Billie Holiday News

Last Chance To See Audra McDonald In LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Wyndham's TheatreLast Chance To See Audra McDonald In LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Wyndham's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald will complete her limited engagement portraying jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill on Saturday 9 September. (more...)

Jazz House Kids Turns 15 With Andra Day, David Sanborn, Sheila E, Kenny Barron, & Christian McBrideJazz House Kids Turns 15 With Andra Day, David Sanborn, Sheila E, Kenny Barron, & Christian McBride
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Jazz House Kids. JAZZ HOUSE KIDS returns to its roots in Newark with this stylish, all-star celebration featuring Andra Day, David Sanborn, Sheila E and Kenny Barron, all under the musical direction of virtuoso bassist and bandleader Christian McBride. (more...)

Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The IridiumEllen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Iridium has revealed four just-announced shows, plus its upcoming lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

KT Sullivan, James Gavin, Klea Blackhurst and More on Tap for 28th Annual Cabaret ConventionKT Sullivan, James Gavin, Klea Blackhurst and More on Tap for 28th Annual Cabaret Convention
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

With its unique combination of the best of past and present popular song, the annual Cabaret Convention stands as a pivotal, highly-anticipated highlight of New York City's autumn music season. (more...)

Brooklyn's Billie Holiday Theatre Announces 2017 - 18 SeasonBrooklyn's Billie Holiday Theatre Announces 2017 - 18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Billie Holiday Theatre - home to the largest African American community in the nation - announces the inaugural season in its newly-renovated theater with award-winning works from the African American theater canon. (more...)

Flash Sale: Great Ticket Deals For LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILLFlash Sale: Great Ticket Deals For LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, is making her long-awaited West End debut at Wyndham's Theatre as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Book tickets here from £16 (more...)

National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's 49th season cedes the floor to modern-day griots with gripping, one-person tales capturing the trauma and triumph of a people. In a nod to the African tradition of the storyteller and historian who inspires and uplifts, the season is anchored by two one-person shows, The Peculiar Patriot, by Liza Jessie Peterson, a coproduction with Hi-ARTS, and Sancho by Paterson Joseph, a coproduction with Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) and Pemberley Productions. Themed "Black to the Future," the 49th season-which includes workshop productions by resident playwrights-seeks to take stock of the present and look to the past to predict and help shape a brighter future for Black people. (more...)

A LITTLE PRINCESS, WITCH and More Set for Creative Cauldron's 2017-18 Theatrical SeasonA LITTLE PRINCESS, WITCH and More Set for Creative Cauldron's 2017-18 Theatrical Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The 2017-18 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's ninth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. The season includes a diverse range of programming for adults and families alike. (more...)

HERMAN LEONARD: THE RHYTHM OF OLD NEW YORK Exhibition to Open This Fall at Robert Mann GalleryHERMAN LEONARD: THE RHYTHM OF OLD NEW YORK Exhibition to Open This Fall at Robert Mann Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Herman Leonard: The Rhythm of Old New York will be on view at Robert Mann Gallery September 7 - October 14, 2017, with an opening reception set for September 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. (more...)

Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with AutismCast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Carnegie Hall's 2017-2018 season is around the corner, and we are looking forward to a variety of exceptional programming and exciting new projects. Listed below are jazz, pop, and world music highlights for the coming season. (more...)

Birdland presents The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and More Week of 8/14Birdland presents The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and More Week of 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theatre to Host Community Conversation with Cast of PIPELINEThe Billie Holiday Theatre to Host Community Conversation with Cast of PIPELINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

RestorationART   teams  up with  Walk Tall Girl Productions  to  present an evening of community conversation with the cast of  PIPELINE, the riveting new play by  Dominique Morisseau  (Skeleton Crew)  on Monday, August 7, 2017,  7pm  at The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY.   (more...)

The Skivvies, Ryan Raftery, Aline Muniz and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubThe Skivvies, Ryan Raftery, Aline Muniz and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances August 2-13, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Lizz Wright Coming to Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts This FallLizz Wright Coming to Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Acclaimed vocalist and one of the most revered popular singers of her generation Lizz Wright comes to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Thursday, October 12 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 27, 2017Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Brandon Gill to Star in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET This Fall at RoundaboutBrandon Gill to Star in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET This Fall at Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the first new play of Roundabout Underground's expanded 2017-2018 season, the world-premiere production of Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder, directed by Margot Bordelon, and featuring Eboni Flowers (Evelyn Brandon), Hampton Fluker (Tony Carter), Brandon Gill (Bowzie Brandon) and Nneka Okafor (Sally-Mae Carter). (more...)

VIDEO: LADY DAY's Audra McDonald Performs 'God Bless The Child' on BBC OneVIDEO: LADY DAY's Audra McDonald Performs 'God Bless The Child' on BBC One
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Six time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald stopped by this past Sunday's THE ANDREW MARR SHOW on BBC One to perform 'God Bless The Child', a number from the critically acclaimed production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL (more...)

BWW Interview: COME FROM AWAY's Astrid Van Wieren Talks Broadway at W DebutBWW Interview: COME FROM AWAY's Astrid Van Wieren Talks Broadway at W Debut
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 24, 2017

Today, Astrid Van Wieren, who portrays Beulah, among other roles in COME FROM AWAY, speaks with BWW about what audiences can look forward to in this intimate evening of performances. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena PlayhouseBWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

Actress/singer Tracy Nicole Chapman is best known for originating the role of Shenzi in the Broadway production of The Lion King. She also appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Caroline, or Change and Cy Coleman's The Life. Other theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She also toured with Jelly's Last Jam, Dreamgirls and Once on This Island. She is about to star in a world premiere musical Shout, Sister, Shout! about the life of gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Chapman took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the musical and playing Rosetta Tharpe. (more...)

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