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Nikki M. James Brings the Bubbly Black Girl Back to New York

Kirsten Childs' 2000 musical is presented as part of the Encores! Off-Center series. logo

Kirsten Childs's 2000 musical The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is returning to the stage for a two-night run at New York City Center, July 26-27. Tony winner Nikki M. James heads the company as Viveca, a young woman from Los Angeles who navigates the politics of gender and race while pursuing her dreams of becoming a dancer. Here's a first look at this acclaimed off-Broadway musical, now back for some time in the sun.