Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performance, Tony Danza brings his Standards and Stories show to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30pm. Danza, accompanied by his talented four-piece band, will perform some of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as selections from the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas (in which he also starred), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. The New York Times raves “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!” This show is part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret Series and partially underwritten by Nutmeg Livery Service. Visit Luna Rossa (90 Danbury Rd ~ Ridgefield) for dinner the night of the show and enjoy their pre-theater, 3-course pre-fixe menu when you show your ticket. Call to make your reservation 203.403.3974. Media sponsor for this wonderful night of song and dance is WICC.
Best known for his starring roles on two of television’s most cherished and long-running series, “Taxi” and “Who’s The Boss,” Tony Danza has also established himself as a song and dance man. Danza recently received rave reviews for his performance in Honeymoon In Vegas, with the New York Times calling his performance “sly genius,” and a “career high”. Among his past successes, Danza has starred on Broadway in the The Producers, A View from the Bridge, and in beloved films such as Angels In the Outfield, She’s Out of Control, and Hollywood Knights.
Danza is currently starring in “The Good Cop” for Netflix. Written by the creator of “Monk,” the show marks Danza’s much buzzed about and anticipated return to television. Danza plays a street smart, rule breaking, ex-NYC cop and father to a straight-laced, rule-following cop, played by Josh Groban.
For tickets ($69.50) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.