UD Alum Tony Danza to Perform at Heritage Center

Sep 20, 2017

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center continues its fifth annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with a one-man variety show presented by Tony Danza (C’72, HON’04). The performance, Tony Danza: Standards & Stories, will be held Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall in conjunction with UD’s Homecoming.

WHAT:            Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

WHEN:            Friday, Oct. 20 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        $44-$49 adults, $40-$44 UD alumni, $15 child/student

Perhaps best known for his starring roles on Taxi and Who’s The Boss, Danza has also established himself as a song-and-dance man who received rave reviews for his performance in the hit Broadway musical comedy, Honeymoon In Vegas. The New York Times called Danza’ performance “sly genius” and a “career high.” In the past, Danza starred on Broadway in The Producers, A View from the Bridge, and The Iceman Cometh. He also performed in beloved films such as Angels in Outfield, She’s Out of Control, and Hollywood Knights.

Danza can be seen in There’s Johnny! on NBC later this year. The series, created by Paul Reiser, a recent Heritage Center performer, is set behind the scenes at The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Danza plays Freddie de Cordova, the executive producer of The Tonight Show. He’s old-school Hollywood and the reigning authority. Danza has a special connection to the role, as he was a frequent guest of Carson’s on The Tonight Show and even guest-hosted multiple times.

Danza has a knack for combining timeless music with wit, charm, and storytelling. He’ll even add a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances now and then. Danza will be accompanied by his talented four-piece band as he performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook and selections from Honeymoon in Vegas. Throughout the performance, he will interweave stories about his life and personal connection to the music.

Prior to the show, there will be live music from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the CyberCafé Knapp Stage in Heritage Center featuring Jeff Theisen’s “Cool Acoustic Tunes.” Theisen’s performance is free and open to the public.

Tickets for Tony Danza: Standards & Stories can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.