- Published on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 06:32
- Written by Ron Forman
I recently did a radio tribute to the team of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. With Eydie now retired, I mused about whether there was a team performing currently who could take their place in providing an evening of Great Amercan Songbook material surrounded by friendly and funny interplay between the two performers. When the twin brothers Will and Anthony Nunziata started singing Steve Allen’s This Could Be The Start of Something Big, it occurred to me that although the genders do not match, these two very talented young men might fill the bill. The Nunziatas opened last night at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency for a one-week stay with their new show Make Someone Happy.
The show celebrates the release of their new CD, with a selection of songs from the CD with roots in Broadway, Hollywood and Italy. The brothers show their adeptness at two part harmony with a medley of When The Saints Go Marching In, Lullabye of Broadway and Brotherhood of Man. Will and Anthony display their individual talents with Anthony’s solo treatment of O Sole Mio and Will’s Pure Imagnation. Their closing numbers, a tribute to Leslie Bricusse and the under rated Anthony Newley, was done beautifully with the Nunziatas singing separately and then in perfect harmony.
Will and Anthony Nunziata will appear nightly at 8 PM until Saturday July 14 at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency 540 Park Avenue.