Billie Holiday News

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...)

Yvette Norwood-Tiger to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald with A'LA ELLA! at Metropolitan RoomYvette Norwood-Tiger to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald with A'LA ELLA! at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yvette Norwood-Tiger, vocalist, songwriter, vocal coach, and Recording Academy (GRAMMY) recording and voting member will perform with her band (Donnie Harrell-Piano, John Lenis-Contrabass, James Gibbs III-Trumpet, and Mauricio de Souza-Drums) will celebrate in a world tour concert the life and works of Ella Fitzgerald. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yvette Norwood-Tiger, vocalist, songwriter, vocal coach, and Recording Academy (GRAMMY) recording and voting member will perform with her band (Donnie Harrell-Piano, John Lenis-Contrabass, James Gibbs III-Trumpet, and Mauricio de Souza-Drums) will celebrate in a world tour concert the life and works of Ella Fitzgerald. (more...)

'Broadway @' Concert Series Debuts Across the Globe with Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald and Chita Rivera'Broadway @' Concert Series Debuts Across the Globe with Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald and Chita Rivera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale and creative partner Seth Rudetsky have quickly - and not so quietly - made their Broadway @ series the most sought-after ticket to see Broadway's musical mega-stars in concert. (more...)

'LADY DAY', BABETTE'S FEAST, ALL NIGHT STRUT! and More Set for Portland Stage's 2017-18 Season'LADY DAY', BABETTE'S FEAST, ALL NIGHT STRUT! and More Set for Portland Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Portland Stage has announced its 2017-18 Mainstage Season! (more...)

Karen Mason, Vivian Reed, Jeff Harnar to Headline 2017 Chicago Cabaret Convention This MonthKaren Mason, Vivian Reed, Jeff Harnar to Headline 2017 Chicago Cabaret Convention This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

New York's renowned musical organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation, returns to the Midwest for the first time since 2006 to present its fourth "Chicago Cabaret Convention." (more...)

Lydia R. Diamond's THE GIFT HORSE to Play New Repertory Theatre This SpringLydia R. Diamond's THE GIFT HORSE to Play New Repertory Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents The Gift Horse, April 22-May 14, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz presents THE JOE BUSHKIN CENTENNIALJack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz presents THE JOE BUSHKIN CENTENNIAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, concludes its record breaking 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York City, with The Joe Bushkin Centennial concert, celebrating the rich musical legacy of the legendary pianist/composer with an all-star revue featuring Wycliffe Gordon, Harry Allen, Eric Comstock, John Colliani, Nicki Parrott, Ted Rosenthal, Steve Johns and Spike Wilner, under the musical direction of Bob Merrill, plus, as in allHighlights In Jazz shows, a surprise special guest. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Rader of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at ZACH TheatreBWW Interview: Michael Rader of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at ZACH Theatre
by Frank Benge - Apr 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld recently asked ZACH Theatre's guest director Michael Rader, in town to direct the Austin Premiere of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, to give our readers a little background on him and the production, which runs April 5-30 on the Topher Stage. (more...)

Mona Golabek to Bring THE CHILDREN OF WILLESDEN LANE to Town HallMona Golabek to Bring THE CHILDREN OF WILLESDEN LANE to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

On April 25 at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd St.), The Museum of Jewish Heritage and The Town Hall Foundation will present a special performance from American concert pianist Mona Golabek who tells the gripping, true story of her mother, Lisa Jura, who held on to her music and her dreams to survive one of the darkest periods in history. (more...)

BWW Review: Capital City Theatre's LADY DAY AT  EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at The Overture Jazz's Up MadisonBWW Review: Capital City Theatre's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at The Overture Jazz's Up Madison
by Scott Rawson - Apr 3, 2017

From the moment, you are seated in the intimate Wisconsin Studio at the Overture Center you are transported to Emerson's Bar and Grill. The year,1959. The month, March. Billie Holiday will only live another 4 months, at which time she will die at the young age of 44 from cirrhosis of the liver. (more...)

