Project Description

Improvography II (Tour)

Savion Glover
Improvography II (Tour)

Executive Producer and General Manager of Improvography II Tour, starring Savion Glover with guest tap dancers & jazz band The Otherz touring 35 cities throughout the USA from March 21, 2005 through to May 22, 2005.

Produced by Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, LLC in association with Savion Worldwide, LLC. Executive Producer: Toby Simkin & Carol Davis.

Directed & Choreographed by Savion Glover; Musical Director: Tommy James, Lighting Design by Brenda Gray and Sound Design by Gregg Mann.

Starring Savion Glover with the dancers of “Chapter IV”: Maurice Chestnut, Ashley DeForest, and Cartier “Big Coop” Williams with jazz combo The Otherz: Tommy James (Musical director and piano), Brian Grice (percussion), Patience Higgins (sax/flute) and Andy McCloud (bass).

General Manager: Toby Simkin; Production Stage Manager: Thom Schilling; Technical Director: Demetrius T. Grandel, Assistant Stage Manager Burt Reynolds; Sound Engineer: Daychia Sledge; Lighting Director: Drew DeCorleto; Backdrop Design by J. Wiese & Heamin Lee; Tour Booking Management: William Morris Agency (Clint Mitchell & Roland Scahill); Tap Instrument: Event Systems (Rich Saccoliti); Backline supplied by Caroll Music; Lighting by 4Wall Lighting & Barbizon, Sound equipment by One Dream Sound; Assistant to Ms. Davis: Shashala McFarlane; Executive Assistant: Karina Ramsey; Company Manager: Russ Tilaro, Travel by Road Rebel; Press Representative: Rubenstein Public Relations (Jaime Cassavechia) and Advertising by LaPlaca Cohen Advertising (Steve Rogenstein).

Nederlander Worldwide EntertainmentAs Executive Producer & Senior Vice President of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment LLC since 2000, a New York based member of the Nederlander family group of companies, responsible for international development of theatrical markets, venues and shows.

Improvography is a word coined by the late Gregory Hines. When tap dancer Savion Glover uses “Improvography” as the title of his show, he pays tribute to his beloved mentor, who died, too soon, in 2003.

2005 Tour

  • The Performing Arts Center – University of Nevada, (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Kodak Theatre, (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, (Portland, OR)
  • The Moore Theatre, (Seattle, WA)
  • The Capital Theatre, (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Paramount Theatre, (Denver, CO)
  • Vilar Center for the Arts, (Beaver Creek, CO)
  • The Heymann Performing Arts Center, (Lafayette, LA)
  • Orpheum Theatre, (New Orleans, LA)
  • The Perot Theatre, (Texarkana, AR/TX)
  • Dallas, TX
  • Nashville, TN)
  • Renaissance Theatre, (Huntington, WV)
  • Lebanon Opera House, (Lebanon, NH)
  • The Byham Theater, (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • The Music Center Strathmore, (Bethesda, MD)
  • Wexner Performing for the Arts, (Columbus, OH)
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, (Charlotte, NC)
  • Philharmonic Center for the Arts, (Naples, FL)
  • The Center for the Arts – University at Buffalo, (Buffalo, NY)
  • The Whiting Auditorium, (Flint, MI)
  • Fisher Theatre, (Detroit, MI )
  • Raue Center for the Arts, (Crystal Lake, IA)
  • The West Side High School Auditorium, (Gary, IN)
  • Playhouse Square Center, (Cleveland, OH)
  • The Centre East Theatre, (Skokie, IL)
  • The Coronado Theatre, (Rockford, IL)
  • Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, (Burlington, VT)
  • France-Merrick Performing Arts Center – Hippodrome Theatre, (Baltimore, MD)
  • Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, (Boston, MA)
  • Kimmel Center, (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Apollo Theater, (New York, NY)
  • Providence Performing Arts Center, (Providence, RI)
  • Palace Theater, (Waterbury, CT)
  • Performing Arts Center at Monmouth University, (West Long Branch, NJ)


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