Billie Holiday News

Nina Kristofferson to Bring THE BILLIE HOLIDAY STORY to Charing Cross Theatre, April 1Nina Kristofferson to Bring THE BILLIE HOLIDAY STORY to Charing Cross Theatre, April 1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

Actress, singer and writer Nina Kristofferson brings her one woman show 'The Billie Holiday Story' to the Charing Cross Theatre on 1 April 2013 for a strictly limited 8 week run. This London engagement follows a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011, and a tour of the UK in 2012, which attracted critical and public acclaim. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Cabaret Month at Joe's Pub, March-April 2013Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Cabaret Month at Joe's Pub, March-April 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

Celebrate National Women's History Month and the first annual March is Cabaret Month in New York City with Broadway and cabaret stars at Joe's Pub at The Public. Justin Vivian Bond will premiere Mx America for six nights, Tony Award Winner Tonya Pinkins and downtown legend Joey Arias will return for encore performances, veteran UK cabaret star Barb Jungr will cross the pond for a rare US appearance, Our Hit Parade favorite Erin Markey makes her solo debut and much more. Read on for more details for Broadway and Cabaret performances at Joe's Pub at The Public this March and April. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Apollo Theater Presents APOLLO CLUB HARLEMBWW Reviews: Apollo Theater Presents APOLLO CLUB HARLEM
by Elisa Kimble - Mar 5, 2013

If you are ever in Harlem make sure you visit the Apollo Theater. During the 30's and 40's this was one of New York City's hottest night clubs, the place where the music of Billie, Ella, Dinah, Sarah, Duke, and Dizzy became legendary. In an effort to recapture that bygone glory, the theater is presenting Apollo Club Harlem, an enterprising and captivating attempt not only to revive the jazz spirit of 125th Street, but rekindle it as well for a new generation of jazz and pop music enthusiasts. (more...)

Nina Kristofferson Brings THE BILLIE HOLIDAY STORY To Charing Cross Theatre In AprilNina Kristofferson Brings THE BILLIE HOLIDAY STORY To Charing Cross Theatre In April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

Described by The Times as 'hypnotizing, captivating, electrifying', actress, singer and writer Nina Kristofferson brings her one-woman show 'The Billie Holiday Story' to the Charing Cross Theatre on 1 April 2013 for a strictly limited eight-week run. This London engagement follows a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011, and a tour of the UK in 2012, which attracted critical and public acclaim. (more...)

Marilyn Maye Premieres MAYE-DEN VOYAGE at 54 Below, Now thru 3/16Marilyn Maye Premieres MAYE-DEN VOYAGE at 54 Below, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

54 BELOW, has announced the appearance of cabaret and theatre legend Marilyn Maye and the debut of her new show 'MAYE-DEN Voyage' for a two-week engagement today, March 5-7 and March 12-14 at 7:00PM and March 8-9 & 15-16 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Vicky's of Santa Fe Presents AN AFTERNOON WITH CORKY HALE, 3/17Vicky's of Santa Fe Presents AN AFTERNOON WITH CORKY HALE, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

CORKY HALE, the world renowned Jazz Harpist, Pianist and Vocalist will appear as a Guest Artist with the JAZZTIME BAND at Vicky's of Santa Fe in "AN AFTERNOON WITH CORKY HALE" on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. The event will be presented at Vicky's of Santa Fe; Highway 111 at 45-100 Club Drive; Indian Wells, CA 92210. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops to Present THE GERSHWINS: HERE TO STAY, 3/14-16Pacific Symphony Pops to Present THE GERSHWINS: HERE TO STAY, 3/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Strike up the (big) band for a one-of-a-kind concert experience as Pacific Symphony Pops celebrates the greatest team of collaborators in American music history: George and Ira Gershwin. 'The Gershwins: Here to Stay' is a unique multimedia event that illuminates the lives and music of the composer and his lyricist brother with home movies, original photos and rare audio and video footage. (more...)

Sweet Honey In The Rock Celebrates CD Release at Merriam Theater TonightSweet Honey In The Rock Celebrates CD Release at Merriam Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Nearing its fourth decade, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning female African-American a cappella group Sweet Honey In The Rock was ready to follow its adventurous spirit and undertake a new challenge - to honor some of the seminal songs that first inspired its unique blend of folk, blues, jazz, gospel and ethnic music in a concert presentation utilizing an instrumental backing trio for the first time. (more...)

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 55th Anniversary Celebration Tour, Coming to ColumbusMonterey Jazz Festival Announces 55th Anniversary Celebration Tour, Coming to Columbus
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

The Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world, has presented nearly every major jazz star-from Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong to Esperanza Spalding and Trombone Shorty-since it was founded in 1958. World-renowned for its artistic excellence, sophisticated informality, and long-standing mission to create and support year-round jazz education and performance programs in local, regional, national, and international venues, the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Anniversary Celebration continues this commitment in 2013 with its third North American tour. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Emily Skinner & More Set for BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1961, 3/11Christine Andreas, Emily Skinner & More Set for BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1961, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Two-time Tony Nominee Christine Andreas, Tony Nominee Emily Skinner, Drama Desk Nominees Kerry O'Malley and Jeffry Denman, and two-time Nightlife Award Winner Scott Coulter will star in The Broadway Musicals of 1961 at Town Hall on Monday, March 11th at 8 PM. The critically-acclaimed new Broadway by the Year Chorus will join them in performing songs from Carnival, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Subways Are For Sleeping, Sail Away, Milk and Honey, and more! The concert will be directed and choreographed by Jeffry Denman; the Broadway by the Year Chorus is under the direction of Scott Coulter; musical direction will be by Ross Patterson. The show, as always, will be written and hosted by series creator Scott Siegel. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Presents AFTER at BAC, Now thru 2/24Profiles Theatre Presents AFTER at BAC, Now thru 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

