CHICAGO - The Goodman Theatre invites everyone to take a journey through 1960s Chicago and the Latin music scene in Teatro Vista's "La Havana Madrid."
The play is so popular it's been extended from July 21 - August 20, 2017. The show is a musical experience bringing the iconic La Havana Madrid north side nightclub back to life. Luis "Witto" Aloma, a Cuban-born player for the Chicago White Sox, opened the club in the early 1960s to create a place for his Cuban friends to drink coffee and play cards and dominoes.
La Havana Madrid was inspired by true stories of Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian immigrants who found refuge in the nightclub. Songs are performed live on stage every night with help from Colombian-American musician Roberto "Carpacho" Marin and his band of 30 years, Carpacho y Su Super Combo and the show's eight member cast. One of the stars of the show, Mike Oquendo who plays the role of Tony Quintana, joined ABC 7 to talk about La Havana Madrid and it's important history for Chicago.
La Havana Madrid at Goodman Theatre
July 21 - August 20, 2017
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
Address: 170 N. Dearborn St.
Admission/ Ticket Prices: $30-$50
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