Colby Christina Announced as 2017 National Black Theatre Festival Teen Co-ChairColby Christina Announced as 2017 National Black Theatre Festival Teen Co-Chair
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Say Hello to the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival Teen Co-Chair COLBY CHRISTINA! The Celebrity Co-Chairs are Anna Maria Horsford and Obba Babatunde. (more...)

Corky Hale to Present Birthday Tribute to Billie Holiday at Catalina Jazz ClubCorky Hale to Present Birthday Tribute to Billie Holiday at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Acclaimed Jazz harpist-pianist-vocalist Corky Hale will present a 102nd Birthday Show honoring Billie Holiday on Thursday, April 6 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.  Hale is one of the few people still performing who was actually a close friend of Holiday's, playing for her on the 'Stars of Jazz' TV show, and on several recordings and live appearances. (more...)

'Legendary Ladies of Song' Lights Up Suncoast Showroom 5/13'Legendary Ladies of Song' Lights Up Suncoast Showroom 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Bill Fayne's "Legendary Ladies of Song" will showcase world-famous hits of legendary musicians throughout the decades on Saturday, May 13. (more...)

BWW Preview: CityRep Presents Audra McDonald In a One-Night Only Concert at OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts CenterBWW Preview: CityRep Presents Audra McDonald In a One-Night Only Concert at OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center
by Ronn Burton - Mar 27, 2017

CityRep, Oklahoma's award-winning professional theatre, is proud to present six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in a one-night only Broadway Concert event. This extraordinary evening marks Ms. McDonald's Oklahoma premiere. BroadwayWorld chatted with CityRep Founding Artistic Director Donald Jordan to find out just what it takes to bring a Broadway superstar to the heartland. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' and 'PHYLLIS HYMAN' Come Together for a Spring Weekend at The Gramercy Theater'MIGHTY REAL' and 'PHYLLIS HYMAN' Come Together for a Spring Weekend at The Gramercy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

AnthonyKen LLC will present their two hit biographical musicals MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL and AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN together for one weekend only at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) this May. (more...)

Broadway in Leimert Park Opens with 'Express Yourself' Singer Charles WrightBroadway in Leimert Park Opens with 'Express Yourself' Singer Charles Wright
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in April with Broadway in Leimert Park, 27 performances beginningSaturday with Charles Wright, the writer and vocalist of the iconic 'Express Yourself' with the Watts 103rd Street Band, joining Emmy-nominated jazz and blues singer Morrison for a concert that begins at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW Feature: Capital City Theatre Kicks off 2017 Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLBWW Feature: Capital City Theatre Kicks off 2017 Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by Angie Stanton - Mar 24, 2017

Capital City Theatre opens it's 2017 season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, the story of famed jazz vocalist, Billie Holiday, considered one of the most influential jazz singers of all time. (more...)

Ben Davis, Lesli Margherita and More to Sing '40s Tunes in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town HallBen Davis, Lesli Margherita and More to Sing '40s Tunes in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Tony Award Honoree Ben Davis (Violet, A Little Night Music, La Boheme), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Kendrick Jones (Shuffle Along, The Scottsboro Boys) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Daniel Reichard (Original Cast of Jersey Boys) will join previously announced Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Contact), multi-award winning Nightclub star Klea Blackhurst & Steve 'The Whistler' Herbst at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 27 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1940s,' which will highlight the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill & Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Randy Sharp to Direct Sidney Kingsley's DEAD END at Axis TheatreRandy Sharp to Direct Sidney Kingsley's DEAD END at Axis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Axis Company has announced that Randy Sharp, who has won acclaim for directing Edgar Oliver's celebrated trilogy of solo performances charting his life in New York City, will stage a new production of Dead End, Sidney Kingsley's seminal play about kids growing on the streets of the City during the Great Depression. (more...)

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