Recapturing Harlem Scene

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T. Oliver Reid will reprise the Harlem songbook of its nightclub glory days.
T. Oliver Reid will reprise the Harlem songbook of its nightclub glory days.

On Friday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m., singer and Broadway star T. Oliver Reid makes his Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) debut with his Bistro Award-winning show Drop Me Off in Harlem—a club-hopping journey through the elegant nightclubs and working-class speakeasies of 1934 Harlem, using the music of Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Andy Razaf and more as a guide.

Funny, informative and a consummate showman, Reid performs each number with the unmistakable dramatic flair of a musical theater veteran (seen most recently on Broadway in the critically acclaimed After Midnight), and provides an overview of the clubs, musicians and social context of the music. As he says in his show, “In 1934, on a Saturday night in New York City, if you were boozin’ and jazzin’, you were doing it in Harlem.”

Reid’s passion for music has led him to share the stage with some of Broadway’s top performers including Robert Goulet, Jane Krakowski, Blythe Danner and Bryan Stokes Mitchell.

AUPC is at 1 South Ave., Garden City. Cost $25-$30. Call 516-877-4000 or visit aupac.adelphi.edu.

—Submitted by AUPAC

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