LILLIAN SMITH'S STRANGE FRUIT to Return to the Stage at Piedmont College TheatreLILLIAN SMITH'S STRANGE FRUIT to Return to the Stage at Piedmont College Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

History is in the making at Piedmont College, where the play 'Lillian Smith's Strange Fruit' is returning to the stage 70 years after its Broadway premiere. Based on Smith's bold debut novel, the play follows an interracial relationship in a small 1920s Georgia town and speaks to the effects of hate and separation on the lives of people and their communities. (more...)

Joey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz Star in Basil Twist's SISTERS' FOLLIES: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS This OctJoey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz Star in Basil Twist's SISTERS' FOLLIES: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS This Oct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Abrons' Playhouse, SISTERS' FOLLIES: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS is a spooktacular musical extravaganza direct from the unlimited imagination of Basil Twist and stars the legendary Downtown icons Joey Arias (Arias With A Twist, Lincoln Center's AmericanSongbook) and Julie Atlas Muz (Beauty and the Beast). (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works to Host 2015 Gala in OctoberNimbus Dance Works to Host 2015 Gala in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Last year the School of Nimbus Dance Works gave over $30,000 in scholarship funds to Jersey City youth, to ensure access to high quality dance training, regardless of financial situation. Nimbus' youth programs broaden young peoples' horizons and enrich the community with world-class arts. While remaining true to the company's community mission, up to now, scholarship money has come from the company's general operating budget. The 2015 Gala raises funds to offset the expense of the scholarship program, ensuring that this program, and Nimbus Dance Works are sustainable for the long term benefit of Jersey City. (more...)

BWW Review: IT AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES Is So Much MoreBWW Review: IT AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES Is So Much More
by Marietta Lunceford - Sep 24, 2015

Right now in Birmingham you can see just about any kind of play you want. I have recently told you about NEXT FALL, an emotional and moving production, CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE, a rowdy and irreverent play and last night I went to the Virginia Samford Theatre to see IT AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES, a collection of songs sung by some of the best voices you will hear anywhere. (more...)

Melbourne Opera Presents MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, TonightMelbourne Opera Presents MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens. (more...)

BWW Review: THE EXPERIMENT Wows In Insanely Clever Rocky Horror/Hedwig Mash-UpBWW Review: THE EXPERIMENT Wows In Insanely Clever Rocky Horror/Hedwig Mash-Up
by Gil Kaan - Sep 14, 2015

What do you get when you combine two already proven, successful musicals- The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Hedwig and the Angry Inch? THE EXPERIMENT - A ROCKIN' FRANK + WIGHEAD INSANE CABARET, the current extremely entertaining mash-up from the brilliantly creative minds of Creating Arts Studios. Cleverly written by Todd Martens and assuredly co-directed by Shannon Sukovaty and Lee Marshall. (more...)

THE SPHERES, THE BITTER GAME, HEAVEN ON EARTH and More Join 2015 Without Walls Festival LineupTHE SPHERES, THE BITTER GAME, HEAVEN ON EARTH and More Join 2015 Without Walls Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces additional projects for its second Without Walls (WoW) Festival today, October 9 - 11, featuring more than 20 immersive and site-based works taking place simultaneously in and around the Playhouse Theatre District, UC San Diego campus and the surrounding neighborhood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MITF's Autumn Edition LineupPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at MITF's Autumn Edition Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Prolific producer John Chatterton's MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL is now a series of three lavish events every year - Autumn, Spring, and Summer - presenting powerful works from around the world. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the shows from this year's Autumn Edition, running November 2-22 at The Jewel Box Theater @ The Workshop (312 W 36th Street) in NYC!  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - TheatreLAB to Stage LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - TheatreLAB to Stage LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

TheatreLAB, Richmond's home for unexpected and evocative performance, is proud to present Lanie Robertson's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, starring local theatre favorite Katrinah Carol Lewis as Billie Holiday. The production is the first show of TheatreLAB's 2015-16 season, 'A Vivid Impression of Reality,' and will run November 12th to December 12th at TheatreLAB's venue, The Basement (300 East Broad Street). Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

SISTER'S FOLLIES Extends at Abrons Arts CenterSISTER'S FOLLIES Extends at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Abrons Arts Center is pleased to announce the extension of 2015 MacArthur Fellow Basil Twist's Sisters' Follies: Between Two Worlds. (more...)

Joey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz Star in Basil Twist's SISTERS' FOLLIES: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, Beginning TonightJoey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz Star in Basil Twist's SISTERS' FOLLIES: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Abrons' Playhouse, SISTERS' FOLLIES: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS is a spooktacular musical extravaganza direct from the unlimited imagination of Basil Twist and stars the legendary Downtown icons Joey Arias (Arias With A Twist, Lincoln Center's AmericanSongbook) and Julie Atlas Muz (Beauty and the Beast). (more...)

