With Three Ways to Celebrate Including an Evening with
Broadway Legend & 9-Time Tony Winner TOMMY TUNE
(December 13, 2013) The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet” – is offering three wonderful ways to ring in the New year:
+ Polo Steaks & Seafood Party:
A one hour cocktail reception with Hors d'Oeuvres, four course dinner, music and dancing to the Tommy Mitchell Trio until 1 a.m., midnight champagne toast, and a buffet breakfast on the Palm Court by the pool. $250 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations needed at 561.659.8100 with $50 nonrefundable deposit per person.
+ Pavilion Ballroom Gala:
Evening begins at 8 p.m. with open bar, followed by a four course dinner, dancing to Norm Kubrin and DJ Kenny Mondo until 12:30 a.m., midnight champagne toast and buffet breakfast. Reservations are now being accepted at 561.659.8100 with Credit Card guarantee.
+ Royal Room Cabaret with Tommy Tune:
This incredible evening begins ay 8 p.m. with a one hour cocktail reception with Hors d'Oeuvres, four course dinner, cabaret show, followed by dancing in Polo with the Tommy Mitchell Trio, midnight champagne toast and buffet breakfast on the Palm Court. Reservations needed at 561.659.8100 with $100 nonrefundable deposit per person.
December 31 / New Year's Eve & January 3-4
Known as one of the most prolific director/choreographers of the twentieth century, Tommy Tune has enchanted audiences over the past 50 years with his charisma, vision and innovation. A native Texan, Mr. Tune began his career as a dancer in the Broadway shows Baker Street, A Joyful Noise and How Now Dow Jones. He would soon step out of the chorus and into a principal role in the Broadway musical Seesaw, which won him his first Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. His first Broadway directing and choreography credits were for the original production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Tune has been honored with nine Tony Awards celebrating him as a performer, choreographer and director (Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw, Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies, and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies). In addition, Tune has been awarded eight Drama Desk Awards, three Astaire Awards and the Society of Directors and Choreographers’
Reviews of Tommy Tune:
+ Stephen Holden in The New York Times: Tommy Tune “still radiates the boyish ingenuousness of a Texas hayseed newly arrived in the big city to gape in wonder at the lights of Broadway. New York City may be the only place large enough to reckon with his talent. At once gawky and graceful, this limber, toe-tapping showbiz oxymoron is still a gosh, golly, gee-whiz kind of guy: an endearing naïf.”
+ The Washington Post: “For a man (past) 70, Tommy Tune is still strikingly cute… in skinny jeans and with his collar popped, looking like a kid ready for his first big break… A traditionalist to the core, a sentimental link to the era before jukebox musicals and animated extravaganzas, a latter-day Fred Astaire… Tune’s between-songs patter got a bit show-bizzy at times, but… by and large, the old song-and-dance vaudeville vocabulary was invoked with uncommon class.”
+ The Washington Times: “Tommy Tune’s performance managed to be both low-key and bravura. Years in the spotlight have honed his warm, easy communion with the audience, and his canny sense of timing led him to craft a show that combined reminiscence, stirring belted-out singing, and whispery, understated soft-shoe routines.”
Cost to Attend Tommy Tune:
+ For New Year’s Eve Celebration:
+ Friday & Saturday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only.
Showtime & Ticket Information:
For all Royal Room Cabaret performances, the doors open at 6:30 for dinner and the show starts at 8:30. To make reservations, people should call the hotel box-office at 561.659.8100. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean.
The popular Norm Kubrin Trio will perform a dinner set in the Royal Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and in The Colony Hotel’s Polo Steaks & Seafood from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
About The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach:
Host to American Presidents and British Royalty, Movie Stars and Corporate Czars, The Colony has been the center of Palm Beach society for more than 60 years, An intimate, friendly boutique hotel with British Colonial flair, it is just steps away from shopping on world famous Worth Avenue, and about 100 yards from a beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. This landmark hotel recently completed an extensive $15-million renovation and offers guests the choice of charming hotel rooms, luxurious suites, spectacular penthouses and spacious two bedroom villas - plus beautiful grounds and Frette linens. For more information, please visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.com.