Atlantic City's Famed Club Harlem Will Be Celebrated Uptown

News   Atlantic City's Famed Club Harlem Will Be Celebrated Uptown On Kentucky Avenue, a celebration of Atlantic City's iconic Club Harlem, known as "the black Copacabana," will be performed at the Aaron Davis Hall on the City College of New York campus for three shows only. Performances will run Feb. 27-28.

On Kentucky Avenue, created by Jeree Wade, is directed by Adam Wade, with musical direction by Frank Owens and choreography by Ty Stephens, who co-stars with Cheryl Freeman and Andricka Hall. Lee Summers is featured as comedian Slappy Black, after real-life comedian Slappy White, who performed frequently at Club Harlem. Wade also makes a special appearance as Damita Jo, another frequent guest performer at Club Harlem.

Cheryl Freeman, Ty Stephens and Andricka Hall
Cheryl Freeman, Ty Stephens and Andricka Hall Photo by David James

According to press notes, "The revue takes place on a single day and night during the Club Harlem dress rehearsal for opening night of the 1969 season. Within the 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."

Tickets are available online at adhatccny.org/tickets/ or by calling (212) 650-6900.

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