Gad Elmaleh, The Hot Sardines, The Skivvies and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's PubGad Elmaleh, The Hot Sardines, The Skivvies and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances from November 25-December 6, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Telly Leung, Greta Gerwig, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubTelly Leung, Greta Gerwig, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running November 18-29, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Telly Leung, Greta Gerwig, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubTelly Leung, Greta Gerwig, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running November 18-29, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Photo Flash: TheatreLAB's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Begins TonightPhoto Flash: TheatreLAB's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

TheatreLAB, Richmond's home for unexpected and evocative performance, is proud to present Lanie Robertson's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, starring local theatre favorite Katrinah Carol Lewis as Billie Holiday. The production is the first show of TheatreLAB's 2015-16 season, 'A Vivid Impression of Reality,' and will run tonight, November 12th to December 12th at TheatreLAB's venue, The Basement (300 East Broad Street). Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

Photo Flash: Billy Crystal Celebrates New Jack Crystal Theater at NYU Tisch SchoolPhoto Flash: Billy Crystal Celebrates New Jack Crystal Theater at NYU Tisch School
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

In recognition of the ongoing support provided by the family of actor, director, comedian, writer, and Tisch alumnus Billy Crystal, Tisch Dean Allyson Green announced yesterday that Tisch School of the Arts will officially rename its theater at 111 Second Avenue the 'Jack Crystal Theater,' in memory of Crystal's father, jazz impresario Jack Crystal. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works Marks 10 Years with BAM Performances This WeekNimbus Dance Works Marks 10 Years with BAM Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Nimbus Dance Works will take the stage with three performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Fishman Space at the Fisher Building tonight, May 8 at 8 PM and tomorrow, May 9 at 2 and 8 PM. Marking 10 years of producing its own brand of impactful dance, Nimbus will present the world premieres of two works at BAM. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free LineupJacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. (more...)

Director & Writer Dee Rees Talks About HBO Films' BESSIE, Debuting TodayDirector & Writer Dee Rees Talks About HBO Films' BESSIE, Debuting Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees ("Pariah") from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. (more...)

Director & Writer Dee Rees Talks About HBO Films' BESSIE, Debuting TodayDirector & Writer Dee Rees Talks About HBO Films' BESSIE, Debuting Today
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2015

Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees ("Pariah") from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Closes Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, Now thru 6/7Palm Beach Dramaworks Closes Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, Now thru 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Palm Beach Dramaworks concludes its fifteenth anniversary season with Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, a moving and surprisingly joyous look back at the too-short, turbulent life of the legendary Billie Holiday. Lady Day opens at  the Don & Ann Brown Theatre tonight, May 15 and continues through June 7. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Annie Lennox's NOSTALGIA in Concert on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCESVIDEO: Sneak Peek at Annie Lennox's NOSTALGIA in Concert on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

With the GREAT PERFORMANCES special, 'Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert', the singer's unique interpretations bring a new intimacy to these timeless classics. Click below to watch clips from the program! (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works to Mark 10 Years with BAM Performance, 5/8-9Nimbus Dance Works to Mark 10 Years with BAM Performance, 5/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Nimbus Dance Works will take the stage with three performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Fishman Space at the Fisher Building on Friday, May 8 at 8 PM and Saturday May 9 at 2 and 8 PM. Marking 10 years of producing its own brand of impactful dance, Nimbus will present the world premieres of two works at BAM. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Emerald Company Chases the Rainbow in STANDING ON CEREMONYBWW Reviews: Emerald Company Chases the Rainbow in STANDING ON CEREMONY
by Joseph Baker - Mar 16, 2015

The Emerald Theatre Company at Theatre Works is currently showcasing not one, not two, not three - but nine pieces in its latest production, STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS. This modest, meaningful series of vignettes - some, extremely funny; some, sad in the extreme; all, worth seeing - deserves a bit of attention. No matter where you stand on the issue of gay marriage, these enjoyable little playlets tug on your sensibilities and ultimately have a point and purpose. A number of writers have contributed to the piece - Paul Rudnick, Moises Kaufman, Neil LaBute, and others. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE 2015: MIDNIGHT SOUL Covered Decades Of Music With MeaningBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE 2015: MIDNIGHT SOUL Covered Decades Of Music With Meaning
by Barry Lenny - Jun 3, 2015

The performance spanned the decades, with so many landmark songs marking the way. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents Free Inside/Out Series, Now thru 8/29Jacob's Pillow Presents Free Inside/Out Series, Now thru 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Presenting both emerging and esteemed dance artists from across the U.S., Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Inside/Out Performance Series will return to the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage at the breathtaking Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space today, June 24-August 29. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Present Free Inside/Out Series, 6/24-8/29Jacob's Pillow to Present Free Inside/Out Series, 6/24-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Presenting both emerging and esteemed dance artists from across the U.S., Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Inside/Out Performance Series will return to the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage at the breathtaking Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space June 24-August 29. (more...)

