Billie Holiday News

Yaw Agyeman and More to Star in CCT's New R&B Family Musical MR. CHICKEE'S FUNNY MONEY, 1/18-3/2Yaw Agyeman and More to Star in CCT's New R&B Family Musical MR. CHICKEE'S FUNNY MONEY, 1/18-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre has announced casting for its world premiere of Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, an all-new, rhythm and blues family musical playing January 18 - March 2, 2014 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago. Press opening is Friday, January 24 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Regina Carter and Nnenna Freelon Set for Royal Conservatory Concert TodayRegina Carter and Nnenna Freelon Set for Royal Conservatory Concert Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Regina Carter and Nnenna Freelon will replace the previously announced Tony and Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater in today's December 14, 2013 concert celebrating the 90th birthdays of Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan. The Royal Conservatory congratulates Ms. Bridgewater on her role in the upcoming off-Broadway production of Lady Day, in which she will portray legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. The production begins September 12, which is the reason Ms. Bridgewater had to cancel her Conservatory appearance in December. (more...)

VERONIC VOICES Extends Residency at Bally's Las Vegas Through 2014VERONIC VOICES Extends Residency at Bally's Las Vegas Through 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

VERONIC Voices will continue to call the historic Jubilee! Theater at Bally's Las Vegas home through 2014. Veronic DiCaire, the vocal impressionist who has taken Las Vegas by storm with her spot on ability to recreate the voices of music's most iconic female singers, will return in the spring of 2014, following tour dates in Canada. Tickets for newly-announced 2014 performances will go on sale in January. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Paula West, Feb 13-March 9Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Paula West, Feb 13-March 9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Hotel Nikko and Michael Feinstein will welcome renowned San Francisco Bay Area jazz vocalist, Paula West, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for a four-week engagement - February 13 - March 9, 2014. (more...)

Melissa Laveaux Releases MEMORY IS A STRANGE BELL EP; See Her Live in New York TodayMelissa Laveaux Releases MEMORY IS A STRANGE BELL EP; See Her Live in New York Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

Haitian-Canadian Melissa Laveaux is a self-assured artist that combines folk, indie pop and her signature percussive finger-style blues guitar for a style that is both sophisticated and sweet on her new EP Memory Is A Strange Bell, which is out now. (more...)

Melissa Laveaux Releases MEMORY IS A STRANGE BELL EP; See Her Live in New York, TodayMelissa Laveaux Releases MEMORY IS A STRANGE BELL EP; See Her Live in New York, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Haitian-Canadian Mélissa Laveaux is a self-assured artist that combines folk, indie pop and her signature percussive finger-style blues guitar for a style that is both sophisticated and sweet on her new EP Memory Is A Strange Bell, which is out now. (more...)

Justin Sayre Makes Solo Debut with IN MY GIRLISH DAYS at Joe's Pub TonightJustin Sayre Makes Solo Debut with IN MY GIRLISH DAYS at Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Justin Sayre - the acclaimed writer and creator of The Meeting* - will make his solo debut at JOE'S PUB at The Public tonight, December 8 at 9:30 PM in an new original show, IN MY GIRLISH DAYS. (more...)

Talented Local Musicians to Pay Tribute to Their Inspirations at The Creative Alliance, 11/2-12/2Talented Local Musicians to Pay Tribute to Their Inspirations at The Creative Alliance, 11/2-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Talented Local Musicians Pay Tribute to their Inspiration Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, & Baltimore Jazz Diva Ruby Glover at The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224. The Beatle's 50 Years On The Air Tribute Performance is November 2nd, at 7 and 9:30 PM. Baltimore Loves Joni is on November 7th at 7 PM. A Tribute to Ruby Glover is December 7th at 8 pm. (more...)

Rain Pryor to Bring FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES to Tammany Hall, 12/11Rain Pryor to Bring FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES to Tammany Hall, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

RAIN PRYOR stars in this effervescent solo show, which recounts her upbringing in a biracial household (her mother was Jewish) in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ms. Pryor, who sings & portrays a range of characters (including, poignantly, her father Richard in a spot-on impression), will appear in FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES for one performance only, Wednesday, December 11th at 8:30pm. The show, presented by The Inspired Word, will be performed at Tammany Hall on Orchard Street. (more...)

LADY DAY to Play Final Performance at Little Shubert Theatre on 1/5LADY DAY to Play Final Performance at Little Shubert Theatre on 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

After receiving critical and popular acclaim, "Lady Day," the musical about Billie Holiday, will play its final performance on January 5th at Times Square's Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). The production starring Dee Dee Bridgewater, started previews on September 19th and played 16 previews; opened on October 3rd and will have played 110 performances by January 5th. Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical is produced by Misty Road Productions. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

At specific outdoor locations on the streets and in subway stations in New York, San Francisco and Chicago, shoppers using their smartphones will be able to virtually interact with physical murals. They'll be able to see, feel and virtually touch titles by using the UView Augmented Reality app (download at http://umusic.ly/downloaduView or http://bit.ly/1fEgzvd) and scanning the box-sets cover art featured in the murals as well as purchase their favorite box sets instantly. As a free bonus, shoppers will receive exclusives with any purchase (while supplies last) such as special edition flexis, shirts, posters, and lithographs. The virtual store will be open 24/7 throughout the holidays including Christmas, and New Year's Day. (more...)

