Vivian Reed News

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of COOKIN! - A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, 5/12-13 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present free staged readings of "Cookin! - A Taste of Things to Come," a new musical by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, with musical direction by Gillian Berkowitz. Directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!), the readings will be held on Monday, May 12th at 1pm & 4pm and Tuesday, May 13th at 4pm at St. Luke's Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VIVIAN REED Signs, Seals and Delivers a Soulful and Powerful Performance at 54 Below
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 03, 2014

In the late '70s, Vivian Reed captured a Tony Award nomination and won a Drama Desk Award for her work in the Broadway musical Bubbling Brown Sugar, and although Reed has delivered some critically-acclaimed work in the many years since (a Tony nomination for the 1992 musical The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club and a star turn in the revue Three Mo' Divas), during the last decade she had gone and stayed away too long, mainly to take care of her ailing mother. Last November, she dipped a toe in the New York nightclub waters, producing a one-night show at 54 Below that was highly praised and offered hints of great things to come. But this past Monday night—the first of what will ultimately be a four-show run of “An Evening With Vivian Reed” (the next three dates are April 14, May 20 and June 19)—this performing powerhouse established her return in earnest. With Reed's still expressive voice tackling musical genres ranging from R & B to Jazz to Great American Songbook standards to Gospel (even a dash of Opera), her electric and passionate show was cabaret/nightclub performing as revival meeting in more ways than one. Reed is not only reviving her singing career, she is inspiring impassioned converts at the same time. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Aaron Lazar & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Company Freak, Jesus on the Mainline, Storm Large and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Looking ahead at Joe's Pub at The Public, now, March 24, through April 6, performances will feature: VINCENT D'ONOFRIO & DANA LYN - TRANS FORMATIVE: AN EVENING OF SONGS THAT PROPEL US - PT WALKLEY - UBU SINGS UBU - CHARLES YANG - COMPANY FREAK - JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND - BRIDGET EVERETT - NEVER SLEEP ALONE - MATES OF STATE - JESUS ON THE MAINLINE / NATALIE CRESSMAN - CARMEN SOUZA - SUSANNA - KYRA MILLER - THE STRAY BIRDS - BEN WATT W/ BERNARD BUTLER - ROY NATHANSON & SOTTO VOCE - STORM LARGE - THE LOSERS LOUNGE - CHAMPAGNE JERRY - ISLE OF KLEZBOS and EARL DAX & FRIENDS. Details below! (more...)

Joe's Pub Announces Indie/Pop/Rock Offerings for March-May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

At Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming indie/pop/rock offerings for March-May 2014. Check out full details below! (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell and Holly Hunter, Benji Hughes, Mates of State and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Looking ahead at Joe's Pub at The Public, performances running today, March 18, through March 30 include: A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN - JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL & HOLLY HUNTER - PAUL LOREN - FIRST ANNUAL FEMINIST BALL - FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014: SONIA OLLA's TIEMPO AL AIRE - MOBY DICK, PART III: THE BALLAD OF PIP - ARBOREA W/ CASSANDRA JENKINS - THE HOT SARDINES - BENJI HUGHES - FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014: SILVIA PEREZ CRUZ & RAUL FERNANDEZ REFREE's CRUZ MIRO - FUEL FANDANGO - OUR LADY J - VINCENT D'ONOFRIO & DANA LYN - TRANS FORMATIVE: AN EVENING OF SONGS THAT PROPEL US - PT WALKLEY - UBU SINGS UBU - CHARLES YANG - COMPANY FREAK - JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND - BRIDGET EVERETT - NEVER SLEEP ALONE - MATES OF STATE - JESUS ON THE MAINLINE / NATALIE CRESSMAN - CARMEN SOUZA. Details below! (more...)

Vivian Reed to Play 54 BELOW, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

After packing the club at 254 E. 54 Street to the rafters in a quick sellout last November, the multi-award-winning singer, actress and dancer Vivian Reed performs an encore presentation of her passionate and powerful vocal stylings in unique arrangements of an eclectic lineup of R&B, jazz, gospel and musical theater songs. (more...)

