Billie Holiday News

Christina Bianco, Emily Skinner, Josh Young and More to Bring the 2000s to BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town HallChristina Bianco, Emily Skinner, Josh Young and More to Bring the 2000s to BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Tony Award nominees Emily Skinner (Side Show, Billy Elliot) and Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Drama Desk Award nominees Christina Bianco and Farah Alvin, Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Maxine Linehan, Jeremy Benton and the Broadway by the Year Chorus are set to appear at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, May 22 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of 1997-2007,' which will highlight the music of Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Adam Guettel, Elton John & Tim Rice, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Wildhorn and more. (more...)

Karen Pittman to Lead Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Lincoln Center Theater; Cast Announced!Karen Pittman to Lead Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Lincoln Center Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez will be featured in its upcoming production of PIPELINE, a new play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, which begins performances Thursday, June 15 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  Opening night is Monday, July 10. (more...)

Hershey Felder Returns to San Diego Rep as Irving BerlinHershey Felder Returns to San Diego Rep as Irving Berlin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced the return of the highly acclaimed and widely popular holiday show, "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin." The newly announced show, a holiday offering during the downtown theatre's 42nd season, features songs by Irving Berlin and a book by Hershey Felder, with direction from longtime Felder collaborator Trevor Hay. The show's run begins on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 and plays through Sunday, January 7, 2018 with a press opening on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. on the Lyceum Stage Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

Jazz Starlet Bria Skonberg Stirs Things Up WITH A TWISTJazz Starlet Bria Skonberg Stirs Things Up WITH A TWIST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The euphoric buzz of New York, over cocktails on the edge of evening, alive with possibilities…anything goes. (more...)

Multimedia Show Inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates' BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Highlights Apollo Theater's 2017-18 SeasonMultimedia Show Inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates' BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Highlights Apollo Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Apollo Theater today announced details of its upcoming 2017-2018 season. Marking the first full season with Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes at the helm of the legendary theater's artistic and community programs, it will encompass commissions, premieres, and collaborations with local, national, and international artists working across a range of disciplines and genres-from dance and theater to jazz, soul, and opera. (more...)

April 25th Proclaimed 'Ella Fitzgerald Day' In NYC At Event Hosted By Verve Label Group At The Rainbow Room In Honor Of The Singer's 100th BirthdayApril 25th Proclaimed 'Ella Fitzgerald Day' In NYC At Event Hosted By Verve Label Group At The Rainbow Room In Honor Of The Singer's 100th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Bria Skonberg Releases 'With A Twist ... In Every Sense' 5/19Bria Skonberg Releases 'With A Twist ... In Every Sense' 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The euphoric buzz of New York, over cocktails on the edge of evening, alive with possibilities…anything goes. (more...)

Historic Dreamland Ballroom to Host Art ExhibitionHistoric Dreamland Ballroom to Host Art Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

On May 4, 2017 the Friends of Dreamland Ballroom are hosting an art exhibit at the Dreamland Ballroom. The paintings, by Arkansas artist Edwin Cook Brewer, were donated to the Dreamland Ballroom by his daughter Audrey Brewer Wood and her husband Don Wood. (more...)

The Dirty Blondes to Stage Ashley Jacobson's HOW TO BE SAFE at The Kraine TheaterThe Dirty Blondes to Stage Ashley Jacobson's HOW TO BE SAFE at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The Dirty Blondes will present the World Premiere of Ashley J. Jacobson's How to Be Safe, directed by Cezar Williams, June 1-17 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

National Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISENational Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Ryan Jamaal Swain, Donnell E. Smith, Clinton Lowe and Sidiki Fofana will star in the award-winning playwright James Ijames' "Kill Move Paradise," opening at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) this spring. The world premiere production is also the New York City debut of Ijames, a Whiting Award winner. Saheem Ali ("Nollywood," "The Booty Call," and "The Erlkings") will direct. The provocative production closes the historic theater's 48th season, "In Pursuit of Black Joy," and runs from May 31 through June 25. (more...)