'After,' the Jeff-recommended drama by Chad Beckim, will be performed at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, tonight, February 22 through 24. 'After,' part of the BAC's Professional Theater Series, was produced at Profiles Theatre in the fall, garnering critical and audience acclaim, and will be brought to the BAC stage through a grant from the Chicago Community Trust. (more...)

Diana Ross to Appear at Hollywood Bowl, 8/3; Dee Dee Bridgewater and More Added to 2013 SeasonDiana Ross to Appear at Hollywood Bowl, 8/3; Dee Dee Bridgewater and More Added to 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

Diana Ross will appear at the Hollywood Bowl this summer for a special one-night-only performance on Saturday, August 3. Subscriptions are now available for purchase. Single tickets will be available for purchase in early May 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Porchlight Music Theatre's PAL JOEYPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Porchlight Music Theatre's PAL JOEY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

Porchlight Music Theatre presents Pal Joey, book by John O'Hara, music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, April 20 - May 26, at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave. Directed by Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director, Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck (reuniting with Weber for the first time since their collaboration on Porchlight's triumphant production of Assassins) and choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, Pal Joey stars Adrian Aguilar, 'Joey Evans,' Susie McMonagle, 'Vera Simpson,' Laura Savage, 'Linda English,' Matt Orlando, 'Ludlow Lowell' and Sharriese Hamilton, 'Gladys Bumps.' Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

BONITA AND BILLIE to Play The Grove Theatre, 2/8-17BONITA AND BILLIE to Play The Grove Theatre, 2/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

The Grove Theatre presents "Bonita and Billie", a cabaret show based on the life of Billie Holiday. As portrayed by award-winning actress Bonita Brisker, the spirit of the 1940's jazz star comes to life in this critically acclaimed performance. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: S'Romantic! Top Ten Gershwin Love SongsFLASH SPECIAL: S'Romantic! Top Ten Gershwin Love Songs
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 14, 2013

As enticing as a Valentine's Day bouquet, as delectable as a box of chocolates and as heartwarming as a kiss from your betrothed, today we are honoring one of Broadway's most romantic musicals - absolutely perfect to take in on a big date-night like tonight, no doubt - NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, as well as the sumptuous, sonorous songs of George & Ira Gershwin - those featured within it and far beyond. "S'Wonderful" to "Someone To Watch Over Me" to "An American In Paris", "Rhapsody In Blue" and more, this clip collection is the ideal way to fall under the spell of Cupid's arrow and enjoy Broadway songwriting at its very best. (more...)

Jazz Artist Paulette Dozier to Perform in February & March in Coral Gables and Miami BeachJazz Artist Paulette Dozier to Perform in February & March in Coral Gables and Miami Beach
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

Paulette Dozier has a busy February and March ahead of her. Tomorrow, February 13th the acclaimed jazz vocalist will be the featured artist in the popular Jazz in the Gables series; on February 15th she will perform live on WLRN's South Florida Arts Beat; and from March 8th through March 24th she will reprise her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill at the Miami Beach Stage Door at the Byron Carlyle Theatre. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Premiere MAYE-DEN VOYAGE at 54 Below, 3/5-16Marilyn Maye to Premiere MAYE-DEN VOYAGE at 54 Below, 3/5-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

54 BELOW, has announced the appearance of cabaret and theatre legend Marilyn Maye and the debut of her new show 'MAYE-DEN Voyage' for a two-week engagement on March 5-7 & 12-14 at 7:00PM and March 8-9 & 15-16 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rob Lindley, Michael Weber,  and More in Opening Night of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILLPhoto Flash: Rob Lindley, Michael Weber, and More in Opening Night of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

Porchlight Music Theatre celebrates Black History Month, with the third production in their 2012 - 2013 season, Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, now playing through March 10, 2013, starring Alexis Rogers as Billie Holiday and directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley with music direction by Jaret Landon, at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave. Check out the opening night photos below! (more...)

Profiles Theatre to Present AFTER at BAC, 2/22-24Profiles Theatre to Present AFTER at BAC, 2/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

'After,' the Jeff-recommended drama by Chad Beckim, will be performed at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, February 22 through 24. 'After,' part of the BAC's Professional Theater Series, was produced at Profiles Theatre in the fall, garnering critical and audience acclaim, and will be brought to the BAC stage through a grant from the Chicago Community Trust. (more...)

BONITA AND BILLIE Plays The Grove Theatre, Now thru 2/17BONITA AND BILLIE Plays The Grove Theatre, Now thru 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

The Grove Theatre presents 'Bonita and Billie', a cabaret show based on the life of Billie Holiday. As portrayed by award-winning actress Bonita Brisker, the spirit of the 1940's jazz star comes to life in this critically acclaimed performance. (more...)

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