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Strange Fruit - 1945 - Broadway

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Royale Theatre

(New York, NY)
242 W. 45th St.
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by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 25, 2019
Deadline reports that upcoming film 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' has cast Evan Ross, Dana Gourrier, and Erik Laray Harvey in supporting roles. Lee Daniels directs a script by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 18, 2020
LA Writers Center presents a free online reading of Strange Fruit Part 2 by Jon Bastian as a part of their Breathe online play reading series, which will live stream on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at Howlround.tv beginning September 26 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2020
As part of its resolute commitment to perform for GTA audiences, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is collaborating with CityView Drive-In for three live performances this October (7, 16 & 17).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 11, 2020
Lake Worth Playhouse's 68th Season of live theatre features a down home look at one the most influential vocalists of the 20th Century, The longest running thriller in Broadway history, A Pulitzer Prize Winning contemporary musical about the complexity of mental illness and its effect on a family and more.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2019
Turn back the hands of time for an intimate evening with legendary jazz songstress Billie Holiday when International City Theatre presents an acclaimed musical portrait of one of the greatest jazz and blues vocalists of all time. With Karole Foreman(ICT's award-winning production of Fences) in the title role, music direction by Stephan Terry and Ebony Rep producing artistic director Wren T. Brown at the helm, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson gets a three-week run Oct. 18 through Nov. 3.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 5, 2020
Reparations NOW! is Ensemble Pi's new project, inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates' congressional testimony and Ibram X. Kendi's best-seller book, How to Be an Antiracist a?" both of which offer powerful and compelling arguments in support of reparations for the African-American community.
by Juan Michael Porter II - Oct 3, 2019
The continued proliferation of rhythmless music plunges Fall For Dance 2019's Program 1 into a miasma of middling potpourri. From Kyle Abraham rendering Misty Copeland into a sterile robot to Crystal Pite's droning narration, this was an evening sorely in need of inventive rhythm and grooves. Thank goodness then for the visiting South Africans of Vuyani Dance Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2019
The full cast and creative team has been announced for the world premiere of Pippi Longstocking, Royal & Derngate's 2019 Made in Northampton Christmas show. Pippi Longstocking is adapted for the stage in the UK for the first time by Mike Akers from Astrid Lindgren's much-loved books, 75 years after they were first written, following on from an initial script by the late John Miller. With original music by Stu Barker, this joyful new musical will be directed by The Wardrobe Ensemble's Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton who co-directed Education, Education, Education for Royal & Derngate in 2017. Design is by Katie Sykes, with Sally Ferguson as lighting designer and Dominic Bilkey as sound designer. An ensemble cast is led by Emily-Mae as Pippi.
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 19, 2019
The La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Festival choose-your-own-adventure approach to theatre means there is something for everyone to enjoy.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 15, 2019
New Repertory Theatre is delighted to announce that Lydia Harrell will star as Billie Holiday in their upcoming production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 14, 2019
Turn back the hands of time for an intimate evening with legendary jazz songstress Billie Holiday when International City Theatre presents an acclaimed musical portrait of one of the greatest jazz and blues vocalists of all time.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2019
The Billie Holiday Project evokes the electric and intimate feeling of experiencing Lady Day live in a 1930s Jazz Club. Drawing from some of Billie's most recorded tunes, such as Blue Moon, Billie's Blues, God Bless the Child, and Strange Fruit, to name but a few, the band also revives some of the earlier and lesser-known tunes that Billie interpreted.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 13, 2020
The official companion soundtrack for the anticipated documentary, Billie, about legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday, is now available on CD, LP and digitally for streaming and download via Verve/UMe.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
The West Harlem Art Fund will present their new exhibition WE ARE IN REACH on Governors Island in the historic district of Nolan Park. The show is open now through June 25, 2021 for the public. '...as we look at human existence, it all began in Africa. WE ARE IN REACH looks at how those of African descent honor memory, philosophy and tradition.'
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 20, 2020
On last night's episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden connects with a Canadian school teacher whose class has organized a hotline for senior citizens to call and listen to jokes. Billy Crystal pops in to the chat to record a few jokes of his own.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2020
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced this year's six recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions. The commissioned writers are Kate Attwell, Mia Chung, Noah Diaz, Julia Izumi, Ife Olujobi, and Stacey Rose.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
After more than a year away from live theatre, Theatrical Outfit has announced a return to the stage. For the 2021-2022 Season, audiences will once again be welcomed back into the Balzer Theater in the heart of Downtown Atlanta to experience smart, authentic, vital in-person theatre.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 30, 2020
With the Coronavirus stopping all social gatherings and causing the closing of Don't Tell Mama for the duration, MAC has made a change from the previously announced event which was to be held at the club.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2020
New Repertory Theatre will present Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. This biographical play with music by Lanie Robertson tells the incredible story of an icon who consistently battled racism, abuse, and addiction for her chance to sing. The production runs March 28 through April 19, 2020 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available, as well as free tickets for WIC/EBT cardholders.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2020
Artistic Director Blake Robison announced Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2020-21 season today, which includes world premieres by Keith Josef Adkins, Deborah Zoe Laufer and Ken Ludwig, along with the U.S. Premiere of David Haig's Pressure.
