Tune's next musical will be 'Bukser Alley'

June 14, 1991|By New York Times

NEW YORK -- Oh no, you're thinking, another big English musical import is coming to Broadway. But no-o-o-o-o-o: it's a big American musical about England, and it'll star Tommy Tune.

The show's called "Busker Alley," a two-acter about buskers -- strolling entertainers.

"Busker Alley" is inspired by the 1938 movie "St. Martin's Lane," which starred Charles Laughton and Vivien Leigh. The show's music and lyrics are by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman, who won Academy Awards for the music for "Mary Poppins."

Tune will play Charlie Baxter, last of a long line of buskers, who teaches his art to the pretty Liza Doolittle-like Libby.

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