Billie Holiday News

BWW Reviews: Fall For Dance Final EveningBWW Reviews: Fall For Dance Final Evening
by Katharine Morales - Oct 16, 2013

Fall for Dance at New York City Center wrapped up last weekend with a program featuring four companies, thrilling in their differences. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Sadler's Wells London, BODYTRAFFIC, Les Ballet Trockadero De Monte Carlo, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre shared the stage on October 5, for an evening rich in texture and artistic achievement. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sandy Brown's Oh, Yes She Did! Comes to Santa Monica PlayhousePhoto Flash: Sandy Brown's Oh, Yes She Did! Comes to Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Sandy Brown (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Hannah Montana, House of Payne) masterfully portrays 14 legendary black women whose triumphs over their challenges changed the course of American history in her one woman show, Oh, Yes She Did! The show is now running at the Santa Monica Playhouse Fridays at 8pm for a limited run in October to November 1st. (more...)

Roseanne Cash, Rita Wilson and More Set for Landmark on Main Street's Fall 2013 Lineup, Beg. TodayRoseanne Cash, Rita Wilson and More Set for Landmark on Main Street's Fall 2013 Lineup, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Landmark on Main Street launches its 2013-14 Season with a very exciting Fall Line-Up. (more...)

Improv Pair TJ & Dave Play Town Hall Theatre TonightImprov Pair TJ & Dave Play Town Hall Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Two of the most original theatre artists in America, the long-form improvisers TJ & Dave, will be presented at The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, for the first time tonight October 11 at 8pm. (more...)

Mighty Third Rail Part of Dixon Place's 'Little Theatre' Lineup, 10/21Mighty Third Rail Part of Dixon Place's 'Little Theatre' Lineup, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

The Mighty Third Rail are among the line up of performers at Dixon Place 'Little Theatre,' one of the oldest performance spaces in New York City, a place known for new works and works-in progress, Monday, October 21st at 7:30PM, 161A Chrystie St., New York, NY 10002 (more...)

BWW TV: Dee Dee Bridgewater Talks LADY DAY on Opening Night!BWW TV: Dee Dee Bridgewater Talks LADY DAY on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2013

The new Billie Holiday musical Lady Day starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, opened last week at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical makes its New York debut having been produced at the Theatre de Boulogne-Billancourt and Theatre du GymnaseMarie Bell in Paris as well as The Donmar Warehouse and The Piccadilly Theatre in London, where it received critical praise and garnered an Olivier 'Best Actress in a Musical' Award nomination for Ms. Bridgewater. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there on opening night to chat with Bridgewater about the show, and you can check out what she had to say below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Soccer fanaticism, sexual identity and politics. The Latino Theater Company presents the world premiere of íSer!, a comedic solo show written and performed by Karen Anzoategui that features live music byCAVA and Walter Miranda written in collaboration with Louie Perez of Los Lobos. íSer! opens at the Los Angeles Theatre Center on Saturday, Nov. 16 with one low-priced preview on Nov. 15. (more...)

China Moses Set for Series of Shows at Ronnie Scott's, 11/4-6China Moses Set for Series of Shows at Ronnie Scott's, 11/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Following her acclaimed Ronnie Scott's debut in 2012, China Moses returns for 3 nights in November. The daughter of jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater and director Gilbert Moses, Paris-based China was born in the United States but raised in France. Multi-talented, she is a professional vocalist, songwriter, music producer, and television & radio host. She will be performing material from her fifth studio album, "Crazy Blues", recorded with pianist Raphael Lemonnier, which was released earlier this year. (more...)

Keith A. Dames to Host Album Release Party at Shell's Bistro, 10/28Keith A. Dames to Host Album Release Party at Shell's Bistro, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

New York-based entertainer, vocalist and jazz aficionado Keith A. Dames hosts a birthday celebration / release party for his debut CD 'Left Alone' - A Billie Holiday & Mal Waldron Composition on Monday, October 28th at Shell's Bistro in Harlem. Dames, a CityCollege graduate who has appeared at the Lenox Lounge, Jazzmobile and Stage 72 aka Triad Theater, will be joined by Danny Mixon (piano), RaDu Ben Judah (bass) Marvin Horne (guitar) and G. Earl Grice (drums) for sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Madeleine Peyroux to Play Merriam Theater, 10/25Madeleine Peyroux to Play Merriam Theater, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

After a successful debut performance at the Kimmel Center 's Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts 2013 XPN Welcomes singer- songwriter event, Madeleine Peyroux returns to make her debut at the Merriam Theater performing new works from recent album release, The Blue Room, on Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m. The Blue Room remained No. 1 on Itunes for over a month, and features the hit single, "Changing All Those Changes," with the genre-bending singer reimagining classic hits, in a repeat collaboration with longtime Peyroux producer Larry Klein. (more...)

