by BWW News Desk - 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." (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returns To CCCA With Showcase Of Black Nightlife And Entertainment In 1960s AmericaON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returns To CCCA With Showcase Of Black Nightlife And Entertainment In 1960s America
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

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. (more...)

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. (more...)

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. (more...)

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. (more...)

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. (more...)

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. (more...)

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! (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returning to City College Center for the Arts, 2/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 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 on Friday, February 19, for a three-day encore engagement. The show, which shines a red-hot spotlight on a little-known piece of Black history and a famed club that came out of the segregation era, 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. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, Starring Ty Stephens, Brings Atlantic City Back to The Triad This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Today, January 16th at 2pm, Sunday, January 17th and Monday, January 18th at 7pm, ON KENTUCKY AVENUE: The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue returns to The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, Starring Ty Stephens, to Bring Atlantic City Back to The Triad Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

On Saturday January 16th at 2pm, Sunday, January 17th and Monday, January 18th at 7pm, ON KENTUCKY AVENUE: The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue returns to The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at 'ON KENTUCKY AVENUE', Returning to City College This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

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 on Friday, 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! (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE to Return to Stage 72 for One Night Only This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The critically acclaimed musical revue On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Club Harlem, starring Tony nominee Brenda Braxton and recording artists Ty Stephens and Rosalind Brown, will return to its original theatrical home, Stage 72/The Triad (158 West 72nd Street), for one performance only on Sunday, August 23, at 7 PM. (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Star in ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Encore at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The Triad will host an encore performance of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE: THE ATLANTIC CITY CLUB HARLEM REVUE on Sunday, August 23rd at 7pm at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street. (more...)

Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton Headlines ON KENTUCKY AVENUE at Triad/Stage72, Now thru 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

On Tuesdays, today, December 2nd and 9th, Wednesday December 3rd @ 7pm, 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.' Club Harlem was an Atlantic City venue, which hosted all 'the greats' such as Nancy Wilson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ella Fitzgerald and many more. (more...)

Brenda Braxton & Jenny Douglas Join ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Cast for Special Engagement at Stage 72 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Tony Award nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Café) and recording artist Jenny Douglas will co-star with Ty Stephens in a special three-performance engagement of On Kentucky Avenue -- The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue (www.onkentuckyavenue.com), at Stage 72/The Triad tonight, Dec. 2 and Dec 3 and 9 at 7 PM. (more...)

Brenda Braxton & Jenny Douglas Join ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Cast for Special Engagement at Stage 72, 12/02-9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

'On Kentucky Avenue -- The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue' has been presented three or four times a month periodically since February at Stage 72/The Triad, with Cheryl Freeman, Andricka Hall and Ty Stephens co-starring, Because Freeman and Hall both had previous commitments in December and were unable to perform when Stage 72 scheduled three additional performances of 'On Kentucky Avenue' on December 2, 3 and 9 at 7 PM, the producers feel fortunate that they have been able to replace them for these added performances with Tony nominee Brenda Braxton and recording artist Jenny Douglas. (more...)

Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton to Headline ON KENTUCKY AVENUE at Triad/Stage72, 12/02-09
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2014

On Tuesdays, December 2nd and 9th, Wednesday December 3rd @ 7pm, 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." Club Harlem was an Atlantic City venue, which hosted all "the greats" such as Nancy Wilson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ella Fitzgerald and many more. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE to Play Added Performances at Stage 72 This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE lives on at STAGE 72/THE TRIAD! The newly revised musical revue, a fictional story 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 been extended for three Sunday performances on Sept. 7 (3 PM), 14 (3 PM) and 21 (7 PM). Created by Jeree Wade, who performed at the legendary nightclub and who appears in this production as one of its most popular singers Damita Jo, the production focuses on a fictional love triangle, based loosely on fact, between the club's emcee and two of its leading ladies. (more...)

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