Billie Holiday News

Photo Coverage: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Dorset Theatre FestivalPhoto Coverage: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Opening August 19 and running through September 3, fresh from a Tony Award-winning revival on Broadway, Dorset Theatre Festival presents award-winning playwright Lanie Robertson's vivid look into the life and times of jazz great Billie Holiday, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Today, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) announced new events for their 2016-2017 Arts & Ideas series, featuring dynamic conversations with thought-provoking leaders, acclaimed authors and entertainers, as well as performances from locally and internationally recognized artists. The lineup will continue to expand as new events are announced throughout the series. (more...)

Broadway Couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set for P-Town, Martha's VineyardBroadway Couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set for P-Town, Martha's Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that Audra McDonald, the historic six-time Tony-winner and star of Broadway's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," "Porgy and Bess," "Ragtime," "Master Class" and TV's "Private Practice," will perform for Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on August 21 for one show only at 8:00 pm, and will also perform for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard on August 22 at 8:00 pm for one show only. (more...)

Norah Jones to Take DAY BREAKS Tour to The VETS This WinterNorah Jones to Take DAY BREAKS Tour to The VETS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Norah Jones has announced the October 7 global release of Day Breaks (Blue Note Records), her stunning sixth solo album which is a kindred spirit to the singer's breakout debut Come Away With Me and finds the 9-time GRAMMY-winner returning to the piano and her roots. Norah has also announced Fall tour dates in North America and Europe including The VETS in Providence on December 8 at 8:00pm. (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMNThe Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In an era of unprecedented political activity, The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation opens its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of award-winning playwright Richard Wesley's political drama, Autumn. (more...)

Brooklyn's On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2016 Performing Arts Season!Brooklyn's On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2016 Performing Arts Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough, a premier performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough College is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough aims to bring top notch performing arts to South Brooklyn with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. (more...)

BWW Review: Jade Jones Presents JAZZED AND JADED at Creative Cauldron's 2016 Summer Cabaret SeriesBWW Review: Jade Jones Presents JAZZED AND JADED at Creative Cauldron's 2016 Summer Cabaret Series
by Barbara Johnson - Aug 1, 2016

Let's be honest - with the state of current affairs, the political circus, the ongoing tragedies around the world - we're all feeling at least a little jaded these days. So it makes sense that DC singer Jade Jones' "Jazzed and Jaded," part of Creative Cauldron's 2016 Summer Cabaret Series, is exactly what we need right now. (more...)

A Fun Variety of Summer Entertainment Continues at Lannie's Clocktower CabaretA Fun Variety of Summer Entertainment Continues at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

A fun variety of summer entertainment continues at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret in August! (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Roshunda Jones Talks the Joys and Pains of Bringing 'LADY DAY' to LifeBWW Interview: Director Roshunda Jones Talks the Joys and Pains of Bringing 'LADY DAY' to Life
by Katricia Lang - Jul 29, 2016

Billie Holiday knew what a little moonlight can do. Do you? Allow The Bayou Theatre Company to enlighten you with its production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL. (more...)

BWW Review: Lesli Margherita is All Brass and Belting in One-Woman Show 'Broad' at Birdland, Paying Tribute to the Women Who Never Backed DownBWW Review: Lesli Margherita is All Brass and Belting in One-Woman Show 'Broad' at Birdland, Paying Tribute to the Women Who Never Backed Down
by Casey Mink - Jul 28, 2016

'Broad: A term originated in the 1930s meaning woman. Less respectable than 'lady,' but much more respectable than 'bitch.' Broad: An independent, aggressive, assertive woman, usually in show business. Broads sing loud, are sarcastic, and are in your face. Broads are generally moderately attractive or better, never seen without their best dresses and perfect makeup, and they know how to compete and win in a man's world.' This is how Lesli Margherita began her one-woman show at Birdland Jazz on July 25, the second of a two-performance return engagement at the club. Reading from a music stand so as not to mince words, Margherita recited the dictionary definition of her show's eponymous moniker, because if nothing else, through Broad, Margherita wanted to make sure her audience understood one thing: Broads like her will never be deterred. (more...)

TheatreLAB Announces New Associate Artistic DirectorTheatreLAB Announces New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

?TheatreLAB, Richmond's home for unexpected and evocative performance, is thrilled to announce their new Associate Artistic Director, Katrinah Carol Lewis! (more...)

Broadway, Cabaret, Jazz and More Coming to The Smith Center This SeasonBroadway, Cabaret, Jazz and More Coming to The Smith Center This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Smith Center is ushering in a dazzling fall-winter lineup featuring the world's favorite Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals, seasonal concerts and world-renowned shows. (more...)

A CLASS ACT Opens at New World Stages TonightA CLASS ACT Opens at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Marcus Nance, Hunter Foster and Nina Et Cetera Featured on this Week's STATE OF THE ARTSMarcus Nance, Hunter Foster and Nina Et Cetera Featured on this Week's STATE OF THE ARTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Actor MARCUS NANCE from Shaw Festival, Actor/Director HUNTER FOSTER and Singer/Songwriter NINA ET CETERA Are Special Guests on This Week (Friday, July 22) on the LIVE Broadcast of State of the ARTS on WPKN-FM (89.5) (more...)

Lynn University Announces 2017 Season Lineup of The Mabel Mercer Foundation's CabaretLynn University Announces 2017 Season Lineup of The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are now available for the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. Starting in January 2017, five of Manhattan's leading cabaret shows will be presented in Lynn's Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. Season tickets are $150. (more...)

St. James Studio to Host EFG London Jazz Festival Once Again in November 2016St. James Studio to Host EFG London Jazz Festival Once Again in November 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

?The St. James Studio is delighted to once again be a host venue for the EFG London Jazz Festival. Eight events will take place at the St. James over the course of the festival, which will run from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 November 2016. (more...)

Libby Winters and Ito Aghayere Set For UNIFORMS Off-BroadwayLibby Winters and Ito Aghayere Set For UNIFORMS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Director Jimmy Maize (Spoon River Anthology at The Invisible Dog) and BOSS (En Garde Arts) will lead actresses Libby Winters (American Idiot) and Ito Aghayere (Lortel Nomination for Familiar at Playwrights Horizons) in Uniforms by Jeffrey James Keyes (The End of Days &Imaginary Friends) next month in the Samuel French 41st Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City. (more...)

North Carolina Black Repertory Company Names New Artistic DirectorNorth Carolina Black Repertory Company Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

he North Carolina Black Repertory Company's Board of Directors announce the appointment of award-winning director, playwright, actor, and novelist Jackie Alexander as the Theatre's new Artistic Director. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Count Basie Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/18Lesli Margherita, Count Basie Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 18-24, including the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Lesli Margherita, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and more! (more...)

Harry 'Sweets' Edison & Hal Williams to Be Inducted Into the Lincoln Theatre Walk of FameHarry 'Sweets' Edison & Hal Williams to Be Inducted Into the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

?Jazz trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and actor Hal Williams will take their place on the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame in an induction ceremony on Saturday, July 30, at 7 pm. Sponsored by State Auto Insurance Companies, the event is free and open to the public. (more...)

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