- CHARITY BENEFIT
Monday August 27th at 9:30 pm Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkin’s will celebrate the life of Ethel Waters. Waters was the original colored singer who writer like Harold Arlen and others of their time wrote the American Songbook to sing and interpret. T2C was present when Barry Levit accompanied Ms Pinkins on a melody that included “This Joint is Jumpin,” “I Got Rhythm” and lots of great scatting. As Waldon Ricks wailed on trumpet, 54 Below stepped back into a time gone by and a jazz age rhapsody. Displaying the 30’s necklace roll and jive movement Tonya wowed and left those who were attendance wanting to attend. Look for T2C to attend and a review to follow.
Tonya is best known for her celebrated roles in Caroline or Change and Jelly’s Last Jam, Tonya made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Merrily We Roll Along. Broadway audiences have delighted in her performances in Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Play On!, The Wild Party and Radio Golf, while television audiences know her from As The World Turns, All My Children and Army Wives.
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