Broadway Time Machine: Savion Glover Heads Back to See Pal Gregory Hines
August 12th, 2016
by Josh Ferri
Tony Award-winning performer and choreographer Savion Glover made his debut in The Tap Dance Kid, then he danced in the Tony-winning revue Black and Blue, and 1992 he played a young Gregory Hines in George C. Wolfe’s Tony-winning Jelly’s Last Jam.
Next Savion teamed up with George again, this time as star and choreographer of Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk (Tony Award for Best Choreography), and most recently the duo wowed Broadway with the gone-too-soon musical Shuffle Along.
This isn’t even talking about Savion’s screen work, which includes performing in the films Tap with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., Spike Lee's Bamboozled and choreographing both Happy Feet movies for Warner Brothers.
On August 17, Glover celebrates 32 years in show business with a one-night-only show at B.B. Kings. In advance of the show, BroadwayBox asked Savion what he'd see if he could take a Broadway time machine back in time, and here’s what he said.
Every show that Gregory Hines was in are the ones I want to see. I would go back and see Eubie, Sophisticated Ladies, Comin’ Uptown, and The Girl in the Pink Tights. I’d go back and see those simply because he was in it, and that’s my man—I love him and I didn’t have a chance to see him in those shows.
Photo by Martha Swope
Don't miss Savion Glover at B.B. Kings on August 17.