Billie Holiday News

Photo Flash: 2013 BEAT Festival Kicks Off TodayPhoto Flash: 2013 BEAT Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

The BEAT Festival second annual lineup announcement took place this summer, featuring Stephen Shelley, BEAT Festival Artistic Director, countertenor Nicholas Tamagna, who sang at the event, and members of the Brooklyn 63 team. Scroll down for photos and the festival lineup! (more...)

Chicago Cabaret Professionals to Host 15th Anniversary Gala at Park West Theatre, 10/20Chicago Cabaret Professionals to Host 15th Anniversary Gala at Park West Theatre, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2013

The Chicago Cabaret Professionals will be pulling out all the stops as it proudly celebrates its fifteenth year of bringing live musical enjoyment by Chicago's favorite cabaret performers and fans on October 20 at Park West Theatre. The annual Gold Coast Award will be presented to popular entertainer Daryl Nitz and a special recognition award will be presented to Davenport's Cabaret and Piano Bar. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 31 - September 6THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 31 - September 6
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 6, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: Matilda wants their Honey, Remembering David Frost, West End goes bare, and La Toya Jackson joins NEWSical! (more...)

2012-2013 Jeff Awards Equity Nominations Announced2012-2013 Jeff Awards Equity Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Five world premiere plays and three new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences received Jeff nominations by the Jeff Awards Committee and are among the 166 nominations in 36 categories announced for Chicago Equity theatrical productions opened between August 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dee Dee Bridgewater Channels Billie Holiday in LADY DAY; Performances Begin. 9/19 at Little Shubert TheatrePhoto Flash: Dee Dee Bridgewater Channels Billie Holiday in LADY DAY; Performances Begin. 9/19 at Little Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

The curtain will rise for preview performances for the new Billie Holiday musical Lady Day starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater on Thursday, September 19th (7PM) at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical will make 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. Produced by Misty Road Productions (Thomas Gentile) the show is slated to open on Thursday, October 3rd (6:30PM). Check out a first look at Bridgewater as Holiday below! (more...)

Something's Coming: Fall Season Preview- Off-Broadway!Something's Coming: Fall Season Preview- Off-Broadway!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 2, 2013

This Fall will bring with it ten new Broadway plays and five new Broadway musicals, and yet there is even more on the way for Off-Broadway, including: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON, ARGUENDO, THE OLD FRIENDS, FETCH CLAY MAKE MAN, BIKE AMERICA, NATURAL AFFECTION, FUN HOME, BAD JEWS, LADY DAY, ANTHEM, GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS, THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS, THE JACKSONIAN, HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, CHERI, DOMESTICATED, LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, and THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA. (more...)

THE PIANO HAS BEEN DRINKING (NOT ME) Begins at The Underground Lounge TodayTHE PIANO HAS BEEN DRINKING (NOT ME) Begins at The Underground Lounge Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2013

After a sold out performance at Don't Tell Mama, Artistic Pride Productions announces and extension of its cabaret performance, The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not me), at The Underground Lounge. The Piano Has Been Drinking explores the association between artists and their vices. (more...)

Something's Coming: Broadway Fall Season Preview- The Musicals!Something's Coming: Broadway Fall Season Preview- The Musicals!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 1, 2013

Fall is quickly approaching, which means that Broadway will soon be blowing up with brand new productions. Soul Doctor and First Date already opened over the summer, but five upcoming musicals will also be eligible for Best Musical Tony nominations next year, including: Big Fish, A Night with Janis Joplin, After Midnight, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Get the scoop on all five incoming musicals below! (more...)

Jonathan Batiste, Greg Thomas and More Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Sept 2013Jonathan Batiste, Greg Thomas and More Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem has added a slew of new events with Jonathan Batiste. Below you will find the entire calendar of events for September with three new Jazz Is:Now! additions. The museum is also happy to announce that Greg Thomas will host next Tuesday's 'Words on Bird' event accompanied by pianst Chris Pattishall. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 24-30THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 24-30
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: Chenoweth takes over LA, Shakespeare is back on Broadway, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA ANS SPIKE takes a final bow, and so much more! (more...)

LADY DAY to Play Actors Fund Benefit Performance, 9/24LADY DAY to Play Actors Fund Benefit Performance, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

Don't miss an exclusive Jazz and Broadway experience when WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM joins forces with The Actors Fund to host a special benefit performance of Lady Day, the new musical about Billie Holiday starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:00 pm at the Little Shubert Theatre, 422 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues) in New York City. Tickets for Lady Day are on sale now. (more...)

