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BWW Interview: Who Is Nicci Canada? A Tribute To Ella FitzgeraldBWW Interview: Who Is Nicci Canada? A Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald
by Vickie Evans - Feb 10, 2016

Nicci Canada pays tribute to Lady Ella Fitzgerald on Valentine's weekend in Charlotte, NC. It's all about Love! (more...)

'LADY DAY' & More Set for Dorset Theatre Festival's Summer 2016 Season'LADY DAY' & More Set for Dorset Theatre Festival's Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Building upon their continued reputation as a theatre where audiences can expect the unexpected, Dorset Theatre Festival's 2016 summer season will feature a historic collaboration with Vermont's Weston Playhouse and Northern Stage, a World Premiere by acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck, a Regional Premiere by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl, and an exciting revival of Broadway's recent Tony Award-winner Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, featuring the life and music of jazz-icon Billie Holiday. (more...)

West End Roundup - Januar Edition: mit CURSED CHILD Besetzung, Audra McDonald und GROUNDHOG DAY MusicalWest End Roundup - Januar Edition: mit CURSED CHILD Besetzung, Audra McDonald und GROUNDHOG DAY Musical
by Iris Moebius - Feb 3, 2016

Es wieder soweit: Zeit fur eines neues West End Roundup. Ausnahmsweise fasse ich hier dieses Mal Neuigkeiten aus den letzten zwei Monaten zusammen. Die Vorweihnachtszeit war, mit Ausnahme der groŖen Harry Potter Bekanntgabe, etwas flau in Sachen in News. Dafur gibt es jetzt um so mehr zu berichten, von Matthew Perry†bis Audra McDonald, und von Billy Elliot bis Groundhog Day. Lest selbst (more...)

Jazz Saxophonist Fred Staton to Celebrate 101st Birthday in NYCJazz Saxophonist Fred Staton to Celebrate 101st Birthday in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Fred Staton, jazz saxophonist, will celebrate his 101st birthday at the Monday Night Jam, hosted by the Jazz Foundation of America in NYC, on February 15. Fred, whose sister is the late Jazz/Blues songstress, Dakota Staton, is evidence of the power of jazz and the importance of living a life of passion, no matter one's age. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/26/2016 - 2/2/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 1/26/2016 - 2/2/2016
by - Feb 2, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/26/2016 - 2/2/2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Sings 'Say No to This' with a Twist in Today's #Ham4HamSTAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Sings 'Say No to This' with a Twist in Today's #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2016

For today's #Ham4Ham performance, Lin-Manuel Miranda welcomed Audra McDonald to join him in singing 'Say No to This' from HAMILTON. The twist? McDonald channeled Billie Holiday for the performance. Check it out below! (more...)

Lee Daniels to Helm Documentary on Legendary Apollo Theater; Asking Fans for Film FootageLee Daniels to Helm Documentary on Legendary Apollo Theater; Asking Fans for Film Footage
by Movies News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Oscar nominee Lee Daniels will be directing a documentary on Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater and is asking music fans to contribute†visual or audio-visual material for the project.† (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Celebrates Gala Committee at Club ColettePalm Beach Dramaworks Celebrates Gala Committee at Club Colette
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Marlene & Martin Silver, Chairs of Palm Beach Dramaworks' much-anticipated 16th Anniversary Gala, gave a jump-start to the festivities on January 20 when they hosted a cocktail reception for the Gala Committee at Club Colette. The main event takes place on Saturday, March 12 at 6:30pm, when the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion will be transformed into a chic nightclub evoking such celebrated venues as the Cotton Club, the Stork Club, the Latin Quarter, and El Morocco. (more...)

E Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at NorthlightE Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Tim Evans announce E. Faye Butler in Concert. This one-night-only concert event will be held at 7:30pm on February 8, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Diverging Elements Theatre Co. to Present A LETTER TO AUNTIE ROSA This FebDiverging Elements Theatre Co. to Present A LETTER TO AUNTIE ROSA This Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Diverging Elements Theatre Co. will present the original production, A LETTER TO AUNTIE ROSA, this February as part of its 'Stories in 4D' New York City touring series in partnership with Barnes & Noble, Book Culture, and Strand Bookstore. (more...)

