Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne

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Last Show: Saturday 8 th June 2019

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Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne....Vivian has created this high show, celebrating the life of Lena Horne. This show includes some of Miss Horne's well-known standards such as ‘Stormy Weather,’ ‘The Lady is a Tramp,’ ‘I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face,’ and ‘On a Wonderful Day Like Today’ reinterpreted by Vivian's unique arrangements and vocal stylings with narrative throughout. She will be accompanied by Doug Oberhamer. Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne is a critically acclaimed, high energy show, with all of Vivian’s vocal dynamics, touching on many emotions. Come hear how Lena Horne' s generosity touched Vivian Reed when she started out as a young budding artist.


“Serenading with theatrical power and spirituality, Ms. Reed is a fiercely elegant performer who holds nothing back. She belongs to a mode of Broadway gospel-schooled belters who transform pop songs into spiritual testament.”

The New York Times

VIVIAN REED SINGS LENA HORNE… The two-time Tony Award-nominated, multi-award  Broadway star and concert artist called “remarkable and ferocious” by The New York Times and “a force of nature” by The New York Post, created this show to celebrate the life of Lena Horne.  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” touching on many emotions with narrative throughout. She is accompanied by Doug Oberhamer on piano. Earlier this season, Vivian received the Mabel Mercer Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne received rave reviews when it was introduced to New York. 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 hailed it as “upbeat and lively, a loving and admiration-filled tribute” with The Broadway Blog simply saying “Don’t miss it!” 

When the show premiered in Pittsburgh, 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. The travels were not easy for Horne, but Reed possessed the talent to tell her journey in a way no one else can.” 

Called “a lithe and dynamic triple-threat performer, with a voice that roams magically from contralto depths to R&B peaks” by Time Out New York,  She was praised for the “firepower of her majestic rage” by The New York Times and her “outstanding performance” by the New York Beacon. In Out Magazine, Michael Musto raved about her “grace, boldness, and amazing notes.” 

VIVIAN REED is a passionate multi-faceted entertainer.

Come hear how Lena Horne' s generosity touched Vivian Reed when she started out as a young budding artist.