Terry Burrell & Lawrence Leritz Set for THEATRE CHAT, 12/4Terry Burrell & Lawrence Leritz Set for THEATRE CHAT, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:35 PM (ET) to join in the celebration with 'Mr. Showbusiness' on Jimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT AND THIS 'N THAT, broadcasting live on WWJB -- regionally and nationally on the world wide web: www.wwjb.com/pages/4395150.php. This week's guests are actress and playwright Terry Burrell and actor, producer, and choreographer Lawrence Leritz. (more...)

Sky-Pony, Cristin Milioti, Justin Sayre and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 12/8Sky-Pony, Cristin Milioti, Justin Sayre and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Coming up this week at Joe's Pub: Night of a Thousand Genders, Sky-Pony, Creative Time, Ben Allison Band, CMA Songwriters, Marta Gomez, Sultans of String, Never Sleep Alone, Lri McKenna, Champagne Jerry, Shakina Nayfack, Reverend Billy, Cristin Milioti and Justin Sayre. Details below! (more...)

Carole J. Bufford, Liz Callaway, Jeff Harnar and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Jan-Feb 2014Carole J. Bufford, Liz Callaway, Jeff Harnar and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Jan-Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

2014 sees some new names and some returns to The Crazy Coqs. January starts with the London debut of the sizzling cabaret performer Carole J .Bufford and her show Body and Soul (January 7 - 11) followed by the popular Broadway star Brent Barrett and his show Night Songs (January 14 -18) and then actress and singer Linda Purl with her show Midnight Caravan: Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era of the 40s & 50s (January 21 - 25). (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEETHOVEN AND MISFORTUNE COOKIES Teaches to Take the Sour Notes in Life and Tweak Them in Your FavorBWW Reviews: BEETHOVEN AND MISFORTUNE COOKIES Teaches to Take the Sour Notes in Life and Tweak Them in Your Favor
by Shari Barrett - Dec 2, 2013

BEETHOVEN AND MISFORTUNE COOKIES is the true story of Kabin Thomas, a musician and, for eleven years, a Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas. Ernest Harden, Jr. portrays Professor Thomas, taking us on Thomas' harrowing journey back to his childhood as he questions his mental health, just as Beethoven must have endured emotional turmoil after the loss of his hearing. (more...)

Michael Cerveris and The Loose Cattle Band, Our Lady J & More Set for Joe's Pub this WeekMichael Cerveris and The Loose Cattle Band, Our Lady J & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

This week (Nov. 27 - Dec.1), Joe's Pub wil feature INNA BARMASH, MICHAEL CERVERIS, CARL HANCOCK RUX, MIKE VIOLA, PIERCE TURNER, OUR LADY J, REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR, KENNY ENDO AND KAORU WATANABE'S CONVERGENCE, and JOEY ARIAS. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special: Over 60 of Broadway's Brightest Tell Us 'What Are You Most Thankful For?'BroadwayWorld Special: Over 60 of Broadway's Brightest Tell Us 'What Are You Most Thankful For?'
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2013

Broadway has a lot to be thankful for this year, with 41 productions having opened in 2013 and two more to go before the end of the season. Below, we bring you a classic Thanksgiving table tradition--Broadway style. In the special feature below, BroadwayWorld brings you entries from over 60 of Broadway's brightest stars, who have shared what they are most thankful for this year. Find out why Broadway's elite will be counting their blessings this holiday season below! Find out why Broadway's elite will be counting their blessings this holiday season below! (more...)

Legendary Jazz Drummer Chico Hamilton Passes Away at 92Legendary Jazz Drummer Chico Hamilton Passes Away at 92
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Legendary drummer and NEA Jazz Master Foreststorn 'Chico' Hamilton died on Monday, November 25, 2013, in New York City at the age of 92. (more...)

Laura Celso to Bring Jazz and Soul to Moulin Bleu TonightLaura Celso to Bring Jazz and Soul to Moulin Bleu Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Laura Celso presenta LAURA CELSO Natural, jueves 21 de noviembre 21:30 hs, Moulin Bleu, Rodriguez Peña 411 C.A.B.A. Telefono: 4371-8672. (more...)

AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW to Welcome Veronic DiClaire, 11/21AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW to Welcome Veronic DiClaire, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

The Australian Bee Gees Show - A Tribute to the Bee Gees welcomes renowned vocal impressionist and Bally's Las Vegas headliner Veronic DiCaire to its stage for a special performance during the show Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Thunder From Down Under Showroom at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. (more...)

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