Australian Divas to Celebrate Billie Holiday in LADIES SING THE BLUES, July 23Australian Divas to Celebrate Billie Holiday in LADIES SING THE BLUES, July 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Seven of Australia's Diva's come together for a very special one-off event at The Sydney Opera House to pay tribute to the late Billie Holiday, otherwise known as 'Lady Day'. The concert Ladies Sing the Blues, will feature Lady Cool, Amanda Easton, Liza Ohlback, Lucinda Peters, Lindsay Drummond, Joy Yates and Dahlia Dior.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hattiloo's SIMPLY SIMONE Sings and ZingsBWW Reviews: Hattiloo's SIMPLY SIMONE Sings and Zings
by Joseph Baker - Jun 14, 2015

Somewhere in my prodigious vinyl collection there is at least one album by the self-proclaimed 'High Priestess of Soul,' Nina Simone; and having just seen SIMPLY SIMONE: The Music of Nina Simone, at the Hattiloo Theatre, I am taking a deep breath and planning to thumb through my myriad of records in order to seek it out. Nina Simone never quite 'caught on' with mainstream audiences; the legendary Aretha Franklin, who, like Simone, emerged from a gospel background and was a gifted pianist, was much more successful in that respect. Simone was too idiosyncratic a performer to be pigeonholed or labeled. She scoffed at being called a blues singer or a jazz singer; her early classical training, encouraged by a white pianist and patron (who collected money from the people in the town and helped to enroll at Juilliard), always informed her music. Moreover, the songs she chose to interpret, in addition to her own, were an eclectic repertoire: Everything from Gershwin to the Beatles. Underappreciated in her own country, and disillusioned by the stagnation of the Civil Rights Movement after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she found her audience abroad, particularly in France; she turned her back on disco (which she disdainfully dismissed) and was selective and intelligent in the music she chose to interpret, which left no room for her on the popularity bandwagon. (more...)

Santoya Fields to Lead RACHEL at New Brooklyn Theatre; Cast Announced!Santoya Fields to Lead RACHEL at New Brooklyn Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

New Brooklyn Theatre has announced casting today for its production of RACHEL by Angelina Weld Grimke, directed by Courtney Harge. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LABUTE DOUBLE-BILL FOR 2015 PRIDEFEST! at The Tank TheaterBWW Reviews: LABUTE DOUBLE-BILL FOR 2015 PRIDEFEST! at The Tank Theater
by Peter Danish - Jul 29, 2015

Playwright Neil LaBute seems to like to write stories about men who behave badly. The protagonist of 'Some Girl(s)' (who is nameless) is yet another LaBute bad boy. (more...)

Australian Divas Celebrate Billie Holiday in LADIES SING THE BLUES TonightAustralian Divas Celebrate Billie Holiday in LADIES SING THE BLUES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Seven of Australia's Diva's come together for a very special one-off event at The Sydney Opera House to pay tribute to the late Billie Holiday, otherwise known as 'Lady Day'. The concert Ladies Sing the Blues, will feature Lady Cool, Amanda Easton, Liza Ohlback, Lucinda Peters, Lindsay Drummond, Joy Yates and Dahlia Dior.  (more...)

Melbourne Opera to Stage New Production of MARY STUARTMelbourne Opera to Stage New Production of MARY STUART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens. (more...)

HBO's Adaptation of ALL THE WAY, Filmed 'LADY DAY' Receive Premiere DatesHBO's Adaptation of ALL THE WAY, Filmed 'LADY DAY' Receive Premiere Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Following its critically acclaimed, award-winning Broadway run, ALL THE WAY, a riveting behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson's tumultuous first year in office in the wake of President Kennedy's assassination, comes to HBO this May, while the exclusive presentation of Broadway's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, starring six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, will air Saturday, March 12. (more...)

DUTF Sets 2016 SeasonDUTF Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) announced its 14th Annual Season today which will feature 19 productions from March 8 to April 2, 2016. The season includes 17 new theatrical works to be presented at Here's Dorothy B. Williams Theatre and two solo works, Joe Gulla's The Bronx Queen and Ella Turenne's Love, Locs & Liberation, at Joe's Pub at The Public. The festival kicks off with a special performance by Corey Glover, acclaimed actor and two-time Grammy award-winning lead singer of the band Living Colour, on March 4 at Joe's Pub. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - HBO Presents Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILLPhoto Flash: First Look - HBO Presents Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Below, check out photos of Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, in the performance that won her her sixth Tony. LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL premieres Saturday, March 12 at 9 PM, only on HBO. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - HBO Presents Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILLVIDEO: First Look - HBO Presents Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Below, get a first look at Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, in the performance that won her her sixth Tony. LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL premieres Saturday, March 12 at 9 PM, only on HBO. (more...)

