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My View: Nobody Arrested For Not Having Talent At Last Night’s PAL Show

My View: Nobody Arrested For Not Having Talent At Last Night’s PAL Show

No one was detained or questioned last night for a bad performance at the Gerald W.Lynch Theater as Tony Danza lead the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) 3rd Annual one-night-only showcase performance, “Tony Danza & the Stars of Tomorrow,” It benefits PAL”S Teen Acting Program. The performance starred Tony with the talented young artists in the PAL program, and also had Tony doing some fantastic soft shoe with famed member of the Manhattan Rhythm Kings Hal Shane.  Tony’s friend singer/songwritter/pianist Peter Cincotti also took the stage and sang an original composition.

  I guess it’s safe to say that nobody got a parking ticket outside the theater last night because New York’s Finest were on the stage with some some pretty great singing by the Police Officers.  As Tony often says “ When you teach a kid how to Act, you teach a kid how to Act!” ”I became a PAL kid when I was 12, after an officer from the neighborhood ‘strongly suggested’ that I give the Police Athletic League a try. PAL provided games, other kids to play with and most importantly, it was a place that I could go to find caring adults who were interested in my future.”

Opened in Fall 2016, the Teen Acting Program, developed by Tony Danza, was designed to increase theatre arts programming among young people who would otherwise never get to experience the arts. The program continues to grow reaching kids in all five boroughs with 500 young participants.

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Tony Danza & The Police
Tony Danza
Hal Shane & Tony Danza
PAL’S Stars of Tomorrow
Tony Danza & John Catsimatidis
Peter Cincotti & Tony Danza
Eda Sorokoff, Peter Cincotti, Arlene Lazar, Allan Lazare
Tony danza & Joseph Sano
The Cast


Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen

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