Robert R. Blume News

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Comes to Stage 72 for Five Shows This August; Preps for Tour, Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

'On Kentucky Avenue,' the musical revue about the fabled Atlantic City nightclub Club Harlem which reigned supreme in Atlantic City in the years before the casinos came into vogue, has announced that it will be presented for five performances in August at Stage 72/The Triad in preparation for a tour and Broadway production in 2015. (more...)

Casts of BRIDGES, BEAUTIFUL Among Performers for 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards; Christian Borle, Diane Paulus and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Presenters and musical performances have been announced for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards, taking place Sunday, June 1st at The Town Hall. Presenters and performers for this year's Drama Desk Awards include: Christian Borle, Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, Sutton Foster, Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Julie Halston, Tracey Letts, Judy Kuhn, Marge Champion, Liz Larsen, Diane Paulus, John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask, Jane Greenwood, David Korins, Marin Ireland, Sam Gold, Oliver Butler, Joe Masteroff, David Byrne, Leigh Silverman, Joshua Henry, Rachael Bay Jones, Sydney Lucas, Jessie Mueller, Steven Pasquale, and Kyle Riabko. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Set for Stage72, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

On Sunday, May 25th @ 3pm The Triad/Stage72, 158 West 72nd Street, hosts an encore performance of On Kentucky Avenue: The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue - an homage to the now defunct historical "Club Harlem," a performance venue, which hosted all "the greats" such as Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. On Kentucky Avenue stars Broadway and recording artist Ty Stephens (Sophisticated Ladies), Cheryl Freeman ("The Acid Queen" from The Who's Tommy), recording artist Andricka Hall, Jeree Wade as 'Damita Jo' and Lee Summers (Original Dreamgirls) as comedian 'Slappy Black.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 Drama Desk Awards Reception- Nominees Get Candid!
by Linda Lenzi - May 09, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced last month at 54 Below, and earlier this week, the honorees appeared at the 2014 Drama Desk Nominees Reception. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a collection of candids of the stars at the big event! (more...)

59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Set for June 1 at The Town Hall; Nominations to be Announced in April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today. Shugart is the Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Adds Three Additional Performances in March at Stage 72/The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Due to excellent reviews and increased audience support, ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, the musical revue based loosely on fact and mostly fiction about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'on Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, has added three performances to its schedule at STAGE 72/THE TRIAD, 158 West 72nd Street. The additional performances have been added on Tuesday, March 11, at 8 PM; Sunday, March 16, at 7pm and Thursday, March 27, at 7 PM. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Set for Superbowl Sunday Matinee at Stage 72
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

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! (more...)

59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Set for June 1 at The Town Hall; Nominations to be Announced in April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today. Shugart is the Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. (more...)

Stage 72/The Triad Changes Performance Schedule of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE to No Longer Conflict with Super Bowl, 2/2-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

In order to avoid conflict with the Super Bowl on Sunday evening, February 2, the producers of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, the musical revue based loosely on fact and mostly fiction about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'on Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, has changed its three performance schedule at STAGE 72/THE TRIAD, 158 West 72nd Street. The new schedule is as follows: Sunday, Feb, 2, at 3PM, Monday, Feb, 3 at 7pm and Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 PM. The shows are being presented as part of Black History Month celebration. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Revue to Begin Performances 2/2 at Stage 72
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, a musical revue based loosely on fact and mostly fiction about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'on Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, will make its NYC commercial stage debut at STAGE72/THE TRIAD, 158 West 72nd Street, on Sunday, February 2, with performances at 3pm and 7pm and Monday, February 3 at 7pm in honor of Black History Month. (more...)

ME AND JEZEBEL Off-Broadway Revival Opens Tonight at Snapple Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Drew Friedman, in association with Robert R. Blume (Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards) will present the 20th anniversary, off-Broadway revival of Elizabeth Fuller's international hit comedy ME AND JEZEBEL, a play based on a true story about the irascible queen of Hollywood, Bette Davis. Previews began Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 8PM and the official opening is tonight, July 24, 2013 at 8PM at the Snapple Theater Center (210 West 50th St.), in Manhattan. Mark S. Graham directs. (more...)

ME AND JEZEBEL Off-Broadway Revival Begins Tonight at Snapple Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

Drew Friedman, in association with Robert R. Blume (Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards) will present the 20th anniversary, off-Broadway revival of Elizabeth Fuller's international hit comedy ME AND JEZEBEL, a play based on a true story about the irascible queen of Hollywood, Bette Davis. Previews Begin tonight, July 17, 2013 at 8PM and the official opening is on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 8PM at the Snapple Theater Center (210 West 50th St.), in Manhattan. Mark S. Graham directs. (more...)

ME AND JEZEBEL Off-Broadway Revival to Play Snapple Theaer Center, Begin. 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Drew Friedman, in association with Robert R. Blume (Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards) will present the 20th anniversary, off-Broadway revival of Elizabeth Fuller's international hit comedy ME AND JEZEBEL, a play based on a true story about the irascible queen of Hollywood, Bette Davis. Previews Begin Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 8PM and the official opening is on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 8PM at the Snapple Theater Center (210 West 50th St.), in Manhattan. Mark S. Graham directs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet All the 2012-13 Drama Desk Award Winners!
by Linda Lenzi - May 20, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk took place last night, May 19th at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). Check out photos below straight from the press room of all the night's winners! (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. (more...)

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards Will Take Place 5/19; Jan Maxwell, John Lloyd Young to Announce Nominations 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall, it was announced today by Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com, which will present the awards ceremony. Shugart is managing Executive Producer of Drama Desk Awards. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. The President of Drama Desk is Isa Goldberg. (more...)

Club Harlem Revue, ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, Makes NYC Debut at Laurie Beechman Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2012

On Kentucky Avenue, a musical revue based loosely on fact and mostly fiction about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'on Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, will make its New York city debut at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street, tonight, December 8, at 2 PM. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE a Musical Revue Debuts at Laurie Beechman Theater, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2012

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, a musical revue based loosely on fact and mostly fiction about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'On Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, will make its New York city debut at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street, today, December 8, at 2 PM. (more...)

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