Garden City, NY - October 14, 2015 - Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is proud to present the acclaimed singer and Broadway star T. Oliver Reid with his Bistro Award-winning show, Drop Me Off in Harlem—a theatrical one-man revue that takes us on a club-hopping journey through the elegant nightclubs and working-class speakeasies of 1934 Harlem. The concert will take place on Friday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. on the Westermann Stage of the Concert Hall at 1 South Ave, Garden City, NY. The program will consist of music by Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Andy Razaf and more.
Reid performs each number with the unmistakable dramatic flair of a musical theater veteran 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.”
T. Oliver Reid brings a lifelong love of musical theater to the stage with such Broadway credits as Chicago, Kiss Me Kate, Follies, Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Cage Aux Folles, Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, After Midnight and the 25th anniversary concert of Dreamgirls. Winner of the Metropolitan Room’s 2010 Metrostar Challenge, he was also a featured artist in the 21st New York Cabaret Convention the same year. His 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, to name a few.
The New York Times Stephen Holden accurately describes T. Oliver Reid’s voice as “wistfulness of his tone and the smoothness of his delivery are all his own” and “vulnerability is a quality that most male singers measure out in teaspoons. But for T. Oliver Reid, it isn’t a discreetly added emotional flavoring to a love song; it is its essence”. For additional information on Reid, visit toliverreid.com.
Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $30/$25, with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. For more information about all events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, visit online. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or via email. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1-6 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.
About Adelphi University
New York’s Adelphi University is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university where students succeed by gaining the skills, knowledge and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society. Today, nearly 8,000 students from 38 states and 46 countries pursue degrees in person and online through Adelphi’s eight distinguished schools and programs—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the Honors College, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, the College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work. Chartered in 1896, Adelphi is known for offering a personalized education—one is which students are mentored by talented and committed faculty members and readily find opportunities to initiate, innovate, explore and understand. With dynamic learning hubs on Long Island, in Manhattan and in the Hudson Valley, Adelphi serves communities, both regionally and globally, through the research and practice of its faculty, the collaborative initiatives undertaken by its centers and programs, the staging of distinguished cultural events and, most essentially, the education of future leaders and informed citizens.