Broadway and Beyond: an Evening with Tom Sellwood

Suffering from Holiday Afterburn? Burdened by the Midwinter Blahs?

The Thursday Morning Club has an antidote!   The TMC is delighted to invite everyone in need of Midwinter Cheer to “Broadway and Beyond: an Evening with Tom Sellwood.”

Crawl out of hibernation and bask in the many talents of Mr. Sellwood, on display at the Madison Community House on Friday evening, February 1, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The $25 admission includes intermission refreshments. For further information, call the Madison Community House at 973-377-9435, or mail a reservation check to Madison Community House, P.O. Box 345, 25 Cook Ave., Madison NJ 07940.

Tom’s program will include songs and stories from his continent-spanning career as an actor, singer, musician and storyteller. He may be reprising some of his favorite roles – Raoul from “Phantom,” the lead in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and possibly his show-stopping turn as “Fiddler on the Roof’s” Fyedka saluting “L’Chaim.”  But in addition to singing, Tom will entertain with anecdotes, backstories, and behind-the-scenes stage gossip.  “I’m particularly pleased,” says Tom, “to be able to show off something a bit exciting at this performance.  I’m going to reach into my back pocket for some gems that are special to me.”

Tom’s versatile appearances have ranged from mainstream—“Phantom,” “Fiddler,” “Cabaret” and “Company”—to experimental theater like Czech composer Leos Janacek’s opera “Osud,” premiered at Bard College and directed by JoAnne Akalaitis. As one review observed of his versatility, “Tom Sellwood is…outstanding, and you forget that you’re listening to just one person.”

(above) Tom Sellwood