Billie Holiday News

'MIGHTY REAL' to Return to NYC for One Night Only This Spring'MIGHTY REAL' to Return to NYC for One Night Only This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, returns to New York City this May following an acclaimed, sold-out engagement in San Francisco at The BRAVA! Theater.  (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck
by M. William Panek - Mar 8, 2016

10 On Tuesday with Doug Peck (more...)

Karen Akers, Jill Paice, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 3/28Karen Akers, Jill Paice, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Tony Award-nominees Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel) & John Cariani (Something Rotten, Fiddler on the Roof), Jill Paice (An American in Paris), Award-winning Nightlife Legend Marilyn Maye & two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You, Enter Laughing The Musical) are set to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 28 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1950s. Additional casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/5/2016
by - Mar 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/5/2016. (more...)

Apollo Theater & World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! This MarchApollo Theater & World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! This March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Apollo Theater in partnership with World Music Institute presents what has become an annual highlight, AFRICA NOW!. The celebrated event returns to the historic Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street) on Saturday, March 26, at 8:00 p.m. for its fourth year spotlighting emerging and established artists of today's African music scene.  (more...)

Dorien Makhloghi to Lead Asolo Rep's DISGRACED This SpringDorien Makhloghi to Lead Asolo Rep's DISGRACED This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Asolo Rep continues its record-breaking 2015-2016 season and the fourth season of its five-year American Character Project with the thrilling and poignant Tony-nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama: DISGRACED. (more...)

Analisa Bell Brings PERTHONALITY: THREE TIMES A CHARM Back to The DuplexAnalisa Bell Brings PERTHONALITY: THREE TIMES A CHARM Back to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Bright and bubbly Australian cabaret performer, Analisa Bell, brings her latest show Perthonality: Three Times A Charm back to The Duplex! (more...)

BWW Review: Terri Lyne Carrington's Lincoln Center American Songbook Show Is a Patchwork of Strong Vocals Too Often Buried In SoundBWW Review: Terri Lyne Carrington's Lincoln Center American Songbook Show Is a Patchwork of Strong Vocals Too Often Buried In Sound
by Alix Cohen - Feb 29, 2016

Multiple Grammy-winning drummer, composer, producer, and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington and her group play dense, intense jazz with elusive melody. Ornette Coleman's 'Chronology' arrives like a wall of sound. An adamant and up-tempo 'Body and Soul' (Edward Heyman/Robert Sour/Frank Eyton/Johnny Green) is almost tribal, at odds with familiar mood and lyric intention. Towards the end of Saturday night's show--Mosaic Project: Love and Soul--in the American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center's Appel Room, Ms. Carrington executes a lengthy solo spotlighting her extraordinary musicianship, but instrumental arrangements escape me. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne to Host Jazz High Tea 2016Arts Centre Melbourne to Host Jazz High Tea 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Step back to a time of tea dresses and lounge suits for luxurious afternoons of delicious sweet treats and sophisticated jazz at Arts Centre Melbourne. Returning after two sell-out seasons in The Famous Spiegeltent, Jazz High Tea features a different act on the first Sunday of every month until October. Jazz-lovers and newcomers alike will enjoy knockout vocalists delivering jazz classics and derivatives of the chic genre, including blues, soul and gypsy swing. (more...)

Verve Records to Celebrate 60th Anniversary Throughout 2016Verve Records to Celebrate 60th Anniversary Throughout 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

One of the most prestigious labels in the history of jazz, Verve Records will celebrate its 60 th anniversary throughout 2016 with a trove of historic reissues and stunning new collections from its legendary archives. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/16/2016 - 2/23/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 2/16/2016 - 2/23/2016
by - Feb 23, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 2/16/2016 - 2/23/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks SHUFFLE ALONG; Sings Yahoo Answers on 'Tonight'VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks SHUFFLE ALONG; Sings Yahoo Answers on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy has Tony Award-winning Audra McDonald sing replies to real Yahoo! Answers to questions like, 'Should I tell my parents I'm adopted?' (more...)

HBO to Debut Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, 3/12HBO to Debut Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, 3/12
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald brings her acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday in the Broadway smash “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill” to HBO, with the exclusive presentation scheduled to debut SATURDAY, MARCH 12  (more...)

Will Audra McDonald Sing More Yahoo Answers on Tonight's JIMMY FALLON?Will Audra McDonald Sing More Yahoo Answers on Tonight's JIMMY FALLON?
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

NBC has announced that six-time Tony Award winner Audra Mcdonald will stop by tonight's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, along with fellow guests Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/20-2/21/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/20-2/21/2016
by - Feb 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 21, 2016 - Sunday, February 21, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Audra McDonald in HBO's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Audra McDonald in HBO's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2016

HBO has just released a promo video for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, starring Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, the role that won the acclaimed actress her record-breaking sixth Tony in 2014. LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL premieres Saturday, March 12 at 9 PM, only on HBO. Watch the sneak peek here! (more...)

Audra McDonald Offers 11 Pieces of Advice for Performers in Talk with Shanice WilliamsAudra McDonald Offers 11 Pieces of Advice for Performers in Talk with Shanice Williams
by Louisa Brady - Feb 21, 2016

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald sat down with Shanice Williams (THE WIZ LIVE ON NBC!) in an Artist to Artist talk at the David Rubenstein Atrium, offering 11 pieces of advice for performers. McDonald's advice ranges from the inspirational ('Be uniquely you') to the practical ('Read the script!).  (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Sets 2016-17 SeasonActors Theatre of Louisville Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Today, in the midst of preparations and rehearsals for one of the nation's most influential festivals of new work, the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays, Artistic Director Les Waters proudly announces Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2016-2017 Season. The lineup features an exhilarating range of stories, including a madcap comic romp, a musical journey based on the life and songs of Billie Holiday, one of Shakespeare's best-known tragedies, a charming look at the revelations in a small-town acting class, and a powerful drama set during the Detroit riots of 1967 - as well as the return of the two most popular and beloved holiday shows in the region. (more...)

Site-Specific SUGAR RAY to Play New Harlem Besame Restaurant, 2/26-3/28Site-Specific SUGAR RAY to Play New Harlem Besame Restaurant, 2/26-3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Sugar Ray Robinson was, pound for pound, the greatest boxer of all time. In his 25-year professional career, from 1940 to 1965, he was boxing history's first winner of five divisional championships (in the middle weight and welterweight divisions). (more...)

PORGY UND BESS diesen Sommer auf Tournee in DeutschlandPORGY UND BESS diesen Sommer auf Tournee in Deutschland
by Iris Moebius - Feb 16, 2016

PORGY UND BESS, das selten gespielte Meisterwerk um Sehnsucht und Verfuhrbarkeit von George Gershwin, gastiert im Sommer 2016 in den renommiertesten Opernhausern Deutschlands. Das Publikum darf sich zur 'Summertime' auf das Gastspiel des New York Harlem Theatre freuen: Die weltweit gefeierte Inszenierung mit nahezu 50 stimmgewaltigen Darstellern und klangstarkem großen Orchester ist in der Dresdner Semperoper (14. - 31.07.2016), im Deutschen Theater Munchen (2. bis 7. August), in der Kolner Philharmonie (9. bis 14. August), in der Hamburger Staatsoper (16. bis 28. August) sowie in der Alten Oper Frankfurt (30. August bis 4. September) zu erleben. (more...)

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