Harvey Brownstone Interviews Tom Moore, Celebrated Theatre, Television And Film Director, Author, “Grease: Tell Me More, Tell Me More”
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Tom Moore, Celebrated Theatre, Television And Film Director, Author, “Grease: Tell Me More, Tell Me More”
About Harvey's guest:
Today’s special guest, Tom Moore, is a celebrated theatre, television and film director who is in large part responsible for one of the greatest Broadway shows in history – “Grease”.
He was the director of the original Broadway production, which ran for 8 years, from February 14, 1972 to April 13, 1980, making it the longest-running Broadway show at the time. And of course, the show inspired the blockbuster movie starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta – who actually appeared as “Doody” in one of the national tours.
This year, to commemorate the show’s 50th anniversary, a very special book has been released, edited by our guest, along with one of the show’s producers, Ken Waissman, and Adrienne Barbeau, who was the original “Rizzo”, and who appeared on our show last year. The book is entitled, “Grease: Tell Me More, Tell Me More: Stories From the Broadway Phenomenon That Started It All”.
It’s a fascinating and entertaining collection of reminiscences and stories, memorable moments, hilarious mishaps, and sentimental anecdotes, giving us the inside scoop about the show, told by the creative minds that made it happen, including stars like Barry Bostwick, John Travolta, Adrienne Barbeau, Treat Williams, Marilu Henner, Peter Gallagher, Adrian Zmed and many others who appeared on stage and who worked behind the scenes. The book is a must-read, not only for fans of the show, but for every theatre lover, because we get to share the collaborative experience of so many artists working on a labour of love, which became a momentous and beloved piece of music theatre history.
In addition to his monumental involvement in “Grease”, which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Director, our guest directed many other Broadway shows, including the nostalgic World War 2 musical, “Over Here”, starring 2 of the Andrews Sisters, “Once in a Lifetime”, “The Octette Bridge Club”, and “Moon Over Buffalo”, starring the one and only Carol Burnett.
He received a second Tony nomination for Best Director, for “Night, Mother”, and he also directed the movie, starring Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft. If that weren’t enough, he’s a highly respected three time Emmy-nominated television director, who’s directed many TV shows including “ER”, “Mad About You”, “LA Law”, “Gilmore Girls” and dozens more.
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