James Earl Jones II & Mark David Kaplan to Lead CCT's A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, Begin 10/9James Earl Jones II & Mark David Kaplan to Lead CCT's A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, Begin 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) is kicking off Season 8: Grow with a delightful new production of A Year with Frog and Toad, the Tony-nominated musical based on the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, directed by Henry Godinez, resident artist at the Goodman. Performances start October 9, 2013 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Press opening is Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m. Performances run through November 24. Single tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at chicagochildrenstheatre.org or by calling the Chicago Children's Theatre box office, (872) 222-9555. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Dee Dee Bridgewater for LADY DAYPhoto Coverage: In Rehearsal with Dee Dee Bridgewater for LADY DAY
by Walter McBride - Aug 27, 2013

The new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will soon open at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out photos from the performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of LADY DAY!Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of LADY DAY!
by Walter McBride - Aug 27, 2013

The new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will soon open at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out photos below! (more...)

LEGENDS OF ROCK, VOL. 5 to Play Bay Street Theatre, 9/20LEGENDS OF ROCK, VOL. 5 to Play Bay Street Theatre, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

THE LEGENDS SERIES is returning to Bay Street Theatre on Friday, September 20 at 8 pm. Film maker and archivist Joe Lauro will host his all new show, LEGENDS OF ROCK VOLUME 5 featuring amazing rare footage of some of the undisputed legends of American music. (more...)

BWW TV: Dee Dee Bridgewater & LADY DAY Team Meet the Press!BWW TV: Dee Dee Bridgewater & LADY DAY Team Meet the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 27, 2013

The new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will soon open at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out performance highlights and interviews below! (more...)

TJ & Dave, The Moth & More Set for Town Hall's JUST WORDS Series this FallTJ & Dave, The Moth & More Set for Town Hall's JUST WORDS Series this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

This September, October and November, The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) will present Just Words: A Spoken Word Celebration, a series of groundbreaking performances by masters of language and celebrated spoken word organizations including renowned story-telling institution The Moth (on September 6), celebrated improv duo TJ & Dave (on October 11), and StarTalk Live! Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson (on November 4). In a variety of exciting, thought-provoking shows and performances, The Town Hall will celebrate verbal expression and its boundless power to entertain and educate. (more...)

Marilyn Maye & Clint Holmes Set for Segerstrom Center's Cabaret Series, 11/14-16Marilyn Maye & Clint Holmes Set for Segerstrom Center's Cabaret Series, 11/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Segerstrom Center's Cabaret Series welcomes two of music's consummate performers, Marilyn Maye and Clint Holmes, as they make their Center debuts November 14 - 16 in Samueli Theater. MarilynMaye has been called one of the greatest voices in the world and a national treasure. Her career has included Big Bands, cabarets, musical theater and television. Clint Holmes has been named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year a total of three times and Singer of the Year four times. (more...)

Morrison Hotel Gallery and Antiquorum Auctioneers Offer Rare Photographs and Iconic Images, 10/8Morrison Hotel Gallery and Antiquorum Auctioneers Offer Rare Photographs and Iconic Images, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Morrison Hotel Gallery is thrilled to partner exclusively with Antiquorum Auctioneers on Tuesday, 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...)

Vicky's of Santa Fe Presents JazzTime Band, OctoberVicky's of Santa Fe Presents JazzTime Band, October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

When talented studio and recording musicians who also love jazz combine their talents a kind of synergy happens based on a deep understanding of music that results in a spontaneous musical conversation. This is the case when JazzTime swings the jazz standards at Vicky's. Don Shelton vocalized with the Hi-Lo's and Singers Unlimited and is amazing on clarinet, sax and flute. He recently played with Barbara Cook and the LA Phil. He worked with Clare Fischer in sessions for Prince, Michael Jackson and Robert Palmer, plus the Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Quintet and Bob Florence band. Tom Keenlyside's sax and flute playing have been featured at major jazz festivals and with many of the biggest names in the music business: Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr., Natalie Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme and Tom Jones. He has been inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame. Drummer Allen Goodman brings years of experience from NY's supper clubs to Carnegie Hall to NBC TV as a performer and studio drummer, as well as accompanying singers such as Dinah Shore, Johnny Mathis, Peggy Lee, Liza Minnelli, Vikki Carr, Bobby Troup, Billie Holiday & others. Larry Holloway, the Desert's go-to bassist, brings depth of experience and a unique approach to bass as exemplified by virtuoso bassist Red Mitchell and, in fact, was the first recipient of the 'Red Mitchell Scholarship Award.' Regular pianists such as Josh Nelson, Barney McClure, Chip Smith, Andy Langham, Joe Bagg, Jeff Colella and others bring their distinctive musical gifts to the group. (more...)

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