Vocalist Keith A. Dames & Pianist Lafayette Harris Jr. in
Homage To Eleanora: A Musical Journey Through The Billie Holiday Songbook.
With Special Guest Vocalist Fran Jaye & Steph Walker...Performing Billie's Holiday's Own Compositions.
"What does make this show spectacular is the many wonderful song and dance numbers, brilliantly executed on a very small stage in an intimate club. In fact On Kentucky Avenue uses all of the Triad Theater (Stage 72) space, with showgirls prancing down the aisle and on occasion interacting with members of the audience." - Paulanne Simmons, Theater Pizzazz
"It is the effervescent, revue-formatted display of talent that makes the production. Ty Stephens made a dynamic MC and singer, with Cheryl Freeman and Andricka Hall tops in the vocal department. Jeree White was also spotlighted as a guest star performing as Damita Jo." - William Wolf, Wolf Entertainment Guide
"Talents include singers Ty Stephens, Cheryl Freeman and Andricka Hall (caught in a love triangle with Stephens, who plays Ivan, the club's singing emcee) and guest star Jeree Wade, who co-created the show. Lightening up the love-complications (which never interfere with non-stop singing and costume changes by Stephens and Pearl Williams), is comedian Lee Summers "Slappy Black" (a nod to the real-life Slappy White, who played the club)." - Dr. Sue
ON KENTUCKY AVENUE - The Club Harlem Revue takes place in a time, before the Casinos took over Atlantic City, when nightclubbing was in vogue with leggy showgirls, hysterical comedians, and great singers & dancers.
The most famous of the clubs on the musical street known as Kentucky Avenue was the Club Harlem. It was thought of as a "black Copacabana" and featured the major black talent of the era with flair, fashion and fantastic stage shows from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
This revue is set during the Club Harlem dress rehearsal for opening night of the 1969 season. Within our fictional show, there is a love triangle between the MC, the lead showgirl, and the featured female singer. The show features an original score true to the era, interspersed with classic songs from the 60s, and captures the feel and aura of the club, based on experiences of Adam and Jeree Wade who performed there during different eras 30 years apart.
ON KENTUCKY AVENUE is presented by Robert R. Blume, Songbirds Unlimited Productions, Peter Martin/Rick Newman in association with J.R. Knauf, Marshall N. Warner, Marya Coburn & Step Forward Entertainment. Jazz producing legend, Cobi Narita is Associate Producer.
The show stars Ty Stephens, Cheryl Freeman, Andricka Hall and features Lee Summers as comedian Slappy Black with special guest artist, Jeree Wade as singer, Damita Jo. Also appearing are Dancers (in alphabetical order) Adam Bourque, Brian Davis, Donna Clark, Gregory J. Hanks, Mindy Haywood, Cassandra Palacio and Renee Ternier. The Musicians are Frank Owens, Wilbur Bascomb, Richard Cummings, Jr. and Damon Duewhite.
The show concept was written & developed by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens. Original music is by Ty Stephens, Frank Owens, Branice McKenzie, Wilbur Bascomb, Adam Wade and Jeree Wade. The Musical Direction is by Frank Owens. The Choreography is by Ty Stephens with Swing Dance Choreography by Mickey Davidson. Showgirl Consultant is Betty Jo and Creative Consultant is Russ Weatherford. Costumes created by Ty Stephens and Pearl Williams. Paulette Clark is the Assistant Production Manager. Les Schecter is the show's publicist.
In her new one woman show, Rachel York celebrates her love of singing and performing in a delightful evening of stories and song. She includes numbers made famous by early inspirations, favorite show tunes from her Broadway career, jazz standards from her album (Let's Fall in Love), and a few fun surprises that will touch your heart in a special way.
This is Rachel York up close and personal.
Tickets for the one year anniversary show are $60 (which include unlimited bubbles from 9:30pm-11:30pm). The evening will feature broadway baby Ariana DeBose seen on Broadway in "Motown The Musical" "Bring It On" and Fox's hit show "So You Think You Can Dance." Singer and songwriter Dina Fanai who has performed throughout the world with the platinum selling arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Also taking the stage will be stunning Burlesque Star Puss n' Boots.
With songs ranging from the Tin Pan Alley era to the Golden Age of Broadway to today's pop charts, the show puts a modern twist on the old school, illicit speakeasy. Choreography by Kimberly Schafer. Cocktail wear is encouraged and audience members are asked to come dressed in their best 1920's attire.
