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Royale Theatre

(New York, NY)
242 W. 45th St.
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by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish are set to star in the independent comedy “Here Today,” according to Variety. The duo will also produce the comedy, with Crystal directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Alan Zweibel.
by TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Internationally acclaimed, wildly theatrical and incendiary circus performer Anna Lumb is about to set Melbourne Fringe alight with her new solo show Hard to Reach Places. Restless, anxious and strangely liberated by having no life plan; Anna is wondering is everyone else faking it too?
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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 Jeffrey Ellis - May 4, 2019
Directed with grace and wit by Tennessee Women's Theater Project founder Maryanna Clarke, Sistas the Musical is now onstage through May 19 at The Z. Alexander Looby Theatre, located conveniently just off Rosa Parks Boulevard in north Nashville, a historically black enclave that has been central to the civil rights struggles of the citizens of Tennessee's capital city.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
25 nonfiction films from 12 countries are the latest Sundance Institute Documentary Fund and Stories of Change Grantees, announced today. This support includes unrestricted grants to films in the development, production, post-production and audience engagement stages, and is made possible by founding support from Open Society Foundations.
by Sarah Hookey - May 23, 2019
Garry Marshall Theatre has added performances of Deidrie Henry starring in the Tony Award winning Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson, which now must close Sunday, June 9, 2019. 
by TV News Desk - 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 Don Grigware - May 20, 2019
Just a warning to those who think that Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is a musical revue of Billie Holiday's greatest hits. Lanie Robertson's work is a very heavy play with music featuring brilliant Deidrie Henry front and center baring her soul in one of Holiday's last performances in 1959 before her death. Incredible musicians Abdul Hamid Royal as musical director and as Jimmy Powers at the ivories and James Leary on bass add immense flavor to the evening, currently onstage under the outstanding direction of Gregg T. Daniel, at the Garry Marshall Theatre through June 2 only.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Barrington Stage Company announced today casting for its 25th Anniversary season. Casting will include Elijah Alexander, Mara Davi, Carson Elrod, Joel de la Fuente, Mykal Kilgore, Alyse Alan Louis, Kate MacCluggage, Jeff McCarthy, Julia Murney, Jonathan Raviv, Debra Jo Rupp and more. Full casting for the 25th Anniversary season is below.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Garry Marshall Theatre presents Deidrie Henry in the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson for 15 performances May 15 to June 2, 2019 (press opening is Friday, May 17). The director is Gregg T. Daniel and playing Jimmy Powers is musical director Abdul Hamid Royal.  Daniel most recently directed The Mountaintop for Garry Marshall Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2019
Billie Holiday: Front and Center, the acclaimed show with songs is written and performed by Sybil D. Jatta, directed by B'ANCA, and presented by Champion Club Productions. Associate producer: Linda Bronson-Abbot. Musical director: Casey McCoy.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
New Repertory Theatre is excited to announce that Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill will join their 2019-2020 MainStage season. The production runs March 28 ? April 19, 2020 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets to Lady Day may currently be purchased as part of a 2019-2020 subscription package by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Single tickets will be available for sale on August 1. Lady Day will replace the previously announced Piaf.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Casting is today announced for the National Theatre Wales and Royal Court Theatre co-production of On Bear Ridge by award-winning writer Ed Thomas (House of America and Gas Station Angel, Royal Court; HinterlandY Gwyll BBCS4CNetflix). Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone (The Cane and Cyprus Avenue, Royal Court) and Ed Thomas will co-direct this semi-autobiographical story about the places we leave behind, the indelible marks they make on us, and the unreliable memories we hold onto.
