TONY DANZA: Standards & Stories
Saturday, April 23 @ 7:30 pm
Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Tony, along with his band, performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as selections from the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas (which he also starred in), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music.
Perhaps 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, and recently received rave reviews for his performance in the Broadway musical comedy, Honeymoon In Vegas, with the New York Times calling his performance “sly genius,” and a “career high.” Among his past successes, Tony has starred on Broadway in the The Producers, A View from the Bridge, and starred in beloved films such as Angels In The Outfield, She’s Out of Control, and Hollywood Knights.
Prior to his professional career as an actor, Tony attended the University of Dubuque in Iowa on a wrestling scholarship and earned a bachelor’s degree in Education. Before finding a job teaching, he found himself earning a living as professional boxer. While training in a boxing gymnasium in New York, Tony was “discovered” and ultimately cast in the critically acclaimed ABC series Taxi, earning him a place in television history, and making him a household name. He followed Taxi with his starring role in the classic ABC comedy series Who’s the Boss? which ran for eight seasons and broke all syndication records.
In 2009, Tony returned to what he studied in college and took on his most challenging role yet—teaching tenth-grade English at Philadelphia’s Northeast High School. His amazing experience working as a teacher for a full year was filmed and aired on A&E in the form of the critically acclaimed seven-part documentary series, entitled Teach. In September 2012, Crown Publishers (a division of Random House) released Tony’s book, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High, a much buzzed about and critically acclaimed reflection of his experience teaching for a year. The book premiered on the New York Times Best Sellers list at number 16 and stayed on the list for two months.
Danza most recently returned to television starred in the 2018 Netflix original series, The Good Cop, along with Josh Groban. Today, Tony and his band continue to tour the country with their hit cabaret show, Tony Danza: Standards & Stories which debuted in 2017 to a sold-out audience in New York City.
Main Stage | Reserved Seating $54, $47, $39, $32
TICKET SALE DATES:
- Palace Theatre PCAA Marquee Members – THU, JAN 13 @ 9AM
- Palace Theatre PCAA General Members – MON, JAN 17 @ 9AM
- General Public – THU, JAN 20 @ 9AM
Sponsored by The Jeff Richmond & Tina Fey Family Foundation