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Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne At The Green Room 42 For Encore Performance 10/20

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Vivian Reed in an encore performance of her centennial tribute to entertainment icon Lena Horne on Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 PM. The evening is back by popular demand after the first show at the venue on Horne's birthday this summer. Reed, the two-time Tony Award-nominated, multi-award winning Broadway star and concert artist will offer high-energy, fearless renditions of Lena classics such as "Stormy Weather," "The Lady is a Tramp," "A Fine Romance," "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face" and "On A Wonderful Day Like Today." She is accompanied by conductor James Davis on piano, with Kenny Davis on bass, Don Tipton on guitar and Damon Duewhite on drums.

The evening honoring Lena Horne received rave reviews when it was introduced to New York earlier this season. According to All About Jazz, "she balances scintillating wit and inspiration-both hallmarks of her artistry." Times Square Chronicles calls the show "an exciting and emotional evening of music and conversation." Cabaret Scenes said "she performed an extremely emotional 'Stormy Weather' that showed off her truly remarkable range, and received a standing ovation from the overflow crowd." The Broadway Blog simply exclaimed "Don't miss it!" When the show premiered in Pittsburgh earlier this year, the Pittsburgh Courier raved "full of sass, jazz, soul and a deep down homegirl style, Reed has a unique ability to take her fans back to the time when music told a story of love, pain, strength and joy. Taking the stage in true star power, Reed took on an in-depth glimpse into the life of Horne."

Vivian's recent album "Standards and More" - available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby - includes unique arrangements of eternal standards by Billy Strayhorn ("Take the A Train"), Rodgers & Hart ("My Funny Valentine") and Cole Porter ("Just One of Those Things") in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B.

Reed's explosive resurgence has found her headlining major concerts, including a triumph at the Edith Piaf Centennial Celebration at Town Hall with the American Pops Orchestra. These accolades follow acclaimed Town Hall appearances at The Mabel Mercer Convention and "Broadway Unplugged," in addition to the National Black Theatre Festival and the new Harold Arlen musical One For My Baby.

Vivian Reed is a passionate multi-faceted entertainer who has earned two Tony Award nominations, the Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, the NAACP Award and several others. When Vivian originally took New York by storm in the original Broadway production of Bubbling Brown Sugar, she was hailed for her "magnificent voice" by The Hollywood Reporter and her "fine dancing talent and stage electricity" by The New York Post. People heralded her one of their "25 Most Intriguing People of the Year." In the show she introduced her fiery rendition of "God Bless the Child," which has since become her signature show-stopper. Vivian subsequently starred in the show in Los Angeles and then led the world tour through England, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, France and beyond.

Her national TV appearances include "The Tonight Show," "The Today Show" and the ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live." She has shared the bill with notable performers such as Patti LaBelle, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Elaine Stritch, Alan King, Sammy Davis Jr., Quincy Jones, Ashford & Simpson and Charles Aznavour. Her film credits include Heading for Broadway, L'Africain with Catherine Deneuve and La Rumba, in which she portrayed Josephine Baker. Recently she produced and starred in the short film What Goes Around, written by Straight Outta Compton star Angela Gibbs. She captured the attention of Pierre Cardin, who booked Vivian into his theater which led to her first European TV special. She was invited by the Prince and Princess of Monaco to sing in Monte Carlo and later performed at the Top Fashion Designers Gala at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and the American Film Festival in Deauville. She has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Time, Paris Match, People, Ebony and a cover profile in Jet.

Vivian's most recent Broadway appearance was opposite Audra McDonald in Michael John LaChiusa's Marie Christine at Lincoln Center Theatre, which was nominated for six Tony Awards. She received critical acclaim in major productions of Sophisticated Ladies, Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd, Blues in the Night, High Rollers, Show Boat and Tintypes. Her recent plays include Blues for an Alabama Sky, Pork Pie and Cookin' at the Cookery. She also portrayed Lena Horne in More Than A Song with the Pittsburgh Ballet Company, directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Vivian appeared at the Lena Horne Awards honoring Rosie O'Donnell and Quincy Jones at the Ford Center in New York.

Vivian Reed will perform at The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel) on Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 PM. The cover charge is $20-60. There is no food and drink minimum. For tickets, please visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com.

THE GREEN ROOM 42 recently celebrated its one year anniversary as the theater district's premiere destination for live music and events. The space lets audiences experience shows up close and personal. During the shows, guests can enjoy Mediterranean-inspired dishes alongside signature cocktails, craft beer and wine with no food/drink minimum. Tickets can be purchased at www.TheGreenRoom42.com. The Green Room 42 is located at 570 Tenth Avenue in New York City; @TheGreenRoom42.


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