Never-Ending Tune

UAJ>CE Am THEATER

by Laura Jacobs and Austin Baer

SINATRA IN THE TWYLA ZONE

NEVER-ENDING TONE

ommy Tune has taken home Tonys for Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Choreographer, sometimes more than one in a year. They don’t give a separate award for best dancer, or no doubt they would have thrown in that one, too. Unlike most big boys on the dance Boor, Tune turns his length of limb into extra elegance. (Harry Groener, now in his second year in the blissful Broadway smash Crazy for You, does, too.) Tune’s latest outing in the Big Apple was the Christmas-week special Tommy Tune Tonite!—a thumbnail sam-

pie of his art. lent glamour by his presence. This month, the show hits the road for 20 weeks, with stops from coast to coast. His imagination as a choreographer and director is splashed across a suitably grander canvas in The Will Rogers Follies, which is still lighting up Broadway’s Palace Theatre in its original production even as its original Will. Keith Carradine, heads up the road show, coming this month to Chicago (through April 17) and New Haven (April 20 to May 2) before continuing on to six other cities. —A.B.