Billie Takes a Holiday! Audra McDonald to Bring LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Across the Pond This SummerBillie Takes a Holiday! Audra McDonald to Bring LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Across the Pond This Summer
by Jessica Khan - Jan 14, 2016

Billie Holiday will be traveling across the pond this summer! Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald will make her West End debut as the legendary jazz icon in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL for a ten-week run at Wyndham's Theatre from 25 June 2016. (more...)

2016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival to Run 3/4-4/22016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival to Run 3/4-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Now in its 14th year, the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUTF) is becoming New York's premiere winter/spring theatre event showcasing independent theatre artists. The month-long festival, produced by Creative Ammo, Inc., provides writers and performance artists from America's burgeoning multicultural landscape the opportunity to share their stories that interpret our history and our times. (more...)

2016 Downtown Urban Theater Festival Finalists Announced2016 Downtown Urban Theater Festival Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

?Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) has announced the finalists for its 14th Annual Season to run at HERE and Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in spring 2016. Reg E. Gaines, two-time Tony nominee, returns as DUTF's Artistic Director. (more...)

THE SPHERES, THE BITTER GAME, HEAVEN ON EARTH and More Join 2015 Without Walls Festival LineupTHE SPHERES, THE BITTER GAME, HEAVEN ON EARTH and More Join 2015 Without Walls Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces additional projects for its second Without Walls (WoW) Festival on October 9 - 11, featuring more than 20 immersive and site-based works taking place simultaneously in and around the Playhouse Theatre District, UC San Diego campus and the surrounding neighborhood. (more...)

Analisa Bell Coming to Metropolitan Room, 8/12Analisa Bell Coming to Metropolitan Room, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Bright and bubbly Australian cabaret performer, Analisa Bell, brings her latest show Perthonality to the Metropolitan Room! (more...)

Melbourne Opera to Present MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, 9/2Melbourne Opera to Present MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Present Free Inside/Out Series, 6/24-8/29Jacob's Pillow to Present Free Inside/Out Series, 6/24-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Presenting both emerging and esteemed dance artists from across the U.S., Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Inside/Out Performance Series will return to the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage at the breathtaking Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space June 24-August 29. (more...)

Analisa Bell Coming to Metropolitan Room, TodayAnalisa Bell Coming to Metropolitan Room, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Bright and bubbly Australian cabaret performer, Analisa Bell, brings her latest show Perthonality to the Metropolitan Room! (more...)

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Billie Holiday Festival Runs This WeekendJazz at Lincoln Center's Billie Holiday Festival Runs This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

This weekend, April 9-12, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Billie Holiday Festival will honor Billie Holiday celebrating an artist of monumental innovation on the centennial of her birth. The Billie Holiday Festival will include three nights of concerts and pre-concert discussions at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Will Friedwald's Latest 'Clip Joint' Celebrates BILLIE HOLIDAY With a Unique Take On the Icon's CentennialBWW Reviews: Will Friedwald's Latest 'Clip Joint' Celebrates BILLIE HOLIDAY With a Unique Take On the Icon's Centennial
by Alix Cohen - Apr 8, 2015

Monday night found me back at Zeb's on the West Side for another of Will Friedwald's iconoclastic 'Clip Joints'--this one in honor of the Billie Holiday Centennial. During a year that is already producing a glut of celebratory events (given that it's also the Frank Sinatra Centennial year), leave it to the intriguing and obsessive writer/journalist/producer to come up with something different. Instead of a roster of vocalists live or on film, performing material we now think of reflexively as belonging to Lady Day, we were offered the singular piano interpretations of Lara Downes, recollections by alto saxophonist Jerry Dodgion (who at age 22 played with Holiday), and eclectic clips from television and film appearances of the artist herself. (more...)

New Digital Release of Billy Holiday Albums Celebrates Century of Lady DayNew Digital Release of Billy Holiday Albums Celebrates Century of Lady Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Billie Holiday on April 7, 2015, Universal Music Enterprises honors the iconic artist with the simultaneous digital release of 17 classic Holiday albums. (more...)

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances on PBS TonightAnnie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances on PBS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Throughout her four-decade career, music superstarAnnie Lennoxhas defied categorization, diving into blues, soul, folk and pop to create songs that captivate and transcend boundaries. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Close Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, 5/15-6/7Palm Beach Dramaworks to Close Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, 5/15-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Palm Beach Dramaworks concludes its fifteenth anniversary season with Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, a moving and surprisingly joyous look back at the too-short, turbulent life of the legendary Billie Holiday. Lady Day opens at  the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on May 15 and continues through June 7, with specially priced previews on May 13 and 14. (more...)

 1  2  3  4 … 16   


BROADWAYWORLD TV

Save $$$ on Tickets to: