About This Show

In 1998, Hank Smith brought the incomparable Marion Coles, Buster Brown and Cookie to the infamous lower eastside living room for 6 unforgettable, historical, star-studded nights. Back by relentless demand, The Story of Tap (the Sequel) is sure to be another legendary event as Smith engages some of New York’s best tap dancers in conversation and dance. Twelve dancers talk openly about their art form, their careers, their memories and their current challenges & achievements. Fabulous film clips, candid conversations & spontaneous tap jams will rock you onto the dance floor. And the story goes on and on…

Host: Hank Smith
Pianist: Ayako Shirasaki

Two Seasoned Artists
Friday, October 14, 8pm: Harold “Stumpy” Cromer
Saturday October 15, 8pm: Mable Lee

The Current Generation
Friday October 21, 8pm: Ayodele Casel and Michelle Dorrance
Saturday October 22, 8pm: Jared Grimes, DeWitt Fleming, Jr., and Calvin Booker

The Connection – Memories of Cookie, Chuck, Buster, The Copasetics and others
Friday, October 28, 8pm: Toes Tiranoff, Megan Haungs and Traci Mann
Saturday, October 29, 8pm: David Gilmore and Michela Marino Lerman

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: October 14, 2005 Final Performance: October 29, 2005