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 11, 2019
Last evening, the Apollo Theater celebrated its 14th Annual Spring Gala, raising over $2 million for its year-round artistic and community programming initiatives.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Goodman Theatre announces a line-up of free readings written by members of its Playwrights Unit-a year-long residency for Chicago-based writers to develop their plays-in-progress with the Goodman's artistic team, in partnership with Chicago Dramatists. Members of the 2018/2019 Playwrights Unit include Georgette Kelly, Dianne Nora, Marisela Treviño Orta and Stacey Rose. Free, one-time-only readings take place July 5-7 at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn); to make a reservation call 312.443.3800 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org/PlaywrightsUnitReadings. Availability is extremely limited. More information about each writer follows; headshots can be found in the Press Room.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The first images from National Theatre Wales and Royal Court Theatre's production of On Bear Ridge have been released today. Check them out below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Royal & Derngate and English Touring Theatre today announce the full cast for Nancy Medina's production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running. Medina directs Geoff Aymer (West), Ray Emmet Brown (Wolf), Derek Ezenagu (Hambone), Andrew French (Memphis), Leon Herbert (Holloway), Michael Salami (Sterling) and Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Risa). The production opens at Royal & Derngate Northampton on 4 September, with previews from 31 August and runs until 14 September before embarking on a UK tour to Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Oxford Playhouse, Cast Doncaster, New Wolsey Theatre, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Derby Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
The Weathervane Theatre, a professional, award-winning, equity theatre in Whitefield, NH, is thrilled to announce the 2019 54th Summer Season of alternating rep. Under Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini, the Weathervane will present 8 weeks of musicals, comedies and classics never before seen on the Weathervane stage. In addition to Mainstage productions, the Weathervane keeps the calendar full with a variety of other programming for audiences of all ages. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
An industry reading of ALICE IN WONDERLAND: AN X-RATED MUSICAL FANTASY will be held on Thursday, August 15th in New York City. ALICE IN WONDERLAND: AN X-RATED MUSICAL FANTASY is a new musical with Music by Harrison Beck, and Book and Lyrics by Maya Kates and Harrison Beck.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Alexia - Women In Jazz Comes to Rialto Theatre in Limassol Sunday 15 March.
by TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
In 1959, Billie Holiday, or a?oeLady Daya?? as she was called, performed one of her final shows in a run-down bar in South Philly. In Robertson's award-winning play, Holiday engages the audience with salty, often humorous reminiscences of her troubled life as a travelling performer in a segregated south. With the help of her piano man, Jimmy Powers, she lets music tell her story, sharing soulful, heart-wrenching and bawdy songs from her memorable canon including: a?oeStrange Fruit,a?? a?oeGod Bless the Child,a?? a?oeWhen a Woman Loves a Man,a?? and a?oeTaint Nobody's Business If I Do.a??
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Today, Feinstein's at the Nikko announced an exciting lineup of artists who will take the stage at San Francisco's premier intimate nightclub this fall.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Internationally acclaimed, wildly theatrical and incendiary circus performer Anna Lumb is about to set Melbourne Fringe alight with her new solo show Hard to Reach Places. Restless, anxious and strangely liberated by having no life plan; Anna is wondering is everyone else faking it too?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Chiaroscuro by Jackie Kay, Director Lynette Linton's first production as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre will preview from 31 August with a press night at 7pm on 6 September. The cast is Shiloh Coke (Misty at the Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, Emila at The Globe Theatre), Preeya Kalidas (Eastenders, BBC Asian Radio, Bend It Like Beckham), singer-songwriter Anoushka Lucas(Jesus Christ Superstar at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and whose debut album Dark Soul was recently released) and Gloria Onitiri (whose recent productions include Napoli, Brooklyn, on national tour and Hadestown at the National Theatre).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
La Jolla Playhouse announces the on-sale date and full programming for its acclaimed biennial Without Walls (WOW) Festival, a four-day celebration of site-based and interactive performances, taking place October 17 a?" 20 at San Diego's ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, in partnership with the NTC Foundation.
by Shari Barrett - Aug 1, 2019
When Billie Holiday died in 1959, she left this world a true Jazz icon, revered for her ability to create stage magic as she expressed deep personal, emotional hurt which governed her entire existence and in turn, spoke to millions worldwide. Known as perhaps the first female vocalist to use her voice in the style of jazz improvisation, it takes a special woman to effectively share Holiday's brutally tragic life story as well as her amazing vocal talents. Such is the combination of skills on display by Sybil D. Jatta as BILLIE HOLIDAY: FRONT AND CENTER now onstage at the WACO Theatre Center in NoHo through Sunday, August 18, directed with heart and soul by B'Anca.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Garry Marshall Theatre presents Deidrie Henry in the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson for 15 performances May 15 to June 2, 2019 (press opening is Friday, May 17). The director is Gregg T. Daniel and playing Jimmy Powers is musical director Abdul Hamid Royal. Daniel most recently directed The Mountaintop for Garry Marshall Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
In response to COVID-19, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF has reshuffled and updated its upcoming season.
by Gary Naylor - Apr 25, 2019
Ain't Misbehavin' crashes through the gloom of Brexity Britain with bangin' tunes and bubbly bantz. Looks good, sounds good and makes you feel good.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
"This may be the first time in our 33 years," stated Human Race Artistic Director and Founding Member Kevin Moore, "that we selected a season theme before we selected our shows." And for good reason. The 2019-20 Human Race Theatre season at the Loft Theatre coincides with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the first step in all women having the right to vote and the catalyst for our movements for Equality.