Billie Holiday News

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...)

Top 10- Celebrate Audra McDonald's Birthday With Our Favorite Performances!Top 10- Celebrate Audra McDonald's Birthday With Our Favorite Performances!
by Nora Dominick - Jul 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Audra McDonald!! Today is six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald's birthday and to celebrate her special day BroadwayWorld has decided to round up some of our favorite Audra McDonald videos! (more...)

The Henegar Announces 2016-2017 SeasonThe Henegar Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Continuing with its tradition of offering new and interesting theatrical productions to its patrons, The Henegar will be the first Florida Theatre to produce the new musicals, The Witches of Eastwick and It Shoulda Been You. (more...)

BWW Review: DREAM SUITE: SONGS IN BLUES & JAZZ Is An Exceptional Evening at BirdlandBWW Review: DREAM SUITE: SONGS IN BLUES & JAZZ Is An Exceptional Evening at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Jun 30, 2016

Though somewhat familiar with and already an admirer of actor/vocalists Carpathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White, I was, until tonight, unaware of the apparently prolific musician, songwriter, librettist, and educator Louis Rosen. Rosen's Dream Suite, which occupied the second part of this June 28 show at Birdland, unearths the music of poems by American poet, social activist, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes (1902 -1967). (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro and More Coming Up This July at Blue Note HawaiiJake Shimabukuro and More Coming Up This July at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, July is heating up with music legend David Crosby, ground-breaking fusion artist, Robert Glasper, chart-topping funk and R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne and multi-platinum vocalist Joan Osborne. (more...)

BWW Review: VIVIAN SESSOMS Swings Out In AdelaideBWW Review: VIVIAN SESSOMS Swings Out In Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Jun 29, 2016

Vivian Sessoms has an amazing voice, with a wide range and remarkable control. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/25/2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/25/2016. (more...)

2016 Jazz Record Collectors' Bash Set for This Weekend in Iselin2016 Jazz Record Collectors' Bash Set for This Weekend in Iselin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The 42nd Annual Jazz Record Collectors' Bash will be held this weekend, June 24-25, 2016, at the APA Hotel Woodbridge (formally Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Avenue South Iselin, NJ 08830). (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in JulyA CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 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...)

'LADY DAY' & PECONG Set for Bayou Theatre Company's Third Season'LADY DAY' & PECONG Set for Bayou Theatre Company's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Bayou Theatre Company returns with its third season entitled 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Exploring the Complexities of Womanhood'. With a season focused on female-centered stories, the season will open with Lanie Robertson's riveting one woman play with music LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, followed by PECONG by Steve Carter, a resetting of the myth of Medea. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rachel Bay Jones, Robert Creighton & More Sing the Songs of the 70s at BROADWAY BY THE YEARPhoto Coverage: Rachel Bay Jones, Robert Creighton & More Sing the Songs of the 70s at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 21, 2016

Drama Desk Awards Nominees Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin, Hair, Broadway's upcoming Dear Evan Hanson), Robert Creighton (Cagney, Chicago) & Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Grease, Saturday Night Fever), in addition to Noah Racey (Never Gonna Dance, Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Morgan Weed (American Psycho, Rent) & Maxine Linehan just took part in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, June 20, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1970s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/18/2016
by - Jun 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/18/2016. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita & More Coming to Birdland in JulyTony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita & More Coming to Birdland in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2016 schedule, featuring Stacey Kent, The Birdland Big Band 10-Year Celebration, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Nicholas Payton Quintet, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita, Ravi Coltrane, Laila Biali, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones, Robert Creighton & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 6/20Rachel Bay Jones, Robert Creighton & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Drama Desk Awards Nominees Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin, Hair, Broadway's upcoming Dear Evan Hanson), Robert Creighton (Cagney, Chicago) & Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Grease, Saturday Night Fever), in addition to Noah Racey (Never Gonna Dance, Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Morgan Weed (American Psycho, Rent) & Maxine Linehan are set to star at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 20 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1970s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

Rising Circle Theater Collective to Present Four New Works as Part 7th Annual PlayRISE FestivalRising Circle Theater Collective to Present Four New Works as Part 7th Annual PlayRISE Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Four talented emerging playwrights of color - members of the 2016 INKtank Playwrights Lab -  will unveil their exciting new works when Rising Circle Theater Collective presents its 7th annual PlayRISE Festival, a series of staged readings featuring some of New York City's most exciting theatre artists of color. The festival will run from June 16-19 at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street in Manhattan). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

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Analisa Bell Coming to The Metropolitan RoomAnalisa Bell Coming to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Australian cabaret performer, Analisa Bell, brings her Billie Holiday tribute, Strange Fruit, to the Metropolitan Room on Thursday, June 30 at 9.30pm. (more...)

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