Bubbling Brown Sugar

"Bubble took Broadway, London, Berlin and Paris by storm when it made the rounds in the late ‘70s," says Springer noting that the Broadway and London cast albums are still big sellers. He credits the production's music and choreography for its success "back then and its sure-fire appeal now.



"Bubble is a timeless tribute to the likes of Ellington, Blake, Calloway and Holiday and evokes the elegance and excitement of the legendary Cotton Club, Small's Paradise and Savoy Ballroom. It's chock full of show-stopping numbers. Who could ask for anything more?"

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017
A musician's musician, master of the guitar, the mandolin, the fiddle and several other stringed instruments, David Bromberg is a one-of-a-kind figure in popular music.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017
Vivian Reed, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist, will honor entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018
Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT) is excited to announce a Master Class with Broadway's Richard Oberacker, composer and co-lyricist/librettist of the Tony Award-winning musical Bandstand, and the musical conductor of KA by Cirque Du Soleil at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2017
Filming has been completed on writer/director Marishka S. Phillips', MELINDA, a suspense-filled short, starring Tony Award winner LaChanze in the title role.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017
Broadway musical master Danny Holgate has passed away. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017
A musician's musician, master of the guitar, the mandolin, the fiddle and several other stringed instruments, David Bromberg is a one-of-a-kind figure in popular music. He will celebrate his 72nd birthday and his new blues-rooted CD with a special performance at The Town Hall in New York City on Saturday, September 23 featuring the David Bromberg Big Band and special guest R&B singer Bettye LaVette.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017
Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
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. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The Arts and Education Council has awarded nine grants to local arts organizations who demonstrate diversity or seek to expand support of programs, leadership and access and that show promise for creative new directions in arts and cultural programming.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018
THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present VIVIAN REED in an encore performance of her centennial tribute to entertainment icon Lena Horne on Today, 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. 
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 16, 2018
Two Tony Award nominations. Drama Desk Award Winner. Obie Award Winner. Recognition from the NAACP,  Dance Education of America, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Mr. Blackwell's Best Dressed List. These are some of the many recognitions bestowed upon one of the world's most celebrated artists of cabaret: Vivian Reed.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017
Bettye Lavette and Brian Regan have just joined the King Center's 2018 lineup. Details below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017
Vivian Reed, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist, will honor entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017
Non-profit organization Blacks on Wall Street, Inc with Albridge Investors will host an invitation-only presentation of a new musical DOROTHY DANDRIDGE - HOLLYWOOD'S SEPIA GODDESS.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey begins its 56th season with its first Main Stage production, Tartuffe. Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte will direct this masterful French comedy that hasn't been seen on STNJ's stage since 2001. Renowned translator Richard Wilburbrings Moliere's witty words to brilliant life for English-speaking audiences. Veteran company member Brent Harris will play the title role and will be joined by STNJ favorites Patrick Toon and Victoria Mack, as well as two-time Tony Award nominee, Vivian Reed. Performances begin May 16.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey begins its 56th season with its first Main Stage production, Tartuffe. Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte will direct this masterful French comedy that hasn't been seen on STNJ's stage since 2001. Renowned translator Richard Wilbur brings Moliere's witty words to brilliant life for English-speaking audiences. Veteran company member Brent Harris will play the title role and will be joined by STNJ favorites Patrick Toon and Victoria Mack, as well as two-time Tony Award nominee, Vivian Reed. Performances begin May 16.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
VIVIAN REED will debut her new show "Little Bit of Soul, Little Bit of Pop" at The Green Room 42 on Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 PM. Reed is back to display her rare vocal ability to powerfully deliver songs in a variety of genres. The evening is packed with her unique arrangements of well-known music from an eclectic group of songwriters, such as Lionel Richie, Steve Winwood, Brenda Russell, Alan Jay Lerner, and Stevie Wonder. Her energy and passion are accompanied by conductor James Davis on piano, leading an all-star quintet.
by Don Grigware - Mar 6, 2019
Actress/singer/vocal coach Susan Edwards Martin, Lady Blues in Torch Song Trilogy on Broadway and star of many other musical shows, recently premiered her solo cabaret show at Upstairs at Vitello's. I reviewed the show and she was sensational.* She is taking the show to Feinstein's 54/Below in New York on March 23. Edwards Martin also has created an original show about the optimistic way she lives her life called, 'Unlimited! You'll Have the Time of Her Life!", that had a spectacular one night presentation and is currently waiting in the wings for a full production. Busy, busy, busy, Edwards also recently performed with Musical Theatre Guild as the lead in Minnie's Boys to rave reviews. Ms. Edwards Martin sat down and discussed her career thus far, and about the story behind Unlimited! You'll Have the Time of Her Life! and her latest cabaret show. Before we start to look back I always ask a few less relevant questions about musical theatre.
