See The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Starring Nikki M. James, Celebrate Opening Night

Opening Night Photos   See The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Starring Nikki M. James, Celebrate Opening Night New York City Center’s concert revival of Kirsten Childs’ musical opened July 26.
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Nikki M. James and LaChanze Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Performances began July 26 for New York City Center’s concert revival of Kirsten Childs’ The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. Robert O’Hara directs the limited engagement as part of the Encores! Off-Center season, which kicked off earlier this month with Assassins.

Childs’ musical from 2000 follows a young African-American dancer, Viveca, from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all the while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity. Tony winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon) stars in the title role.

Flip through photos of the opening below:

The revival features choreography by Byron Easley and music direction by Annastasia Victory. Performances continue through July 27.

For more information or to purchase tickets to any of the shows, visit NYCityCenter.org or call (212) 581-1212.

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