Natalie Douglas to Bring 'FOUR WOMEN' to On Stage at KingsboroughNatalie Douglas to Bring 'FOUR WOMEN' to On Stage at Kingsborough
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2017 spring season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. (more...)

Tony Bennett's Daughter Antonia Bennett to Make Smith Center Debut in 'George Bugatti's Piano Bar'Tony Bennett's Daughter Antonia Bennett to Make Smith Center Debut in 'George Bugatti's Piano Bar'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Kevin Ross, Vivian Green, Matthew Sweet and More Headed to City Winery ChicagoKevin Ross, Vivian Green, Matthew Sweet and More Headed to City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces emerging star Kevin Ross, R&B singer/songwriter Vivian Green, two nights with Matthew Sweet and more. (more...)

Bed-Stuy Restoration Launches Restoration Art & Unveils Newly Renovated Billie Holiday TheatreBed-Stuy Restoration Launches Restoration Art & Unveils Newly Renovated Billie Holiday Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Forged in the kiln of the civil rights movement and birthed in the midst of urban decay, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), founded in 1967, celebrates its 50th anniversary in Central Brooklyn, home to the largest Black community in the United States. With a deepened and renewed commitment to supporting revolutionary art makers and protecting sustainable art spaces, Restoration launches the dynamic 21st century creative complex: RestorationArt.   (more...)

Die Verlockung der Schlichtheit: NORAH JONES auf Tour - Konzerte in Hamburg und BerlinDie Verlockung der Schlichtheit: NORAH JONES auf Tour - Konzerte in Hamburg und Berlin
by Marcel Konrath - Apr 18, 2017

Die Verlockung der Schlichtheit: Norah Jones auf Tour - Konzerte in Hamburg und Berlin (more...)

SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO to Return to FOX as All-New One-Hour Weekly SeriesSHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO to Return to FOX as All-New One-Hour Weekly Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

FOX has picked up SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO as a one-hour weekly series, featuring Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey as host. Set to debut during the 2017-2018 season, SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO is a reimagining of the classic talent showcase series. (more...)

Trisha Yearwood Meets Trisha Yearwood at Madame Tussauds Nashville OpeningTrisha Yearwood Meets Trisha Yearwood at Madame Tussauds Nashville Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction, opened its newest location at Opry Mills in Nashville today by hosting a celebrity grand opening event where country superstar Trisha Yearwood revealed her first, never-before-seen wax figure. (more...)

JAG Productions Presents August Wilson's FENCESJAG Productions Presents August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

JAG Productions will present August Wilson's Fences later this month at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, Vermont.  Previews begin April 27, 2017 and performances run through May 7, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Chanel Impresses as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLBWW Review: Chanel Impresses as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by Frank Benge - Apr 10, 2017

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL is a play with music by Lanie Robertson, recounting key events in the life of Billie Holiday. The play originally premiered in 1986 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and soon played Off-Broadway. The play opened on Broadway in 2014. The play covers the same legendary Holiday stories that were in Lady Sings the Blues as anecdotal memories related by the singer during her act. (more...)

Vocalist Keith A. Dames  & The Lafayette Harris Jr. Quartet present HOMAGE TO ELEANORAVocalist Keith A. Dames & The Lafayette Harris Jr. Quartet present HOMAGE TO ELEANORA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Vocalist and jazz aficionado Keith A. Dames presents his annual journey through  the  Billie Holiday songbook   'Homage To Eleanora"  on  Friday, April 7 & Saturday, April 8 @ 7pm and  Sunday, April 9 @ 4pm  at Manna House Workshops  (338 E. 106th Street)  in East Harlem. Admission is $25 at the door - special discounts for  seniors, students, people with disabilities, and groups of five or more  - cash only - and  to RSVP contact  (305) 450-0764  /  semadproductions@aol.com   (more...)

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