This Week on Broadway for December 6, 2015: Vivian Reed


Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Matt Tamanini chat with Vivian Reed.

We review NBC’s live broadcast of The Wiz, Al Pacino in China Doll, A Child’s Christmas in Wales @ Irish Rep, Gigantic @ Vineyard, Santaisa @ St Lukes, New York Animals @ The New Ohio Theater and talk about upcoming productions and concerts.

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Peter Filichia, whose play ADAM’S GIFTS: A NEW CHRISTMAS CAROL, will soon be opening in Clinton, Iowa at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre.

PETER FILICHIA is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, his most recent is, “The Great Parade”, available everywhere. His columns appear at MTIKritzerlandMasterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

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Guest: Vivian Reed

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Vivian Reed is a two-time Tony Award nominee (Bubbling Brown Sugar and The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club), Drama Desk Award winner, Outer Critics Circle Award winner, and has received an NAACP Award as well. She studied at the Juilliard School of Music and has sustained a dynamic career as an actress, singer and dancer on the stage and screen. In addition to several appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “The Today Show” and the ABC-TV daytime drama “One Life to Live,” Ms. Reed took on the role of Josephine Baker in the film Le Rumba. Selected by People Magazine as one of the “25 Most Intriguing People of the Year,” Vivian Reed has captured the hearts of audiences all over the world and continues to share her wealth of knowledge and experience as a celebrity vocal teacher on the staff of Marymount College, in New York City.


Piaf : A Centennial Celebration
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Sat, Dec 19, 2015 08:00 PM




MT + MP + PF: The Wiz LIVE! –

PF + JM: China Doll @ Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street

PF: Gigantic @ Vineyard, Santaisa  @ St Lukes, New York Animals @ The New Ohio Theater

MP: A Child’s Christmas in Wales @ Irish Rep

MP: Upcoming concerts: Marilyn Maye @ Metropolitan Room, Chita Rivera @ Cafe Carlyle, and Daniel Reichard’s “Under the Mistletoe”



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