“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Nicholas Brothers Tribute…

Posted on January 10, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Prospect House Entertainment, in partnership with Glendale Arts, and in association with the Tony Nicholas family, presents The Nicholas Brothers Tribute. This fabulous event is Sunday, January 25th at 7:30p.

   Hollywood’s greatest tap-dance team will be honored in a star-studded gala at the historic 1400-seat Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. They’ll chronicle Fayard and Harold Nicholas rise to fame,  from their humble beginnings in Philadelphia to pioneering and redefining the tap genre. They became bona-fide stars of the jazz circuit during the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance.



   By 1932, they were featured act at the Cotton Club, working with the orchestras of Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Jimmy Lunceford. The brothers made their Broadway debut in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, and also appeared in Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s legendary musical Babes in Arms in 1937. Producer Samuel Goldwyn invited them to be a part of Kid Millions,  which was their first role in a Hollywood film. Other movie appearances include routines in The Big Broadcast of 1936, Tin Pan AlleyDown Argentine Way, Sun Valley Serenade, Orchestra Wives, Stormy Weather, and The Pirate. Archival footage was also featured in That’s Entertainment and That’s Dancing.

   This one-night only, special evening will feature Nicholas family members, celebrity friends, and co-stars, rare and never-before-seen home movie footage, movie trailers, clips from their dazzling feature film performances, dramatic on-stage reenactments from landmark moments in their lives, and amazing tap numbers performed by the very best dancers in the country, choreographed by the peerless Cathie Nicholas, Fayard’s granddaughter. Special Q&A guests include Gloria Hendry, best known for co-starring with Roger Moore in the James Bond film, Live and Let Die.

   This is going to be rousing fun!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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