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Billie Holiday Theatre Presents The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile Thru 6/26Billie Holiday Theatre Presents The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile Thru 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2011

The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre concludes its 39th season and trilogy of new Jackie Alexander plays with the world premiere of The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile. (more...)

Billie Holiday Theatre Premieres 'The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile' 4/29-6/26Billie Holiday Theatre Premieres 'The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile' 4/29-6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2011

The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre concludes its 39th season and trilogy of new Jackie Alexander plays with the world premiere of The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile. The Equity production will begin previews April 29 and open May 12, running through June 26 at the 200-seat Billie Holiday Theatre, Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. (more...)

Baby Jane Dexter Brings 'The Real World' Back To Met Playhouse 7/8Baby Jane Dexter Brings 'The Real World' Back To Met Playhouse 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

The indomitable Baby Jane Dexter brings back her highly acclaimed show 'The Real World,' for four nights only at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, as she celebrates the show's live recording release on Quannacut Records. (more...)

STG Presents Zee Avi At The Crocodile 10/10STG Presents Zee Avi At The Crocodile 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) presents Zee Avi on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 9:00pm at the Crocodile. (more...)

Town Hall Welcomes TO BILLIE WITH LOVE, 6/24Town Hall Welcomes TO BILLIE WITH LOVE, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

On Friday June 24 at 8:00 PM, The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St.), Times Square's landmark concert venue, presents A Blue Note Jazz Festival Event, 'To Billie With Love A Celebration of Lady Day' by famed jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater with guest artist Chrisette Michelle, who is produced in association with Jill Newman Productions. Dee Dee Bridgewater will perform a tribute to the legendary Billie Holiday that will feature selections from Bridgewater's latest recording, 'Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee,' for which Ms. Bridgewater received the 2011 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. She will sing and scat her way to a fresh interpretation of Holiday's signature melodies, accompanied by the quartet of Edsel Gomez (Piano), Kenny Davis (Bass), Jaz Sawyer (drums) and Craig Handy (reeds). Tickets are on sale now for $50 and $45 and are available through Ticketmaster (800) 982-2787 or www, ticketmaster.com or by visiting The Town Hall Box Office between noon and 6PM (except Sundays). (more...)

New Haarlem Arts Theatre Presents IT AINT NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUESNew Haarlem Arts Theatre Presents IT AINT NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2011

'It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues,' directed by Alfred Preisser, is the second production of New Haarlem Arts Theatre, the new professional theater company of CCNY. (more...)

THE LEGEND OF BUSTER NEAL Returns for Encore NY PerformancesTHE LEGEND OF BUSTER NEAL Returns for Encore NY Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2011

In honor of being selected for mainstage performance at the National Black Theatre Festival, the Billie Holiday Theatre will present encore performances of The Legend of Buster Neal, written and directed by Jackie Alexander. (more...)

Linda Eder, Christiane Noll, Robert Cuccioli Set for BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 1997, 6/20Linda Eder, Christiane Noll, Robert Cuccioli Set for BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 1997, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2011

The Town Hall (123 W 43rd Street), New York's landmark concert venue will conclude the 11th season of the acclaimed Broadway By The YearŽ Series with The Broadway Musicals of 1997 on Monday, June 20th at 8PM. The concert will reunite the three stars of the famous 1997 hit show, Jekyll & Hyde, Robert Cuccioli (Tony Nominee), Linda Eder (Drama Desk Nominee) and Christiane Noll (who will be directing the concert as well as starring). This is the first time the three stars of the show have appeared together on a New York stage in more than a decade. (more...)

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 1997 Plays Town Hall TonightBROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 1997 Plays Town Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2011

The Town Hall (123 W 43rd Street), New York's landmark concert venue will conclude the 11th season of the acclaimed Broadway By The YearŽ Series with The Broadway Musicals of 1997 on Monday, June 20th at 8PM. Performers already announced from the 1997 hit Jekyll & Hyde include Robert Cuccioli (Tony Nominee), Linda Eder (Drama Desk Nominee), and Christiane Noll (who will also be directing the concert). From 1997's The Life, Lillias White (Tony Winner) and Chuck Cooper (Tony Winner) will perform, along with the newly announced Karen Ziemba (Tony Nominee) from 1997's Steel Pier (Tony Nominee), and The Scarlet Pimpernel's acclaimed star Christine Andreas. Tickets are $55 & $50 and are on sale through TicketMaster at 800-982-2787 , www.ticketmaster.com, or the Town Hall Box Office between noon and 6 PM (except Sundays) (212) 840-2824 . (more...)

Court Theatre Presents PORGY AND BESS 5/12-6/19Court Theatre Presents PORGY AND BESS 5/12-6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with Artistic Consultant Ron OJ Parson and Musical Direction by Doug Peck. (more...)

