Nine-time Tony Award-winner Tommy Tune has made one of the most spectacular careers in Broadway musicals in contemporary American theater. Now, he’s ready to tell all about it. The actor, dancer, choreographer and director heads to Lyric Theatre at the Plaza, 1725 N.W. 16th St., Oklahoma City, for a night of entertaining stories and steps. Tommy Tune: Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 18-Friday, July 19. The master showman and entertainer will be accompanied by Michael Biagi, his music director, on piano. Tickets are $40 each.
On Tuesday, July 23, Lyric Theatre opens one of Tune’s great successes – The Will Rogers Follies plays at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave., for six performances. Based on the life of Oklahoma legend Will Rogers and set against the backdrop of the Ziegfield Follies, the Tony Award’s Best Musical of 1991 was directed and choreographed by Tune, earning him Tony Awards for both as well as a Drama Desk Award. The Broadway favorite went on for 981 performances in its original run. Tickets are $35-$74.
Purchase tickets for both events at www.lyrictheatreokc.com.