The Royal Room of The Colony Hotel, which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet,” proudly presents Tom Wopat returning to the Royal Room for the first time since 2007. Tom Wopat first came to public attention in the late-1970s as the freewheeling Luke Duke on the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. In 1977, he made his Broadway debut in Cy Coleman’s I Love My Wife. Wopat went on to perform in the Tony Award–winning City of Angels and Guys and Dolls. He received a Tony nomination for creating the role of Frank Butler in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun, opposite Bernadette Peters. In 2008, Wopat returned to Broadway as Tom Hurley in A Catered Affair with Faith Prince and Harvey Fierstein. 2011 saw him again on Broadway starring as Frank Abagnale Sr. in the new adaptation of Catch Me If You Can. His TV credits include a leading role in Cybill, a recurring role on Home Improvement, the critically acclaimed NBC movie Just My Imagination, and most recently HBO’s Taking Chance alongside Kevin Bacon. Wopat has also become a successful recording artist with many albums to his credit, including A Little Bit Closer, Don’t Look Back, Learning to Love and The Still of the Night. In 2005, he released Dissertation on the State of Bliss—featuring the music of Harold Arlen—and his most recent offering, Consider it Swung.
Host to Presidents Bush and Clinton, the Windsors and other royalty, The Colony Hotel has been the center of Palm Beach society for more than 60 years. An intimate, boutique hotel with British Colonial flair, it is just steps away from shopping on world famous Worth Avenue, and a beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. This landmark hotel recently completed an extensive $15-million renovation and offers guests the choice of charming hotel rooms, luxurious suites, spectacular penthouses and spacious two bedroom villas—plus beautiful grounds and Frette linens. In 2010, The Colony Hotel once again was awarded the prestigious “4-Diamond” rating from AAA. Last fall it was named the recipient of the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Providencia Award, South Florida’s most prestigious annual honor recognizing excellence within the local hospitality and tourism industry.
Cost to attend Dinner & Show with Tom Wopat is $115 (Tues-Thurs) & $125 (Fri-Sat); $55 show only (Tues-Thurs) & $65 (Fri-Sat) For all cabaret performances in The Colony’s plush Royal Room, doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails with dinner seating from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A memorable three-course prix fixe dinner is offered, as well as an a la carte menu of small plates and delicious entrees and specialty desserts from Polo Steaks and Seafood. There is no service during the cabaret performance that starts at 8:30 p.m. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean. To make reservations, people should call the hotel box-office at 561-659-8100.