Musical numbers include "Steppin Out (With My Baby)" by Irving Berlin; "Ray Of Light" (Madonna); "Young and Beautiful" (Lana De Rey); "Proud Mary" (Tina Turner)
Master of Ceremonies -- "Official Hank" Stampfl is a veteran of the North American Broadway tour of Evita, Kander and Ebb's Cabaret, as well as Hello, Dolly starring Sally Struthers. His latest release, a pop/dance CD produced by Heather Holley (Christina Aguilera), features such songs as "Life On Stage," "Know Me" featuring Richie Rich, and "Feel Good."
Speakeasy Moderne will play STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street) on Saturday, March 22 at 10pm. Tickets are $20 for entrance or $60 VIP (which includes open bar from 10pm-2am) and can be purchased online at http://speakeasynyc.bpt.me
A party you'll never forget!
Critic's Pick - Time Out NY
VALENTINE'S DAY SHOW
Friday, February 14th
HOSTED BY SHELLY WATSON
"Over the top soprano of considerable charm" NY TIMES
"The Girl with the 44DD Brain"
"The sultry Siren of Burlesque"
"A jiggling Genius" NY DAILY NEWS
DANGRRR DOLL &
CHRISTOPHER BOUSQUET! A Duet!
World Champion trick roper
"A hula-hooping demon"
"1920's tap-dancing sensation"
Miss Coney Island
THE NYC BURLESQUE CHOIR
Tickets are $49.00 for premium seating, and $39.00 for general seating
For more information, please vist: www.GothamBurlesque.com
Please note that Stage 72 has a two drink minimum (cash only)
24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006
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Stage 72 at THE TRIAD, 158 w72nd 2nd floor (above Sevens Turkish Grill)
half a block from the 1,2,3 train between Amsterdam and Columbus
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THE TRIAD has a 2 drink minimum and they only accept cash for drinks (there are ATMs nearby) <br>
<b> BAWDY IS A SELL OUT SHOW SO ADVANCED SEATING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: A Limited number of seats are sometimes available at the door the night of the show but are on a first come first serve basis and are $35 (cash only) regardless of which section is available. </b>
- Born in Brooklyn, blind, youngest of ten children
- Master's degree (Voice) and Master's in Music Education from Manhattan School of Music
- Master's degree in Social Work from Hunter College
- Recently retired after 40 years of employment and service to New York State
- Started her own company "Chocolate Diva Enterprises" to help others
John McDaniel, Music Director (Rosie O'Donnell TV Show)
Jeff Denman, Director (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Original Broadway Cast)
Peggy Eason is represented by Michael Putman Estwanik www.searchlightsnyc.com
BDAFS recently premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, garnering a 5 Star Review from EdinburghGuide before moving to the St. James Theater in London for a successful limited run. The response from theater-goers and media outlets has been phenomenal:
*****5 Stars EdinburghGuide
"This punchy performance paints an honest and insightful picture of the hard work behind the casual glamour of the era's publicity shots" The Scotsman
"Sherr - who bears a striking resemblance to Davis captures the tenacity of a woman who had to fight for her career and two Oscars."-The Scotsman
BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES is a powerful one-woman show starring Jessica Sherr and directed by Antony Raymond. Taking place on the night of the 1939 Academy Awards, Davis finds out that she will lose the Oscar to Vivien Leigh, so she decides to leave the ceremony. What follows is an internal dialogue of Davis' memories, filled with historically accurate details and piercing insight into the struggle of the actress who wouldn't fit into the mold of the stereotypical Hollywood ingenue. An official selection of the New York Fringe Festival, this is a spirited portrayal of a box-office icon and powerful woman. See what happens when someone who always wants to win...loses.
$18 tickets plus 2-drink minimum for this venue.
"One of the funniest shows you'll ever see!" - NBC
"A great party!" - Chicago Tribune
"A Hoot! - Boston Globe
"Roisterous & Boisterous" - L.A. TImes
Tickets: $30.00 / 2-drink minimum (cash only)
by Jenny Lyn Bader
A Staged Reading, directed by Dan Whitten
Featuring: Arlo Hill and Samantha Massell
Seventeen-year-old Jamie, A sophisticated New York City private school student, answers the door one day expecting her drug dealer-- and instead finds her SAT tutor, Clark. Things degenerate from there. First Jamie tries to get out of being tutored, and then she tries to cut a deal with Clark. He doesn't have much sympathy for her plight. They clash right away and seem to have very different values and priorities. But as the play progresses, Jamie and Clark negotiate an unusual pact. Soon enough, all the snap judgments these two have made about each other get thrown out the window, and they'll both be surprised by what they learn.
"A teen comedy, urban satire, intellectual caper and romance, all rolled into one... Plenty of charm and smarts!" -Time Out