Jazz Greats and Iconic Stylists Take to NY Stages in LADY DAY, AFTER MIDNIGHT and More, Fall 2013

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

September 19th

· First Preview of LADY DAY The New Billie Holiday musical starring Jazz great Dee Dee Bridgewater * Little Shubert Theatre

· A TRIBUTE TO ÉDITH PIAF featuring an impressive lineup of female vocalists assembled by French promoters, in honor of the 50th anniversary of her death, among them Marianne Faithfull, Duffy, Madeleine Peyroux and Angélique Kidjo.* Beacon Theater

September 20th

· A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin first preview scheduled at Lyceum Theatre

September 24th

· BENEFIT for Jazz radio station WBGO at LADY DAY The New Billie Holiday musical. Special stars to hostevening starring Jazz great Dee Dee Bridgewater * Little Shubert Theatre

October 3rd

· OPENING NIGHT of LADY DAY The New Billie Holiday musical starring Jazz great Dee Dee Bridgewater * Little Shubert Theatre

October 10th

· A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin scheduled to open at Lyceum Theatre

October 18th

· AFTER MIDNIGHT scheduled first preview. New musical will celebrate Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club at Brooks Atkinson Theatre

November 3rd

· AFTER MIDNIGHT scheduled to open. New musical will celebrate Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club at Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will star as one of the world's incomparable and legendary jazz artists --- Billie Holiday, in the celebrated musical "Lady Day" opening Thursday, October 3rd (6:30PM) 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 three-time Emmy Award winning composer & arranger Bill Jolly, who will serve as musical director. Preview performances are slated to begin Thursday, September 19th (8PM).

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 (acclaimed tenor sax player for legendary drummers Elvin Jones and Buddy Rich), 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.

Performances will be Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2 & 8PM, and Sunday at 3 & 7PM. Tickets, from $85 and $95 (plus $1.50 facility fee) will be available online at Telecharge.com or by calling 212/239-6200, beginning August 1st. Premium tickets are available at $125 & $135. Little Shubert Theater Box Office opens daily at 12 noon.

Visit "Lady Day" on the web at www.ladydaythemusical.com, on Facebook.com/LadyDayTheMusical; or follow on Twitter.com/ladydaymusical.



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