Billie Holiday News

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2014: NOVA NOIR Sees the Welcome Return of Kim Smith
by Barry Lenny - Jun 11, 2014

Kim Smith is a regular visitor to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and we just can't enough of his style of cabaret. (more...)

Audra McDonald Responds to TIME Letter, Explains Tony Awards Acceptance Speech
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Yesterday, June 9, TIME's Belinda Luscombe wrote an open letter to Audra McDonald titled: 'Sorry, Audra McDonald--My Kid Needs His ADHD Meds'. Now, McDonald has responded, explaining her Tony Awards acceptance speech from Sunday night, in which she thanked her parents for not putting her on medication. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Return to The Van Wezel, 3/22/2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

After winning her record 6th Tony Award Sunday night, Audra McDonald is finding her way back to the Van Wezel for an awe inspiring solo performance. March 22nd, 2015 at 7:00pm. Tickets on sale now. (more...)

Pennylynn White & More Join Beautiful Soup's WHAT WAS LOST; Complete Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

After Beautiful Soup Theater's acclaimed and sold-out production of Little Wars in April, they'll present the last two works in Steven Carl McCasland's trilogy examining women in the arts. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Ellen Degeneres- Can Audra McDonald Solve a Mystery with Just her Typewriter & a Hunch?
by BWW Staff - Jun 09, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Eleen Degeneres wrote ' @AudraEqualityMc has won the most Tonys in history, beating Angela Lansbury. But can she solve a mystery with just her typewriter& a hunch?' (more...)

Audra McDonald Coming to bergenPAC in May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey presents history making six time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Friday May 8th 2015 at 8PM. See Audra McDonald live and in concert at bergenPAC performing all of her Broadway hit songs and so much more, tickets go on sale Friday, June 13th at 11AM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Premi BroadwayWorld 2013-14 - La giuria: Rossana Casale
by Nino Prattico - Jun 09, 2014

C'eravamo lasciati la settimana scorsa con l'annuncio del primo giurato d'eccellenza per i Premi BroadwayWorld Italia 2013-14, Gino Landi, e con la promessa di comunicare, di settimana in settimana, l'intera composizione della giuria. Annunciamo oggi il secondo nome della nostra giuria di qualita: cantante straordinaria, attrice, esperta vocal coach e autrice... Signore e signori, ROSSANA CASALE! Rossana Casale nasce a New York da papa americano e mamma veneziana. Poco dopo si trasferisce a Venezia e poi a Milano. Dal 1996 vive a Roma. Nel 1972 inizia le collaborazioni come corista (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Makes History; Her Six Inspiring Tony Awards Moments!
by Stage Tube - Jun 09, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, Audra McDonald has just received her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL. Below, BWW honors the Broadway legend by looking at her acceptance speeches, and her Tony performance from 110 IN THE SHADE - check out the videos! (more...)

BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 09, 2014

Today, BWW takes an in-depth look at the newly minted winners of theater's most prestigous award! (more...)

Gentleman's Guide y Hedwig son los vencedores de los Tony 2014
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 08, 2014

'A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder' (Mejor Direccion, Mejor Libreto, Mejor Vestuario y Mejor Musical) y 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' (Mejor Actor para Neil Patrick Harris, Mejor Actriz de reparto para Lena Hall, Mejor Iluminación y Mejor Revival de un musical) empatan, en una edicion facilmente olvidable. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/7-6/8/2014
by - Jun 08, 2014

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, June 8, 2014 - Sunday, June 8, 2014. (more...)

LADY DAY's Audra McDonald Wins Historic Tony for Best Lead Actress in a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Audra McDonald has just received her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL. This year's Tony nomination marked McDonald's 8th. She now holds the record for most Tonys won by an actor, surpassing Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury with 5 Tony Awards each. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

Trustus Theatre Managing Director Larry Hembree hosts Larry's Bring Your Own Dinner Dinner Theatre, Wednesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. at Trustus, 520 Lady Street in the Congaree Vista. Act I will feature the hilarious talents of some "lovely ladies" that were "kicked off the Lawrence Welk Show", with special Guest Patti O'Furniture. Act II will fill the air with wonderful music as the Dick Goodwin Trio takes the stage with some of Trustus' most popular vocalists. Trustus celebrates its 30th Anniversary season beginning in September and all proceeds to offset operating costs at theatre. There are also other opportunities to donate to the theatre whether you attend the event or not. (more...)

The Todd Londagin Band to Perform at The Terrace at Yotel, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

The Todd Londagin Band will perform at The Terrace at Yotel, 570 Tenth Ave at 42nd Street as part of 'After Work Jazz' on June 6, 2014 from 5 to 10 p.m. (more...)

BWW Countdown: You Get to Rank Your Favorite Audra McDonald Roles
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 04, 2014

There is little doubt who is the reigning queen of Broadway. With five Tony Awards and eight nominations in just 20 years, Audra McDonald has held that title for quite a while now. In addition to her prolific stage career, she also has found time to do turns on TV and have a recording and touring career. If Audra wins her sixth Tony this Sunday, she will become the first actor to do so in the four major acting categories. (more...)

Singer Laura Celso Presents LAURA CELSO: UNPLUGGED on 6/7
by Louisa Brady - Jun 04, 2014

Actualmente, presenta "LAURA CELSO Natural", su primer disco solista como cantautora, en donde se fusionan diferentes estilos para alcanzar un sonido unico y original. Teniendo como base ritmos variados, desde el rock y el R&B, hasta las baladas melodicas; el disco marca una impronta musical elaborada, llena de matices y emocion, en donde se puede percibir la calidez pasional y cautivadora de su voz, inundada por el sentimiento puro de su musica. (more...)

Beautiful Soup Postpones Return Engagement of LITTLE WARS; 'SHADES OF BLUE' & WHAT WAS LOST to Run 8/27-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Due to scheduling conflicts with its original cast, Beautiful Soup will postpone the return engagement of Steven Carl McCasland's Little Wars. Replacing it in repertory with the previously announced Shades of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day, What Was Lost is a new play by McCasland chronicling Laurette Taylor's rehearsal process for the original production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. (more...)

REVOLT Presents HELLO Harlem Initiative To Benefit the Boys & Girls Club
by TV News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Today, REVOLT TV announced a new community initiative, HELLO Harlem, designed to raise interest, awareness and support for the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Margo Seibert, Rory O'Malley & More Set for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Tony Award nominees Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Big Fish) and Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights) and Margot Seibert (Adrian in Rocky), Barrett Foa (Buyer & Cellar, Avenue Q, NCIS: Los Angeles), Terri White (Finian's Rainbow), Jack Noseworthy (The Sweet Smell of Success), Kendrick Jones (The Scottsboro Boys), Kevin Spirtas (Hugh Jackman's Understudy in The Boy From Oz), Sarah Jane McMahon (NY City Opera's Pirates of Penzance) and supermodel Oakley Boycott will be among the 25 stars set to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014. More stars to be announced soon! (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks Billie Holiday on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2014

The Tony Award-nominated Audra McDonald talked to CBS SUNDAY MORNING's Mo Rocca this Sunday about two legendary singers: Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. (more...)

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