135th Street and Convent Ave. (Hamilton Heights)
New York, NY 10031
Phone: 212- 868-4444
Description: WHERE AND WHEN July 26 to August 19, 2012 Presented by New Haarlem Arts Theatre Aaron Davis Hall (Theater B), 135th Street and Convent Ave. (Hamilton Heights) Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:00 PM, matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM. $30 general admission, $25 seniors, $15 students; $10 with CUNY ID. Opening night tickets July 28 at 7:00 PM are $100 (includes performance and reception; evening dress suggested). Company's website: www.newhaarlemartstheatre.org Box office SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com Running time: 2:30 with intermission. Critics are invited on or after the JULY 28 (7:00 PM show). SUBWAYS #1 to 137th Street; C train to 135th Street or A, D to 145th Street. FREE PARKING is available in the South Campus Parking Lot (enter at 133rd Street and Convent Ave.).
New Haarlem Arts Theatre, the new professional theater of CCNY, presents "Sweet Charity," music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon, in a Latino adaptation directed by Julio Agustin. America's favorite Fosse musical is re-envisioned to reflect the changing roles of Latinos in our society.
Venue Description: Ranking as one of the best complexes on a college campus, Aaron Davis Hall, a three-theater complex on the campus of the City College of New York, houses the Leonard Davis Center for the Performing Arts. The $7 million building, the only venue of its kind between Lincoln Center and uptown Manhattan, houses a 750-seat proscenium theater, a 175-seat experimental theater, and a 75-seat rehearsal studio-workshop. Used for both student and professional performances, Davis Hall hosts an array of shows year-round, including the Alvin Ailey II dancers, Macbeth, film students' productions, and stand-up comedy. In addition, the venue is used by groups like the Emerson String Quartet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Opera Ebony, and the New York City Opera. Aaron Davis Productions also hosts shows at Harlem Stage, across the street from Aaron Davis Hall. Since 1979, Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, Inc. has been one of the nation?s leading organizations dedicated to creating new works by performing artists of color. Weekend performances and workshops are specifically designed so families can experience the arts together and directly interact with the artists. The International Series program at Harlem Stage has been offering educational opportunities for 25 years. With more than 10,000 young people enrolled each year, the program offers experiences in the arts in New York City and beyond. With performances from various artists, as well as educational activities, the program instills growth in the world of performing arts.