The Old Globe to Present Free Weekend of Poetry in Honor of THE METROMANIACSThe Old Globe to Present Free Weekend of Poetry in Honor of THE METROMANIACS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

In honor of David Ives's poetry-infused comedy THE METROMANIACS, the Globe brings together a dynamic mix of poets and performers for a Free Weekend of Poetry, featuring two free public events to celebrate the power and artistry of San Diego poetry. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Shanice Williams Will Interview Audra McDonald to Kick Off Lincoln Center's LC Dialogues SeriesBWW Exclusive: Shanice Williams Will Interview Audra McDonald to Kick Off Lincoln Center's LC Dialogues Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the LC Dialogues series will kick off on Tuesday, January 26†(7:30pm) with Audra McDonald and Shanice Williams. In the Artist to Artist interview, the intricacies of the creative process will be revealed when Williams, a young, emerging artist, sits down to interview the Tony Award-winning Broadway star, and host of Live From Lincoln Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - HBO Presents Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILLPhoto Flash: First Look - HBO Presents Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Below, check out photos of†Audra McDonald†as†Billie Holiday, in the performance that won her her sixth Tony. LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL premieres Saturday, March 12 at 9 PM, only on HBO. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - HBO Presents Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILLVIDEO: First Look - HBO Presents Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Below, get a first look at Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, in the performance that won her her sixth Tony. LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL premieres Saturday, March 12 at 9 PM, only on HBO. (more...)

PREZ World Premiere to Play ChromolumePREZ World Premiere to Play Chromolume
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Chromolume Theatre announces PREZ, a World Premiere solo show written by playwright Willard Manus, for Black History Month. The story chronicles the unique life of jazzman Lester Young, featuring Leslie A. Jones. The drama is set to open February 5th, 2016, at Chromolume Theatre At The Attic. Tickets on sale now at: www.crtheatre.com (more...)

Cyndi Lauper & More Featured on Willie Nelson's Gershwin Tribute Album; Out 2/26Cyndi Lauper & More Featured on Willie Nelson's Gershwin Tribute Album; Out 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Legacy Recordings today announced†forthcoming release of Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin on Friday, February 26, 2016. (more...)

Billie Takes a Holiday! Audra McDonald to Bring LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Across the Pond This SummerBillie Takes a Holiday! Audra McDonald to Bring LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Across the Pond This Summer
by Jessica Khan - Jan 14, 2016

Billie Holiday will be traveling across the pond this summer! Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald will make her West End debut as the legendary jazz icon in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL for a ten-week run at Wyndham's Theatre from 25 June 2016. (more...)

World Premiere of MABEL MADNESS with Tony Winner Trezana Beverley to Play Urban StagesWorld Premiere of MABEL MADNESS with Tony Winner Trezana Beverley to Play Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director; Peter Napolitano, Associate Producer)†continues its 32nd season with the World Premiere of Mabel Madness, the dramatic story with music about the life of the famous cabaret chanteuse,†Mabel Mercer, written and performed by Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverley (For Colored Girls...).† Co-directed by Frances Hill and Peter Napolitano with musical direction by Tuffus Zimbabwe, Mabel Madness begins its Off-Broadway run at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) beginning February 19, opening on Thursday, February 25 and running through March 20, 2016. Tickets are $40 ($25 during previews; Students are $15) and are available at www.urbanstages.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111. (more...)

BWW Preview: UCPAC in Rahway Launches JAZZ CLUB 1/17BWW Preview: UCPAC in Rahway Launches JAZZ CLUB 1/17
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 8, 2016

Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway has announced the launch of their monthly Jazz Club that will be in their Loft space located behind the Main Stage. It kicks off on Sunday, January 17th at 7:00 pm with the music of Duke Ellington performed by Reut Regev, Igal Foni and a full jazz ensemble. Local restaurants will provide a tasting menu and a cash bar is available. (more...)

UCPAC to Launch Jazz Club, 1/17UCPAC to Launch Jazz Club, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Each monthly event will feature a different theme and the performances will be followed by an acoustic jam session allowing for audience/artist collaboration. The other monthly themes include A Valentine's Jazz Special on Feb. 14; The Billie Holiday Songbook on March 5; Groove Explorations on April 17; Latin Vibes on May 8; and The Music of Thelonious Monk on June 5. (more...)

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