by Don Grigware - Mar 4, 2019
Actress/singer/vocal coach Susan Edwards Martin, Lady Blues in Torch Song Trilogy on Broadway and star of many other musical shows, recently premiered her solo cabaret show at Upstairs at Vitello's. I reviewed the show and she was sensational.* She is taking the show to Feinstein's 54/Below in New York on March 23. Edwards Martin also has created an original show about the optimistic way she lives her life called, 'Unlimited! You'll Have the Time of Her Life!", that had a spectacular one night presentation and is currently waiting in the wings for a full production. Busy, busy, busy, Edwards also recently performed with Musical Theatre Guild as the lead in Minnie's Boys to rave reviews. Ms. Edwards Martin sat down and discussed her career thus far, and about the story behind Unlimited! You'll Have the Time of Her Life! and her latest cabaret show. Before we start to look back I always ask a few less relevant questions about musical theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Award-winning playwright Andrea J. Fulton's acclaimed, AUDELCO award-winning play UGLY IS A HARD PILL will get performances in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 13 at 2pm and 6pm at the Camba Cultural Center (1958 Fulton Street, Brooklyn), presented by the 81st Precinct Community Council and the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Award-winning playwright Andrea J. Fulton's acclaimed, AUDELCO award-winning play UGLY IS A HARD PILL will get performances in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 13 at 2pm and 6pm at theCamba Cultural Center (1958 Fulton Street, Brooklyn), presented by the 81st Precinct Community Council and the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 12, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents SUSAN EDWARDS MARTIN in "THE ORIGINAL LADY BLUES OF TORCH SONG TRILOGY IS BACK IN TOWN!", on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2019
Billie Holiday: Front and Center, the acclaimed show with songs is written and performed by Sybil D. Jatta, directed by B'ANCA, and presented by Champion Club Productions. Associate producer: Linda Bronson-Abbot. Musical director: Casey McCoy.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018
Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Don Grigware - Jun 26, 2019
Clent Bowers Presents is pleased to announce FOOD FOR ALL, a dramatic fantasy musical, written, performed and produced by Broadway sensational singer, actor Clent Bowers at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival, a solo piece, directed by Sherrie Lofton. There have been four performances so far of Food For All at the Stephanie Feury Theatre in Hollywood at 5636 Melrose Avenue, a half block east of Larchmont. FOOD FOR ALL was performed on Sunday, June 8 at 2:30 pm, Friday, June 14 at 7 pm, Wednesday, June 19 at 8:30 pm, and Saturday, June 22 at 12: 30 pm. The one performance remaining will be held Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 2 pm. Running time is 60 minutes. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced').
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017
Music Theatre Wichita opens its 2017 Season, "Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre" with the 2002 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, playing June 14-18 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The first of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Thoroughly Modern Millie launches the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018
Subsequently adapted into an Oscar-nominated film, Sweet Charity is a modern Broadway classic following the trials and tribulations of Charity Hope Valentine (played by Trehearn).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced').
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, is holding the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 4:30pm at the Thalia Studios at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St, NYC. The evening will begin with a reception with food, drinks and a screening of the Video Diaries Project: a series of short films about the artists in the festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the 1968 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Hallelujah, Baby!, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and book by Arthur Laurents, the first of three shows in the Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series celebrating the work of composer Jule Styne at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Performances begin Saturday afternoon, January 27, 2018 for 11 performances only through Sunday, February 4, 2018. Opening Night is Sunday evening,January 28 at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the AUDELCO Award-Winning nonprofit, which provides a nurturing environment for playwrights and theatre creatives of diverse cultural backgrounds to develop new plays, presents some of the Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St, NYC. Tickets are $40 General Admission; $35 for Seniors and Students with I.D. Box Office: 212-864-5400 or online at www.SymphonySpace.org (Youtube Promo https://youtu.be/PTCS2ugfRL0)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018
VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called remarkable and ferocious by The New York Times and a force of nature by The New York Post, continues to honor entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below. For two more shows February 7 and March 7 Reed offers 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 an all-star quartet featuring Conductor William Foster McDaniel on piano, Calvin Jones on bass, Damon DueWhite on drums and Don Tipton on guitar. Earlier this season, Vivian received the Mabel Mercer Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018
It's a Jule Styne Celebration! The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced Stephanie Umoh (Junk, York's Jerry's Girls,) and two-time Tony Award nominee Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar, High Rollers...), will lead the cast of the 1968 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Hallelujah, Baby!, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and book by Arthur Laurents, the first of three shows in the Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series celebrating the work of composer Jule Styne.
