Weaver ("Rock of Ages"). "Creating a live theatrical interpretation of this iconic franchise is an opportunity that could not be missed," Magic Johnson, who is the chairman of Soul Train Holdings, said in a statement.
THE SHOW "Fiddler on the Roof"
THE DEAL To mark the 50th anniversary of "Fiddler on the Roof," the National Yiddish Theatre will hold a benefit concert on June 9 at Town Hall that is being billed as the largest-ever reunion of actors who have appeared in the musical. Titled "Raising the Roof," participants will include Topol (who played Tevye in the film version and subsequent revivals), Fyvush Finkel and Bel Kaufman, the 103-year-old granddaughter of Yiddish author and playwright Sholom Aleichem, on whose work "Fiddler" is based.