2003-11-14 / Community

Rickels, Danza At Westbury, 11/15 and 11/16

Rickels, Danza At Westbury, 11/15 and 11/16

Don Rickles and Tony Danza will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Saturday, November 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 16 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $45 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and musicfair. com. To charge tickets by phone call Ticketmaster at (631) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.

Don Rickles is one of the 20th Century’s most famous funnymen. For almost 40 years he has appeared in top showrooms in Atlantic City, Reno, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas. Rickles is also highly visible on TV, as well as in motion pictures, including appearances in "Casino," "Toy Story," "Kelly’s Heroes," "Run Silent, Run Deep," "Rat Race" and "Toy Story 2." His big breakthrough came in 1967 where he was a success on "The Dean Martin Show." Thereafter he signed for a second appearance on the show where celebrities were invited to sit in the audience and become targets for Rickles "insults." He has since starred in prime time series for ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. Rickles has also hosted or co-hosted seven television specials during the ‘70’s and the ‘80’s. He became the toast of British society in 1980 when he "zinged" Princess Margaret and theatrical, political, and social leaders at Grosvenor House in London at a fundraising gala. Another TV appearance of note came in 1984 when Rickles was invited by President Reagan to perform at the televised Inaugural Gala, where he "zinged" the President, Vice-President and other of the nation’s dignitaries gathered for the occasion.

Perhaps known for his loveable sitcom personas, Tony Danza is indisputably one of America’s most popular performers. Having starred on some of television’s most beloved and long-running series, "Taxi" and "Who’s The Boss?" Danza has also established himself as a veritable stage and screen star, as well as a respected producer. Currently, he is touring with his newest version of his song and dance show. He released his debut album "The House I Live In" last year. Recently, Tony was seen playing attorney, Joe Celano, on the CBS dramatic series, "Family Law." He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of "Rocky the bartender" in the Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s "The Iceman Cometh." Prior to that, Danza made his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller’s Tony award winning play "A View From the Bridge." On the big screen, Danza has starred in "Angels in the Outfield," "She’s Outta Control," "A Brooklyn State of Mind," "Gangster Glam" and "Illtown." His small screen credits include a remake of "12 Angry Men" and Disney/ABC television movies "The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon" and "Noah." Danza also wrote, directed and starred in the short film inspired by personal events entitled "Mama Mia."

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