Billie Holiday News

THE OLD SETTLER to Launch 46th Season at The Billie Holiday TheatreTHE OLD SETTLER to Launch 46th Season at The Billie Holiday Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Billie Holiday Theatre (The Billie) is launching its 46th Season in the newly-renovated theater with a production of The Old Settler, written by Brooklyn-born playwright John Henry Redwood and directed by Tony Award nominee Michele Shay. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward's #LegacyLeaders Video Slates Screening Tour to Celebrate Negro Ensemble CompanyDouglas Turner Ward's #LegacyLeaders Video Slates Screening Tour to Celebrate Negro Ensemble Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and Project1VOICE (P1V) have announced a screening series tour for the #LegacyLeaders video of Douglas Turner Ward coming to three cities this fall. (more...)

Edgar Oliver's New York Trilogy to Return to Axis Theatre This FallEdgar Oliver's New York Trilogy to Return to Axis Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Axis Theatre served as the incubator and theatrical home for East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House (2009), In the Park (2014), and Attorney Street (2016), the three poignantly peculiar solo plays that make up New York's monologizing cult sensation Edgar Oliver's New York Trilogy. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALDSegerstrom Center for the Arts Presents AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning star Audra McDonald returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for an up close and personal concert on Friday, May 11, 2018 in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Accompanied by her trio, McDonald will bring her vivacious personality and artistry to hit show tunes, classic film songs and selections written expressly for her by many of today's leading composers. The New York Times wrote of her Carnegie Hall concert, "That sense of excitement, in which she tugs a song forward emotionally, is inherent in the quickness and tang of her vibrato, as though feelings are pouring out of her almost faster than they can be reined in." (more...)

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL to Launch Portland Stage's 2017-18 SeasonLADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL to Launch Portland Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Portland Stage has announced the kick-off to its 2017-2018 Season with Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson, starring Tracey Conyer Lee.  (more...)

Vocalist Teri Roiger Comes to Mezzrow, 9/12Vocalist Teri Roiger Comes to Mezzrow, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

New York based vocalist Teri Roiger recently released her fourth recording as a leader, 'GHOST OF YESTERDAY: Shades of Lady Day', a heartfelt tribute to Billie Holiday. Since Ms. Holiday provided the initial spark that led to a lifelong commitment to jazz, this one is especially personal to Teri. (more...)

Vocalist Teri Roiger to Perform at Mezzrow NYC; Upcoming Dates AnnouncedVocalist Teri Roiger to Perform at Mezzrow NYC; Upcoming Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Vocalist, pianist, lyricist, composer and teacher Teri Roiger will appear at Mezzrow on September 12th at 8:00pm & 9:30pm along with Frank Kimbrough, John Menegon and Steve Williams. (more...)

Obie Winner Chris Myers to Bring INTERFEST to Harlem School of the ArtsObie Winner Chris Myers to Bring INTERFEST to Harlem School of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

OBIE Award Winning actor, HSA alum and Artist in Resident, Chris Myers present 'INTERFEST,' a free three-day arts & ideas festival promising an energized experience for emerging artists and thinkers to explore the future of culture and community. (more...)

Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage October Performance ListingsMartinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage October Performance Listings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Callaway has crafted an exciting night of music centered on the songs of women songwriters who have inspired her. Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child," Carole King's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?", and Dorothy Field's "The Way You Look Tonight" are among the gems carefully chosen by he Platinum-selling composer and lyricist. Classics by Peggy Lee, Joni Mitchell, and Cynthia Weil, as well as songs by friends Michelle Brourman and Amanda McBroom reflect the unique female perspective on love, life, and the pursuit of happiness. And expect to enjoy moments of Ann at the piano singing the best of her original songs. Don't miss BroadwayWorld.com's "Performer of the Year" in this stirring night of song and story! (more...)

Michael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 BelowMichael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Patti Boulaye Performs BILLIE AND ME Live At ZedelPatti Boulaye Performs BILLIE AND ME Live At Zedel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Following her sold out performances at The Pheasantry earlier this year, award-winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye brings to the Crazy Coqs, her wonderful, moving one-woman show 'Billie and Me,' in which she discusses the parallels of her life and career with that of the great singer Billie Holiday on Friday September 29. (more...)

Marilyn Maye and More at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room this SeptemberMarilyn Maye and More at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Marilyn Maye always packs the Celebrity Room at Dino's Backstage in Glenside, PA, and now fans can get another chance to see this legendary performer as she returns there on September 14, 15 and 16. The month starts off with two performances by Paula Johns and Michael Richard Kelly on September 8 and 9. The duo will be accompanied by The Tom Adams Trio, with Tom Adams on piano, Steve Varner on bass and Grant MacAvoy on drums. On September 22 and 23, the multi-media tribute performer Randy Roberts will showcase his impersonations of famous women. Michael Richard Kelly and Paula Johns and The Tom Adams Trio wrap up the month with two performances on September 29 and 30. (more...)

Mike Doughty, Kandace Springs and More Coming Up at City WineryMike Doughty, Kandace Springs and More Coming Up at City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Soul Coughing founder Mike Doughty, Nashville-based singer/songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs, The Rolling Stones' powerhouse backup vocalist Lisa Fischer and more. (more...)

September Is Smokin' At Blue Note Hawaii Featuring Eric Hutchinson, Kuana Torres Kahele, and MoreSeptember Is Smokin' At Blue Note Hawaii Featuring Eric Hutchinson, Kuana Torres Kahele, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

September is jam packed with amazing talent at Blue Note Hawaii with an array of iconic national artists, local favorites and some great comedy. (more...)

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...)

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