Tommy Tune headed here for big tap celebration

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Not longafter he was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Tony Awards, the incomparable Tommy Tune will headline the 25th anniversary “Jubalee” gala of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project.

The July 30 performance will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Edlis Neeson Theater and will be Tune’s one-man show, “Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales,” what is termed an “autobiographical stroll celebrating 50-plus years of big time showmanship.”

The 10-time Tony Award winner’s many theatrical honors have cited his achievement in direction, choreography and performance for such classic musicals as “The Will Rogers Follies,” “Nine,” “Grand Hotel,” “Seesaw” and “My One and Only.”

At the July 30 event, Tune will also be presented with the CHRP’s 25th Anniversary JUBA Award for Extraordinary Lifetime Achievent. The gala will be hosted by WGN-TV’s Dean Richards. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will serve as the evening’s honorary chair, and the gala co-chairs will be Lane Alexander, Elaine Cohen, Phil and Marsha Dowd, Michael Foster, Charles Gardner and Patti Eyler, Diana E. Harris, David Herro and Jay Franke, Bill Kurtis and Donna LaPietra, and Cari and Barry Stein.

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