by Carolan Trbovich - Jan 12, 2020
Lil & Louis Armstrong Come to Life in Sarasota
by Karis Rogerson - Feb 6, 2018
Vivian Reed is a performer, through and through, a fact clear from the moment her feet hit the stage (and even before that if she has to saunter through the room first to get there). Even over the phone, her voice brims with confidence and joy as she talks about her current series at Feinstein's/54 Below called VIVIAN REED SINGS LENA HORNE, a tribute she began in honor of Horne's centennial birthday last June.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018
VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, will continues her tribute to entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below. For one more show on Wednesday, March 7, Reed 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 an all-star quartet featuring Conductor William Foster McDaniel on piano, Calvin Jones on bass, Damon DueWhite on drums and Don Tipton on guitar. Earlier this season, Vivian received the Mabel Mercer Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents SUSAN EDWARDS MARTIN in 'THE ORIGINAL LADY BLUES OF TORCH SONG TRILOGY IS BACK IN TOWN!', on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:30pm. An unpredictable musical evening with the song stylings and comedy of Broadway's Susan Edwards Martin, featuring music from the American Songbook, Broadway and her own original Broadway bound show, UNLIMITED! YOU'LL HAVE THE TIME OF HER LIFE! with a virtual appearance by Harvey Fierstein! This multi-talented and captivating performer is someone you do NOT want to miss!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway cast twice monthly. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018
Amas Musical Theatre is 50! During the coming year, the company will offer a wide array of programming devoted to continuing its mission of promoting cultural diversity in American musicals. A full schedule of events is listed below.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
It is today announced that Tamlyn Henderson will join the London cast of Waitress the musical from 9 September in the role of Earl. Henderson has performed across the world including in the UK and international tour of Mamma Mia and Australian productions of Les Misérables and The Sound of Music. He will take over the role from Peter Hannah who has his final performance on 7 September. West End performer Cindy Belliott will also join the ensemble following Nicole Raquel Dennis's last show on 7 September. As recently announced, YouTuber and Strictly 2018 finalist Joe Sugg will also join the cast from 9 September, making his theatrical debut in the role of Ogie.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) welcomes soul and blues legend Bettye LaVette to its stage for the first time on Sunday, October 6 at 7:00pm. With a career spanning over fifty years, LaVette gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
The Green Room 42 and Harmonic Proposal Present KABARET: A Night of Song. One Night Celebration Of Life With Stage And Screen Stars.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968 and celebrated its 50th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit Concert on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the The Angel Orensanz Foundation (172 Norfolk Street). Honorary Chair for the event is Academy Award-Winning actress and activist Whoopi Goldberg. Tony Award-winner Lillias White will be Mistress of Ceremonies evening.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Award-winning playwright Andrea J. Fulton's acclaimed, AUDELCO award-winning play UGLY IS A HARD PILL will get performances in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 13 at 2pm and 6pm at the Camba Cultural Center (1958 Fulton Street, Brooklyn), presented by the 81st Precinct Community Council and the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey begins its 56th season with its first Main Stage production, Tartuffe. Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte will direct this masterful French comedy that hasn't been seen on STNJ's stage since 2001. Renowned translator Richard Wilbur brings Moliere's witty words to brilliant life for English-speaking audiences. Veteran company member Brent Harris will play the title role and will be joined by STNJ favorites Patrick Toon and Victoria Mack, as well as two-time Tony Award nominee, Vivian Reed. Performances begin May 16.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Elaine Delmar Revisits Pizza Express Maidstone on Sunday May 12 when she will be accompanied by the very accomplished Barry Green on piano. As one of Pizza Express's most popular artist, she is a great favourite with both jazz and cabaret audiences and is one of the greatest female jazz vocalists to have come from these shores. Among a multitude of good jazz singers in Britain today, there are few who understand stand the repertoire or express it with such dynamic simplicity and deliver it with such an enticing stage personality.