Morrison Hotel Gallery and Antiquorum Auctioneers Offer Rare Photographs and Iconic Images TodayMorrison Hotel Gallery and Antiquorum Auctioneers Offer Rare Photographs and Iconic Images Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Morrison Hotel Gallery is thrilled to partner exclusively with Antiquorum Auctioneers today, October 8, 2013, delving deep into the photo archives of the gallery and offering one of the most complete photography auctions ever presented to the international community, presenting over 300 iconic images and unique items. (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY SWING Returns To London, Dec 2013CAFE SOCIETY SWING Returns To London, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

After sell-out shows and rave reviews at The Southbank Centre and Tricycle Theatre, CAFE SOCIETY SWING - the true story about the legendary New York nightclub which promoted racial equality and progressive causes, will play a limited season at The Leicester Square Theatre on 21 and 22 December 2013. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jackie Hoffman and More Set for 'Women of Comedy and Cabaret' Series at Joe's Pub, Oct-Dec 2013Nikki M. James, Jackie Hoffman and More Set for 'Women of Comedy and Cabaret' Series at Joe's Pub, Oct-Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013

Amber Martin, Tori Scott, Never Sleep Alone, Nikki M. James, Erin Markey, Bridget Everett, Andrea Marcovicci, Lady Rizo, Julie Klausner, Our Lady J, Tammy Faye Starlite, Jackie Hoffman, Sandra Bernhard and Pam Ann are set for the 'Women of Comedy and Cabaret' series at Joe's Pub at the Public, running October to December 2013. Details below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dee Dee Bridgewater & More Celebrate LADY DAY Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Dee Dee Bridgewater & More Celebrate LADY DAY Opening Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 4, 2013

The new Billie Holiday musical Lady Day starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, opened last night, October 3 at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical makes its New York debut having been produced at the Theatre de Boulogne-Billancourt and Theatre du Gymnase Marie Bell in Paris as well as The Donmar Warehouse and The Piccadilly Theatre in London, where it received critical praise and garnered an Olivier 'Best Actress in a Musical' Award nomination for Ms. Bridgewater. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)


by Michael Dale - Oct 4, 2013

Dee Dee Bridgewater gives a terrific performance as Billie Holiday, but the play is a clunky collection of cliches. (more...)

Perry Beekman Trio to Bring Cole Porter to the Met Room, TodayPerry Beekman Trio to Bring Cole Porter to the Met Room, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

Perry Beekman sings and plays Cole Porter today, October 4th at 9:30 pm at The Metropolitan Room. (more...)

BHT to Premiere France-Luce Benson's FATI'S LAST DANCE, 10/19-12/15BHT to Premiere France-Luce Benson's FATI'S LAST DANCE, 10/19-12/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

The Billie Holiday Theatre kicks off its 42nd Season Generations United on October 19 with the World Premiere of Fati's Last Dance by France-Luce Benson and directed by the Theatre's Artistic Director Jackie Alexander. Previews begin Saturday, October 19 with the show running through Sunday, December 15 (Opening Night TBD). Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm with matinees on Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets range from $15-$25 and can be purchased online at www.thebillieholiday.org or by calling the box office at 718-636-0918 or 0919. Discounts are available for Children, Seniors, and Groups. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jackie Hoffman and More Set for 'Women of Comedy and Cabaret' Series at Joe's Pub, Oct-Dec 2013Nikki M. James, Jackie Hoffman and More Set for 'Women of Comedy and Cabaret' Series at Joe's Pub, Oct-Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Amber Martin, Tori Scott, Never Sleep Alone, Nikki M. James, Erin Markey, Bridget Everett, Andrea Marcovicci, Lady Rizo, Julie Klausner, Our Lady J, Tammy Faye Starlite, Jackie Hoffman, Sandra Bernhard and Pam Ann are set for the 'Women of Comedy and Cabaret' series at Joe's Pub at the Public, running October to December 2013. Details below! (more...)

Billie Holiday Theatre Appoints Jackie Alexander New Artistic Director; Announces 2013-14 SeasonBillie Holiday Theatre Appoints Jackie Alexander New Artistic Director; Announces 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

The Billie Holiday Theatre's Executive Director Marjorie Moon announces the appointment of director, actor, playwright, and novelist Jackie Alexander as the Theatre's Artistic Director. (more...)

Miche Braden to Lead THE DEVIL'S MUSIC at People's Light, 10/16-11/24Miche Braden to Lead THE DEVIL'S MUSIC at People's Light, 10/16-11/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

People's Light & Theatre presents The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith running October 16-November 24, 2013 on the Steinbright Stage. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets call 610.644.3500 or visit PeoplesLight.org. People's Light & Theatre thanks the Lomax Family Foundation for their support of this production. (more...)

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