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The Old Globe Announces 2020 Summer Season Photo The Old Globe Announces 2020 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2019

The Old Globe's 2020 Summer Season brings to Balboa Park an extraordinarily talented group of artists who will delight audiences with their unique takes on four great works of theatre. The season incudes a classic American musical, a new adaptation of a 20th century thriller, and two of Shakespeare's masterworks on our outdoor stage.

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Sweeps 46th Annual Audelco Awards With Six Wins Photo ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Sweeps 46th Annual Audelco Awards With Six Wins
by Julie Musbach - Nov 23, 2018

On Nov. 19, 2018, the 46th Annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre were held at Tribeca Performing Arts Center. On Kentucky Avenue, a new original musical created by Jeree Wade and written by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens, was nominated for 10 AUDELCO Awards, taking home a total of six, the highest number of wins for the evening, including for "Best Musical."

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returns To CCCA With Showcase Of Black Nightlife And Entertainment Photo ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returns To CCCA With Showcase Of Black Nightlife And Entertainment In 1960s America
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 25, 2018

Historic Club Harlem will roar back to life as City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) presents a special three-week return engagement of On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Famed Club Harlem at Aaron Davis Hall in New York beginning on Thursday, July 12. The show, which thrilled audiences when it premiered at Aaron Davis Hall in 2016, offers viewers a glimpse inside the celebrated nightclub that was the center of nightlife in Atlantic City's segregated Northside beginning in the 1930s. On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Famed Club Harlem was created by Jeree Wade, written by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens, and directed by Lee Summers.

Harlem Music Revue 'ON KENTUCKY AVENUE' Coming to The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Celebrate summer in New York City in July at the hugely entertaining On Kentucky Avenue: The Atlantic City, Club Harlem Musical at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street, 2nd Floor) with 7pm shows on July 11, July 12, July 13, July 14 & July 15 and a 2pm show on July 15.

Harlem Music Revue 'ON KENTUCKY AVENUE' Coming to The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Celebrate summer in New York City in July at the hugely entertaining On Kentucky Avenue: The Atlantic City, Club Harlem Musical at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street, 2nd Floor) with 7pm shows on July 11, July 12, July 13, July 14 & July 15 and a 2pm show on July 15.

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE to Celebrate Atlantic City's Club Harlem at On Stage at Kingsborough
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2016-2017 season, featuring world class artists from around the globe.

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE to Celebrate Atlantic City's Club Harlem at On Stage at Kingsborough
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2016-2017 season, featuring world class artists from around the globe.

BWW Review: Jazz Legends DUKE ELLINGTON and ELLA FITZGERALD Are Celebrated By Performing TRIPLE THREATS In Classy Style at the Friars Club
by Victoria Ordin - May 10, 2016

The spirit of jazz legends Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald (with a little Tito Puente) was palpable in the Milton Berle room at New York's Friars Club on April 25 for the second-annual production of Triple Threats. Broadway veterans (including Duke's granddaughter, Mercedes Ellington, who also co-produced the show) joined some of America's most accomplished jazz musicians to celebrate the April birthdays of the music greats and to honor those performers who sing, dance, and act at the highest levels.

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates The April Birthdays of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Tito Puente
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 26, 2016

Last night Mercedes Ellington granddaughter of Duke Ellington and president and founder of The Duke Ellington Center For The Arts along with co-producer Judi Marks hosted a Triple Threat musical celebration at the legendary Friars Club.  It was a special evening that featured performances of the music of the three giants of Jazz and BroadwayWorld was there.

Photo Flash: 'ON KENTUCKY AVENUE' Returns to City College Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Back by popular demand, ON KENTUCKY AVENUE: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Historic Club Harlem returns to City College's performing arts center Aaron Davis Hall tonight, February 19, for a three-day encore engagement. The show, which shines a red-hot spotlight on a little-known piece of Black history, is presented by the City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and Byron and Sylvia Lewis. An audience favorite, last February, the production was created by Jeree Wade and directed and written by Adam Wade with Ty Stephens. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show!

Wilbur Bascomb Videos

STAGE TUBE: 'The Littlest HAIR Fan' - Pure Joy!
by Eddie Varley - Aug 26, 2009

The title of this YouTube video simply says, 'Three year-old 'Hair' tribe member.' And that is all it needs to tell you, as this video is pure joy.

STAGE TUBE: HAIR on The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien
by Eddie Varley - Jul 14, 2009

The complete cast, all-star band and crew of HAIR (a total company of 50) traveled to Los Angeles to give a performance from the Tony Award-winning musical on NBC's 'The Tonight Show with Conan O' Brien' on their day off, Monday, July 13th.

BWW TV: Creating HAIR's Audemars Piguet TONY Clock
by Eddie Varley - Jun 8, 2009

Audemars Piguet was the presenting sponsor of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards Telecast Red Carpet on June 7th at Radio City Music Hall. Audemars Piguet, considered one of the world's finest watch manufacturers, displayed eight solid aluminum clocks along this year's red carpet.