Broadway legend visits Delaware theater

 (Andrea Gibbs/WHYY)

(Andrea Gibbs/WHYY)

Broadway legend and choreographer Maurice Hines makes his way to the Delaware Theater Company in Wilmington.

 The reason for his trip was to audition a number of young tap dancers for his upcoming production “Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life” that will feature the talented Manzari Brothers. It tells the story of Hines’ late brother Gregory and pays tribute to many other talents that inspired him, such as Lena Horne.

According to Hines, the idea came about after reading an article on tap dancers that did not mention Gregory Hines’ name.

“I realized how quick they forget and I said I’m not going to have that. So I really started by just talking about him in the show and talking about us as little kids and how we started and that’s how it evolved” Hines said.

Hines chose three dancers after about two dozen dancers auditioned for the production.



Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal