Billie Holiday News

Chloe Perrier and the French Heart Jazz Band to Headline 93RD ANNUAL BASTILLE DAY BALLChloe Perrier and the French Heart Jazz Band to Headline 93RD ANNUAL BASTILLE DAY BALL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Stunning brunette chanteuse French songstress, Chloe Perrier, and her jazz band, French Heart will headline festivities at NYC's 93rd annual Bastille Day Ball 2017 on Thursday, July 13th at "The 404".  New York's official Bastille Day celebration, now in its 93rd year, is produced by The Committee of French-Speaking Societies (CAFUSA), who have produced of a Bastille Day Ball every year since its founding in 1924. The Bastille Day Ball has become the major annual French community event in the Tri-State area. Bastille Day Ball 2017 is held under the patronage of His Excellency Gerard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States, His Excellency Francois Delattre Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the U.N., and The Honorable Anne-Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York. (more...)

James Snyder and More to Highlight Chris Isaacson Presents' Summer LineupJames Snyder and More to Highlight Chris Isaacson Presents' Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a full slate of summer entertainment, beginning with Chris Mann (star of NBC-TV's The Voice), and continuing with Broadway leading man James Snyder, Electro Jazz and pop chanteuse Maya, Joey Arias: Still Misbehavin', and Grammy Award-winning Motown legend Thelma Houston. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania ShakespeareKen Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANASimon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production. (more...)

Broadway's Next Generation to Take the Stage in Town Hall's BROADWAY RISING STARS ConcertBroadway's Next Generation to Take the Stage in Town Hall's BROADWAY RISING STARS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Town Hall's Broadway Rising Stars, the concert event that launched the careers of stars who were in the opening night casts of Hamilton, Waitress, Beautiful, The Color Purple and more is back for its 11th annual edition at The Town Hall on Monday, July 10th at 8PM. (more...)

Joey Arias to Headline STILL MISBEHAVIN at Martinis Above FourthJoey Arias to Headline STILL MISBEHAVIN at Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, fashion icon and drag artist Joey Arias premieres a new intimate show with piano and voice at MA4.  Accompanied by jazz pianist Peter Smith, Arias takes you on a musical journey highlighting his own musical inspirations, from The Beatles to, of course, Billie Holiday to whom he has long been compared. (more...)

Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, Starring Audra McDonald, Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, Starring Audra McDonald, Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jun 28, 2017

Last night, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, made her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

BWW Review: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, Wyndham's TheatreBWW Review: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, Wyndham's Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 27, 2017

One American great inhabits another in this superior cabaret, as the Broadway legend Audra McDonald slips into the skin - and unforgettable voice - of jazz icon Billie Holiday. The emotional sensitivity makes it far more than just an immensely skilful impersonation, and makes McDonald's delayed West End debut well worth the wait. (more...)

Met Room Presents Rain Pryor In LIFE HAPPENS! For One Night OnlyMet Room Presents Rain Pryor In LIFE HAPPENS! For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

METROPOLITAN ROOM is proud to present actress/singer/comedian RAIN PRYOR in LIFE HAPPENS! for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Friday, July 14th at 9:30pm. She will be accompanied by Steven Feifke on piano, Jerry DeVore on bass & Russell Carter on drums. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Audra McDonald in 'LADY DAY' in the West EndPhoto Flash: New Shots of Audra McDonald in 'LADY DAY' in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

This summer, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, will be making her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - get a look a new photos of Audra in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley, Christiane Noll & More Sing the Musicals of the Last Decade at Broadway By The YearPhoto Coverage: Alice Ripley, Christiane Noll & More Sing the Musicals of the Last Decade at Broadway By The Year
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde)  two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter  and more took part in for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 19th, 2017 - Angela Lansbury in THE CHALK GARDEN and More!BWW Morning Brief June 19th, 2017 - Angela Lansbury in THE CHALK GARDEN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Angela Lansbury leads The Acting Company's benefit reading of THE CHALK GARDEN, and Rosie O'Donnell emcees a star-studded reading of HOLLYWOOD NURSES! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Jim Brochu Returns With Drama Desk-Winning Mostel Tribute ZERO HOURBWW REVIEW: Jim Brochu Returns With Drama Desk-Winning Mostel Tribute ZERO HOUR
by Michael Dale - Jun 19, 2017

When playwright/actor Jim Brochu was announced as the 2010 Drama Desk Outstanding Solo Performance Award winner for his loving tribute to the great Zero Mostel, ZERO HOUR, circumstances of the evening set up an opportunity for him to open his acceptance speech with an incredibly funny, totally filthy line involving something Mitzi Gaynor supposedly told him to do. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Audra McDonald In West End LADY DAY!Photo Flash: First Look At Audra McDonald In West End LADY DAY!
by Ana Maria Wiggins - Jun 18, 2017

This summer, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, will be making her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - get a first look at Audra in action below!  (more...)

New Musical ZAREPHATH Brings Free Summer Fun to NYCNew Musical ZAREPHATH Brings Free Summer Fun to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Written, directed, and composed by Ayvaunn Penn, the gospel and jazz infused musical Zarephath is a dance-filled ensemble piece created under the tutelage of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage & Tony Award Winner David Henry Hwang. (more...)

Chicago's Landmark Avalon Regal Theater Goes HologramChicago's Landmark Avalon Regal Theater Goes Hologram
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Hologram USA Networks Inc.  today announced a partnership with Chicago's historic Avalon Regal Theater to install its patented hologram technology on a permanent basis, allowing live artists to be "beamed" in by telepresence, and for performances by Hologram USA's recreated stars from the past.  The Avalon Regal and the Hologram USA theater in Los Angeles, will be the first full time dedicated hologram theaters in the United States, and their launch kicks off a campaign to build and install 100 theaters nationwide. The network of theaters will be supported by Hologram USA Networks and the FilmOn TV and FOTV Media Group. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 16th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U and More!BWW Morning Brief June 16th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U sizzles at the Hammerstein Ballroom this Sunday! (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANASimon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Photo Flash: Audra McDonald Auditions Pooches for 'LADY DAY' Companion in LondonPhoto Flash: Audra McDonald Auditions Pooches for 'LADY DAY' Companion in London
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Audra McDonald and director Lonny Price recently held auditions for the dog that will appear onstage with the actress as Billie Holiday's pup in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, which begins previews this Saturday at Wyndham's Theatre, London. Scroll down for some adorable photos! (more...)

Alice Ripley, Alex Brightman, Erin Davie and More to Highlight Musicals of the Last Decade in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town HallAlice Ripley, Alex Brightman, Erin Davie and More to Highlight Musicals of the Last Decade in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde) and two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 19 at 8pm. (more...)

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