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Billy Strayhorn

 
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Date of Birth: November 29, 1915 (106)
 

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Billy Strayhorn News

Austin Shakespeare Announces 22-23 Season Photo Austin Shakespeare Announces 22-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

Austin Shakespeare's upcoming season brings back their most popular playwrights and a new collaboration. 

Broadway and Cabaret Stars, Comedy, Classics and More Come to Davenport's Piano Bar & Photo Broadway and Cabaret Stars, Comedy, Classics and More Come to Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret This October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, Chicago's premier location for enjoying music in an intimate setting, announces its roster of September performances in its Cabaret and Piano Bar. Davenport's, 1383 North Milwaukee Ave., is open Thursdays 7 - 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. and Sundays from 6 - 11 p.m. 

Music Institute to Present Tammy McCann in YES, MAHALIA! in October Photo Music Institute to Present Tammy McCann in YES, MAHALIA! in October
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

Music Institute of Chicago Artist-in-Residence and Chicago jazz favorite Tammy McCann will return to Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. with Yes, Mahalia!, a homage to gospel pioneer and Chicago legend Mahalia Jackson.

Multi-Award Winning Cabaret And Jazz Vocalist Celia Berk Releases Her 3rd Album 'Now  Photo Multi-Award Winning Cabaret And Jazz Vocalist Celia Berk Releases Her 3rd Album 'Now That I Have Everything'
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2022

Celia Berk, the multi-award winning vocalist, has just released her much anticipated third studio album, Now That I Have Everything. Music Director/Pianist Tedd Firth revives the classic format of the Nat King Cole trio with bassists David Finck and Jay Leonhart and guitarist Matt Munisteri, along with percussionist Rex Benincasa on several tracks.

Album Review: No Longer On Standby, Julie Benko & Hubby Jason Yeager Are Singing & Pl Photo Album Review: No Longer On Standby, Julie Benko & Hubby Jason Yeager Are Singing & Playing Together HAND IN HAND
by Bobby Patrick - Aug 30, 2022

HAND IN HAND is a sweet way for this musical partnership to round out what has been a whirlwind ride for their household.

Review: Julie Benko & Jason Yeager Celebrate HAND IN HAND Album Release at Birdland Photo Review: Julie Benko & Jason Yeager Celebrate HAND IN HAND Album Release at Birdland
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 30, 2022

Hand In Hand, as an album and as a show, are pretty good reasons for Jason Yeager and Julie Benko to celebrate.

Listen: Julie Benko and Jason Yeager's Duet Album HAND IN HAND Out Now Photo Listen: Julie Benko and Jason Yeager's Duet Album HAND IN HAND Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2022

that¬†Hand in Hand¬†‚Äď the debut duet album from the married musical team of¬†Julie Benko¬†and¬†Jason Yeager¬†‚Äď is now available. Listen here!

Live At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce September 2022 Lineup Photo Live At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce September 2022 Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this September with a full slate of nightly performances!

Exclusive: Hear Julie Benko And Jason Yeager Sing 'If I Were A Bell' From Their Duets Photo Exclusive: Hear Julie Benko And Jason Yeager Sing 'If I Were A Bell' From Their Duets Album HAND IN HAND
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022

Hand in Hand ‚Äď the debut duet album from the married musical team of Julie Benko and Jason Yeager ‚Äď is available for pre-order. The full album will be released on CD and in digital and streaming formats on Friday, August 26.

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces Launch of Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra Photo Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces Launch of Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022

Maestro Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute (PYOMI), has announced the launch of the Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra (PYJO), a new program division of the Institute.

Billy Strayhorn Videos

VIDEO: T. Oliver Reid Performs 'Sophisticated Lady' & More from Cabaret Show
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2015

In this week's New York Time's In Performance video, singer T. Oliver Reid is featured, accompanied by Lawrence Yurman on piano.

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Makes Surprise Appearance w/ Tony Bennett at Montreal Jazz Fest
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 9, 2014

Monday night, Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the Montreal Jazz Fest, joining Tony Bennett on stage for a few songs from their upcoming joint jazz album 'Cheek to Cheek.'

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE on PBS
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 12, 2013

A rare and intimate glimpse into the dynamic process of creating and launching new plays, Playwright: From Page to Stage follows two outstanding young playwrights through the writing, development, staging, rehearsal, and public performance of their plays.

BWW TV Exclusive: Donna McKechnie Reveals Details on Upcoming 54 Below Show- SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 31, 2012

Tony-winner Donna McKechnie will soon grace the stage of 54 Below in a brand new show: a musical déjà vu celebrating the scintillating 70?s in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these five very special performances, Donna will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just chatted with the Broadway legend about the upcoming gig and you can check out the full interview below!


Billy Strayhorn Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Billy Strayhorn written?
Billy Strayhorn has written 4 shows including Bubbling Brown Sugar (Composer/Lyricist), Sophisticated Ladies (Lyricist), A Drum is a Woman (Composer/Lyricist), Dream (Composer/Lyricist).