'Velvet Teddy Bear' gets sneak peek at Strand

Ruben Studdard, the American Idol champion who now headlines the touring musical "Ain't Misbehavin'" came to Dorchester on Monday to check out the Strand Theatre, where he and his fellow cast members will take the stage for four performances starting April 10. Studdard- dubbed the "Velvet Teddy Bear"- said the Strand is the perfect kind of venue for the musical, which celebrates the songs and life of Fats Waller. Ruben spoke with the Reporter's Bill Forry about the show and the theatre.


Great interview with Ruben. I had the opportunity to see the show while in Washington State, and he is truly wonderful. Everyone should go see this play. The cast does such a great job. They are funny and very entertaining. Loved the songs.