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ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Set for Superbowl Sunday Matinee at Stage 72

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Set for Superbowl Sunday Matinee at Stage 72

There's still time to buy good tickets to see ON KENTUCKY AVENUE on Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3 PM at Stage 72/Triad, 152 West 72nd Street in Manhattan and get home and watch the Superbowl on TV in the comfort of your home at 6 PM!

That's an entertainment double-header that would please any family - an exciting afternoon of great music and dancing by a superlative cast, followed by an evening at home with your loved ones watching two brilliant football teams working their magic on the gridiron while you're in your warm, cozy living rooms dining on great, affordable food of your choice along with friends and/or family! What a deal! And think f all the money you will be saving!

Tickets for On Kentucky Avenue are $55, $45, $35 each with a 2-drink minimum. And Tickets can be ordered 24/7 from Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006 or online at Doors open at 2:30 PM, 1/2 hour before curtain. All Tickets will be at Will Call.

Of course if you choose not to see the Superbowl Sunday matinee performance of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, you will have two additional opportunities to see this musical at Stage 72/Triad on Monday, Feb. 3, at 7 PM or on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 PM.

This new musical, created by Jeree Wade and written by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens, has been in development for the past 2 1/2 years, and is presented by Robert R. Blume, Songbirds Unlimited Productions, Peter Martin/Rick Newman in association with J.R. Knauf, Marshall N. Warner, Marya Coburn and Cobi Narita. Adam Wade is the Director and Ty Stephens is Choreographer.

The show stars Ty Stephens, Cheryl Freeman, Andricka Hall and features Lee Summers as The Comedian, and Jeree Wade as singer Damita Jo. Also appearing are Dancers (in alphabetical order): Adam Bourque, Donna Clark, Brian Davis, Gregory J. Hanks, Mindy Haywood, Cassandra Palacio and Renee Ternier. The on stage live band features Frank Owens on piano, Wilbur Bascomb on bass, Damon Duewhite on drums and Richard Cummings, Jr. on synthesizer.

The Original music is by Ty Stephens, Frank Owens, Branice McKenzie, Wilbur Bascomb, Adam Wade and Jeree Wade. The Musical Direction is by Frank Owens. Musical Supervisor is Wilbur Bascomb and Music Archivist/Conductor is Richard Cummings, Jr. Swing Dance Choreography is by Mickey Davidson. The Associate Choreographer is Donna Clark. Showgirl Consultant is Betty Jo (original Club Harlem showgirl) and Creative Consultant is Russ Weatherford. Costumes were created by Ty Stephens and Pearl Williams. Production Manager is Pearl Williams and Assistant Production Manager is Paulette Clark.

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 and 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 starred the major black talent of the era in fantastic stage shows that had flair and fashion from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE 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 that is true to the era, interspersed with classic songs from the 60s. The show captures the feel and aura of the club, based on the personal experiences of Adam and Jeree Wade who performed there during different eras - 30 years apart -- and were witnesses to much of the backstage intrigues that took place nightly. The musical features a hot band, beautiful showgirls, exciting dance numbers, humor, tears and laughs, as well as a poignant love story, performed to an original score true to the era as well as hit songs from that same era!

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