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert, Jeff Daniels, Judy Kaye, Beth Leavel & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

This March, April and May at 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

BWW TV: Vivian Reed & Deborah Cox Talk THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre and The Countess of Storyville, present a developmental workshop of the new musical by Martin Silvestri (music), Joel Higgins (lyrics) and R.M. Cohen (book). This epic story of lust, love, mystery and murder will begin performances on February 12, 2014 at The Peter J. Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) and continue through February 15. Lynne Taylor-Corbett directs. The show's stars, Vivian Reed and Deborah Cox chatted with BroadwayWorld about the production and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE's Meet & Greet with Deborah Cox and Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre and The Countess of Storyville, LLC will present a developmental workshop of the new musical by Martin Silvestri (music), Joel Higgins (lyrics) and R.M. Cohen (book). This epic story of lust, love, mystery and murder will begin performances on February 12, 2014 at The Peter J. Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) and continue through February 15. Lynne Taylor-Corbett directs. Below, check out a look back at the cast's meet and greet and first rehearsal earlier this week! (more...)

Vivian Reed, Deborah Cox & More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Countess of Storyville, LLC has announced complete casting for its upcoming developmental workshop of The Countess of Storyville, a new musical by Martin Silvestri (music), Joel Higgins (lyrics) andR.M. Cohen (book). This epic story of lust, love, mystery and murder will begin performances on February 12, 2014 at The Peter J. Sharp Theatre(416 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) and continue through February 15. Lynne Taylor-Corbett directs. (more...)

Deborah Cox to Lead Amas Musical Theatre's COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE Workshop, 2/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Countess of Storyville, LLC will present a developmental workshop of The Countess of Storyville, a new musical by R.M. Cohen (book), Martin Silvestri (music), and Joel Higgins (lyrics). This epic story of lust, love, mystery and murder will feature Tony Award nominee Vivian Reed and Grammy Award nominee Deborah Cox leading a cast of 23. Performances are set to begin on February 12, 2014 at The Peter J. Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) and continue through February 14. Lynne Taylor-Corbett directs. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Katie Rose Clarke & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Gives Performance Preview at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Nov 07, 2013

Multi-award-winning singer, actress & dancer Vivian Reed presents her passionate and powerful vocal stylings in unique arrangements of an eclectic lineup of R&B, jazz, gospel and musical theater songs. Through selections from her critically acclaimed Broadway performance inBubbling Brown Sugar, as well as from Three Mo' Divas, her concerts and international nightclub appearances, the two-time Tony Award nominee - who is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award, among others - pays tribute to the people who have had a profound effect on her career. Accompanied by two pianists, a bassist, a drummer and two background singers, her high-energy show also features special guests and a salute to Harold Arlen, with a preview of songs from One for My Baby, a new musical in progress. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from her special performance preview below! (more...)

Joanna Gleason, Adam Pascal, Sierra Boggess, Jeff Daniels and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

This November, December and January, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Robin de Jesus, Jarrod Spector & More Preview 54 Below Shows!
by Walter McBride - Oct 23, 2013

Tony Award winning director, lyricist and creator of the upcoming 54 Below revue 'Something Funny's Going On: A Cabarevue,' Martin Charnin (11/3 & 17), Robin de Jesus (11/24-25), Vivian Reed (11/11), Jarrod Spector (10/27-11/17), and Lee Roy Reems (11/10) all gathered at 54 Below earlier today to preview their upcoming shows. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Cast of FIRST DATE, Joanna Gleason & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Sarah Rice, Marni Nixon & More Set for SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

Following an unprecedented thirty-one show run, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, the acclaimed and award-winning cabaret series, continues on Sunday, October 20 at 7pm at 54 Below. Sondheim Unplugged is currently celebrating the third year of it's smash run, having begun this journey of celebrating Sondheim in July of 2010. (more...)

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