Todd M. Kryger, Alexis Rogers to Star in Court's PORGY & BESSTodd M. Kryger, Alexis Rogers to Star in Court's PORGY & BESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

Chicago's Court Theatre has announced casting for Porgy and Bess which is set to run May 12 - June 19. The cast will include: Todd M. Kryger (Porgy), Alexis Rogers (Bess), Karla Beard (Serena), Bear Bellinger (Peter), Sean Blake (Sportin' Life), James Earl Jones II (Crown), Brian-Alwyn Newland (Robbins), Harriet Nzinga Plumpp (Clara), Kelvin Roston, Jr. (Jim), Bethany Thomas (Maria), Travis Turner (Mingo), Adrienne Walker (Annie), and Byron Glenn Willis (Jake). (more...)

Tyler Maynard, Jennifer Rias, et al. Join BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 1997Tyler Maynard, Jennifer Rias, et al. Join BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 1997
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

The Town Hall (123 W 43rd Street), New York's landmark concert venue will conclude the 11th season of the acclaimed Broadway By The YearŽ Series with The Broadway Musicals of 1997 on Monday, June 20th at 8PM. Performers already announced from the 1997 hit Jekyll & Hyde include Robert Cuccioli (Tony Nominee), Linda Eder (Drama Desk Nominee), and Christiane Noll (who will also be directing the concert). From 1997's The Life, Lillias White (Tony Winner) and Chuck Cooper (Tony Winner). Also in the show, Karen Ziemba (Tony Nominee) from 1997's Steel Pier, The Scarlet Pimpernel's acclaimed star Christine Andreas, and Jeffry Denman, Drama Desk Nominee for Yank! These acclaimed stars will be joined by Drama Desk Nominee Christina Bianco (Forbidden Broadway, Newsical, The Musical), David Burnham (The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman, Wicked), Erin Denman (42nd Street), Drew Humphrey (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Jennifer Rias (Broadway by the Year: 1921) and Tyler Maynard (Mary Poppins). (more...)

Town Hall Announces 2011 SUMMER BROADWAY FESTIVAL, 7/11-25Town Hall Announces 2011 SUMMER BROADWAY FESTIVAL, 7/11-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011

The Town Hall, New York's landmark theatre and concert venue presents the 5th Annual Summer Broadway Festival, created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. Presented on three consecutive Monday nights in July at 8PM are BROADWAY WINNERS: THE AWARD WINNING MUSIC OF BROADWAY! on July 11th, BROADWAY'S RISING STARS on July 18th, and ALL SINGIN' ALL DANCIN' on July 25th. The evenings will feature music and dance coupled with witty insider tidbits, all performed by Broadway's finest. Tickets for BROADWAY WINNERS and ALL SINGIN' ALL DANCIN' are $55 & $45, Tickets for BROADWAY'S RISING STARS are $40 & $30 and are on sale through TicketMaster, (800) 982-2787 ,www.ticketmaster.com, or The Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43 Street) between noon and 6 PM (except Sundays) at 212-840-2824 . (more...)

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Honors Billie Holiday, 6/10-12LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Honors Billie Holiday, 6/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL is a mesmerizing tribute to Billie Holiday. (more...)

Theater Works and Black Theatre Troupe Present LADY DAY... in JuneTheater Works and Black Theatre Troupe Present LADY DAY... in June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL is a mesmerizing tribute to Billie Holiday. Proudly produced by Theater Works and Black Theatre Troupe audiences will spend an evening with Billie Holiday as she captivates one of her last audiences. Listen to a collection of her best know music interlaced with salty, often humorous memories. LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL is a riveting portrait of a gifted musician whose very soul was shaped by pain and anguish. Performing in the Mary Jane Gyder theater LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL will run June 10, 11 and 12. Tickets are only $25 / person and are on sale now! (more...)

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Honors Billie Holiday, 6/10-12LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Honors Billie Holiday, 6/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL is a mesmerizing tribute to Billie Holiday. (more...)

Melanie Stace Makes New York Concert Debut at the Metropolitan RoomMelanie Stace Makes New York Concert Debut at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2011

The British TV star Melanie Stace makes her New York concert debut at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, beginning Thursday July 7. (more...)

Baby Jane Dexter Returns To The Metropolitan Room, Opens July 8Baby Jane Dexter Returns To The Metropolitan Room, Opens July 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2011

Baby Jane Dexter returns to Metropolitan Room for a special summer encore engagement celebrating the release of her new live CD, 'The Real World' on Quannacut Records. (more...)

The Town Hall Presents Easy To Love June 9The Town Hall Presents Easy To Love June 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2011

On what would have been Cole Porters 120th Birthday, The Town Hall (123 West 43 Street), Times Square's landmark concert venue, will present Easy To Love: Andrea Marcovicci and Jeff Harnar Sing Cole Porter, on Thursday, June 9, at 8:00 P.M. (more...)

Town Hall Celebrates Cole Porter With EASY TO LOVE 6/9Town Hall Celebrates Cole Porter With EASY TO LOVE 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2011

The Town Hall (123 West 43 Street), Times Square's landmark concert venue, will present 'Easy To Love: Andrea Marcovicci and Jeff Harnar Sing Cole Porter' on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 8:00 P.M. (more...)

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