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 29, 2020
The MAC Awards were scheduled to be celebrated on March 30th at Sony Hall. Instead they will be announced via Facebook Live from Lennie Watts' home. The times are a little different now, but the celebration of art is the same.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021
From April 16-30, 2021, Carnegie Hall will present Voices of Hope, an online festival that examines the resilience of artists, exploring works that they felt compelled to create despite—and often because of—appalling circumstances and human tragedy.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2021
This spring MoonBeams season features a Tony nominated production, stars seen on the Bay Area and Broadway stages, as well as new, never seen before, over the top theatrical numbers that will have audiences singing along at home!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 24, 2020
A black string quartet consisting of violinists Edward W. Hardy (composer of The Woodsman) & Daniel Constant, cellist Thapelo Masita (The Metropolitan Museum), and violist Tia Allen (Jagged Little Pill) performed a beautifully heart-wrenching performance of Billie Holiday's 'Strange Fruit'. 'This song, which was written 83 years ago, reflects our current time.' - Edward W. Hardy
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 19, 2020
Today (June 19) in live streaming: the first ever Antonyo Awards, Peter Pan Live! and so much more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 19, 2020
In honor of Juneteenth, The Public has just released Girl From the North Country cast member Kimber Elayne Sprawl's collaborative interpretation of Hamlet's eternal a?oeTo Be or Not To Bea?? speech and performed by an incredible group of 30 Black actors including Toree Alexander, Jelani Alladin, Denée Benton, Marsha Stephanie Blake and more.
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!
by Maria Nockin - Jul 24, 2020
Tenor Russell Thomas, whose performance combines Wagnerian stamina with Italian lyricism, received glowing reviews for his recent performance as Titus in The Clemency of Titus. Russell and pianist Kyung-mi Kim invite us to enjoy their Living Room Recital. Songs include: Schuberta??s An die Musik, Vaughn Williamsa?? Let Beauty Awake, Mascagnia??s Risveglio, Duparca??s La??Invitation au Voyage, Verdia??s La??Esule, Barbera??s Knoxville Summer of 1915, and Meeropola??s Strange Fruit.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 17, 2020
During its hiatus from public performances, LA Opera has created an extensive array of online programming under the banner LAO At Home. Here's what's on tap for the week to come.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2021
World-renowned soprano Janinah Burnett will step into the spotlight with the release of her new album, Love the Color of Your Butterfly.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 26, 2021
“How much time do you want for your progress?” The late, great James Baldwin’s question to America remains unanswered. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 18, 2021
40 years after its landmark release in 1980,  the vinyl reissue of UK pop/reggae band UB40  debut album Signing Off,  will be released on March 14, 2021 via EMI/UME.
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2021
Hulu announced today that the streaming platform has acquired the U.S. rights to Lee Daniels’ THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY, which will debut as a Hulu Original film on Hulu on February 26, 2021. Sierra/Affinity will continue to handle international sales on the film.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2020
The eclectic San Diego vocal performance ensemble SACRA/PROFANA has gained acclaim as a genre-defying ensemble breaking down the barriers between pop, classical, and contemporary music. In that tradition the group presents MUSIC AS SOCIAL CHANGE, a concert that will feature arrangements of socially aware pop music from the 1960s to the present day, as well as choral music that comments on the issues of our times.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 10, 2020
Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT) announced today that they will present the critically-acclaimed play LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL by Lanie Robertson.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2020
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has announced the 2020 MAC Award nominees. The nominees were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership, except for the four song and recording categories, which were determined by special committees.
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2021
Musical guest Andra Day performs a medley of 'Strange Fruit' and 'Tigress & Tweed' for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 2, 2020
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's time to get your date night plans in order. BroadwayWorld is ready to help with our top recommendations for a theatre night out on the town. It doesn't matter if you're looking to impress your sweetie, meet up with friends, or escape the daily grind on your own, these productions will certainly sweeten the day.
by Barry Lenny - Feb 19, 2020
Tymisha Harris is an outstanding performer.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2020
New Repertory Theatre presents Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. This biographical play with music by Lanie Robertson tells the incredible story of an icon who consistently battled racism, abuse, and addiction for her chance to sing. The production runs March 28 through April 19, 2020 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available, as well as free tickets for WIC/EBT cardholders.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2020
Alexia - Women In Jazz Comes to Rialto Theatre in Limassol Sunday 15 March.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 12, 2020
This Spring, Blues Hall of Fame Inductee Bettye LaVette will release a new album, “Blackbirds,” on Verve Records featuring songs primarily popularized by some of her peers, other iconic women in music, who she personally loved, respected and admired. Set for a May 8th release, the album finds LaVette in top form delivering powerful renditions of songs that touched her personally.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 19, 2019
Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present its Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular on Saturday Dec. 21 and Sunday Dec. 22. Presented in partnership with the Hattiloo Theatre, this year's production 'Black Nativity' features Memphis' best musical and theatrical performers.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2020
LA Writers Center presents a free online reading of 'Strange Fruit Part 1' by Jon Bastian as a part of their 'Breathe' online play reading series, which will live stream on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at Howlround.tv
by Maria Nockin - Aug 13, 2020
On Monday, August 10, 2020, I listened to tenor Russell Thomas and collaborative pianist Kyung-mi Kima??s a?oeLiving Room Recitala?? for Los Angeles Opera. He opened with Franz Schuberta??s a??An die Musik' ('To Musica??) Thomas and Kim gloried in the songa??s sweeping melody as the pianoa??s strong bass underscored the vocal line
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2020
In response to COVID-19, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF has reshuffled and updated its upcoming season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021
42nd Street Moon has announced that Doris Bumpus will be starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in the Company’s virtual production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, written by Lanie Robertson.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 13, 2021
On this day in 2014, Audra McDonald returned to Broadway as legendary jazz singer, Billie Holiday, in the musical drama, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill.