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Jazz Greats and Iconic Stylists Take to NY Stages in LADY DAY, AFTER MIDNIGHT and More, Fall 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Jazz greats and iconic stylists will take New York stages by storm this fall. Details below (more...)

Something's Coming: Fall Season Preview- Off-Broadway!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 02, 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...)

Photo 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...)

Louis Armstrong House Museum Hosts Jazzmobile Block Party Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

The Louis Armstrong House Museum presents it's annual Jazzmobile Block Party today, August 20th from 4pm-9pm at the Louis Armstrong House Museum. This free event, hosted by Jazzmoblie, is the museum's finale to its Summer with Satchmo season! (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for LADY DAY Musical Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2013

Tickets will go on sale for the new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater today, August 9th at 12noon at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . Tickets will also be available on phone and online. Preview performances are slated to begin Thursday, September 19th (7PM) and an opening is set for Thursday, October 3rd (6:30PM). (more...)

Louis Armstrong House Museum to Host Jazzmobile Block Party, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2013

The Louis Armstrong House Museum presents it's annual Jazzmobile Block Party on Tuesday, August 20th from 4pm-9pm at the Louis Armstrong House Museum. This free event, hosted by Jazzmoblie, is the museum's finale to its Summer with Satchmo season! (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for LADY DAY Musical on August 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

Tickets will go on sale for the new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater on Friday, August 9th at 12noon at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . Tickets will also be available on phone and online. Preview performances are slated to begin Thursday, September 19th (7PM) and an opening is set for Thursday, October 3rd (6:30PM). (more...)

Jazz Greats and Iconic Stylists Take to NY Stages in LADY DAY, AFTER MIDNIGHT and More, Fall 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Jazz greats and iconic stylists will take New York stages by storm this fall. Details below (more...)

David Ayers, Rafael Poureiet & More Join LADY DAY Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

David Ayers (Wicked and SILENCE!) in the role of 'Robert,' Billie Holiday's Manager along with newcomer Rafael Poueriet in the role of the 'Assistant Stage manager' as well as Jim Cammack (veteran bass player for legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal), Ken Hitchcock (NY Saxophone Quartet & Manhattan Jazz Orchestra's acclaimed tenor sax player), Jerome Jennings (performer & drummer for Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins) and Bill Jolly (three-time Emmy Award winning pianist/composer/arranger) in the speaking roles of the onstage musicians complete the acting ensemble for the upcoming Billie Holiday musical 'Lady Day' starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater. With an opening set for Thursday, October 3rd (6:30PM) the production will take residence at Times Square's 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 the show's creative team also includes Mr. Jolly, who will also serve as musical director. Preview performances are slated to begin Thursday, September 19th(8PM). (more...)

Billie Williams Offers 'The Sound of Blue' at Iridium Jazz Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Nominated by BroadwayWorld.com as 'Best Female Debut' for her 2012 Metropolitan Room cabaret show, Fade to Blues, Billie Williams will be bringing an exciting new show to the Iridium Jazz Club tonight, May 14 at 8PM. In The Sound of Blue, this powerful vocalist will celebrate more than six decades of classic Blues from Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com Award Nominee Billie Williams Offers 'The Sound of Blue' at Iridium Jazz Club, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Nominated by BroadwayWorld.com as 'Best Female Debut' for her 2012 Metropolitan Room cabaret show, Fade to Blues, Billie Williams will be bringing an exciting new show to the Iridium Jazz Club on May 14 at 8PM. In The Sound of Blue, this powerful vocalist will celebrate more than six decades of classic Blues from Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick, Rachel Potter and More Set for Carnegie Hall COMMUNITY SING Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2013

Today, February 3 at 5 p.m., in the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, Carnegie Hall gives Broadway fans the exclusive opportunity to sing along with the brightest stars of today at a FREE Community Sing presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Mandy Gonzalez, Rachel Potter, Caesar Samayoa, and many more join Leslie Stifelman, musical director and conductor of Chicago: The Musical, and host Thomas Cabaniss in guiding the audience through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, West Side Story, Rent, and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick, Rachel Potter and More Set for Carnegie Hall COMMUNITY SING, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

On Sunday, February 3 at 5 p.m., in the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, Carnegie Hall gives Broadway fans the exclusive opportunity to sing along with the brightest stars of today at a FREE Community Sing presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Mandy Gonzalez, Rachel Potter, Caesar Samayoa, and many more join Leslie Stifelman, musical director and conductor of Chicago: The Musical, and host Thomas Cabaniss in guiding the audience through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, West Side Story, Rent, and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stillman and Ebersole at the Cutting Room
by Mark Rupp - Nov 28, 2006

Two-time Tony Award nominee Bob Stillman, joined by Grey Gardens co-star Christine Ebersole, performed an evening of his original music at The Cutting Room (more...)

Bob Stillman, Joined by Ebersole, Performs 11/27 Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2006

Two-time Tony Award nominee Bob Stillman, one of the current stars of the new hit Broadway musical Grey Gardens, will perform a very special evening of his original music at The Cutting Room on Monday, November 27 (more...)