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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...)

LADY DAY, Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE, DISGRACED and More Set for Milwaukee Rep's 2016-17 SeasonLADY DAY, Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE, DISGRACED and More Set for Milwaukee Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Tonight, Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman announced Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2016/17 Season to a group of The Rep's subscribers, donors, community leaders, and members of the press. (more...)

BWW Interview: Who Is Nicci Canada? A Tribute To Ella FitzgeraldBWW Interview: Who Is Nicci Canada? A Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald
by Vickie Evans - Feb 10, 2016

Nicci Canada pays tribute to Lady Ella Fitzgerald on Valentine's weekend in Charlotte, NC. It's all about Love! (more...)

'LADY DAY' & More Set for Dorset Theatre Festival's Summer 2016 Season'LADY DAY' & More Set for Dorset Theatre Festival's Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Building upon their continued reputation as a theatre where audiences can expect the unexpected, Dorset Theatre Festival's 2016 summer season will feature a historic collaboration with Vermont's Weston Playhouse and Northern Stage, a World Premiere by acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck, a Regional Premiere by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl, and an exciting revival of Broadway's recent Tony Award-winner Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, featuring the life and music of jazz-icon Billie Holiday. (more...)

West End Roundup - Januar Edition: mit CURSED CHILD Besetzung, Audra McDonald und GROUNDHOG DAY MusicalWest End Roundup - Januar Edition: mit CURSED CHILD Besetzung, Audra McDonald und GROUNDHOG DAY Musical
by Iris Moebius - Feb 3, 2016

Es wieder soweit: Zeit fur eines neues West End Roundup. Ausnahmsweise fasse ich hier dieses Mal Neuigkeiten aus den letzten zwei Monaten zusammen. Die Vorweihnachtszeit war, mit Ausnahme der großen Harry Potter Bekanntgabe, etwas flau in Sachen in News. Dafur gibt es jetzt um so mehr zu berichten, von Matthew Perry bis Audra McDonald, und von Billy Elliot bis Groundhog Day. Lest selbst (more...)

Jazz Saxophonist Fred Staton to Celebrate 101st Birthday in NYCJazz Saxophonist Fred Staton to Celebrate 101st Birthday in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Fred Staton, jazz saxophonist, will celebrate his 101st birthday at the Monday Night Jam, hosted by the Jazz Foundation of America in NYC, on February 15. Fred, whose sister is the late Jazz/Blues songstress, Dakota Staton, is evidence of the power of jazz and the importance of living a life of passion, no matter one's age. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/26/2016 - 2/2/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 1/26/2016 - 2/2/2016
by - Feb 2, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/26/2016 - 2/2/2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Sings 'Say No to This' with a Twist in Today's #Ham4HamSTAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Sings 'Say No to This' with a Twist in Today's #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2016

For today's #Ham4Ham performance, Lin-Manuel Miranda welcomed Audra McDonald to join him in singing 'Say No to This' from HAMILTON. The twist? McDonald channeled Billie Holiday for the performance. Check it out below! (more...)

Lee Daniels to Helm Documentary on Legendary Apollo Theater; Asking Fans for Film FootageLee Daniels to Helm Documentary on Legendary Apollo Theater; Asking Fans for Film Footage
by Movies News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Oscar nominee Lee Daniels will be directing a documentary on Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater and is asking music fans to contribute visual or audio-visual material for the project.  (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Celebrates Gala Committee at Club ColettePalm Beach Dramaworks Celebrates Gala Committee at Club Colette
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Marlene & Martin Silver, Chairs of Palm Beach Dramaworks' much-anticipated 16th Anniversary Gala, gave a jump-start to the festivities on January 20 when they hosted a cocktail reception for the Gala Committee at Club Colette. The main event takes place on Saturday, March 12 at 6:30pm, when the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion will be transformed into a chic nightclub evoking such celebrated venues as the Cotton Club, the Stork Club, the Latin Quarter, and El Morocco. (more...)

E Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at NorthlightE Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Tim Evans announce E. Faye Butler in Concert. This one-night-only concert event will be held at 7:30pm on February 8, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Diverging Elements Theatre Co. to Present A LETTER TO AUNTIE ROSA This FebDiverging Elements Theatre Co. to Present A LETTER TO AUNTIE ROSA This Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Diverging Elements Theatre Co. will present the original production, A LETTER TO AUNTIE ROSA, this February as part of its 'Stories in 4D' New York City touring series in partnership with Barnes & Noble, Book Culture, and Strand Bookstore. (more...)

The Old Globe to Present Free Weekend of Poetry in Honor of THE METROMANIACSThe Old Globe to Present Free Weekend of Poetry in Honor of THE METROMANIACS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

In honor of David Ives's poetry-infused comedy THE METROMANIACS, the Globe brings together a dynamic mix of poets and performers for a Free Weekend of Poetry, featuring two free public events to celebrate the power and artistry of San Diego poetry. (more...)

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