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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2021
Broadway and TV Star, Tonya Pinkins, sings a new jazz ballad that was released today, Thursday, 10-14, on George Floyd’s birthday, to honor his memory. The song is called  “Strange Fruit, Revisited”. It is inspired by both the current racial inequities and the  Billie Holiday classic.  
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 6, 2021
“Singing has always been the best part of living for me,” Billie Holiday tells the audience in North Carolina Theatre’s new production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL. Angela Robinson plays singer Billie Holiday and Nygel Robsinon plays her pianist Jimmy Powers at NCT, under the direction of Jarvis Green.
by Michael Dale - Nov 28, 2021
How my exposure to the diversity of New York theatre changed once I started going to Off-Off-Broadway more frequently than to Broadway.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2021
The cornerstone of the Festival will be a spotlight on the Kronos Quartet, who will participate in three events, and world premiere of Gould's Wall, presented in collaboration with Tapestry Opera and Maniac Star.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2021
The festival will feature over 600 shows of the best new theatre, comedy, immersive experiences, cabaret, live performance, and late-night events from the UK’s brightest and boldest independent artists.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2021
As live performances return to venues throughout Southern California, Irvine Barclay Theatre welcomes a new season featuring an array of renowned performers, from iconic dancers to Grammy-winning artists, the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker, and Emmy nominee and social commentator Fran Lebowitz, among others.
by Debbie Gilpin - Nov 1, 2021
After months of refurbishments and closure due to coronavirus, the Royal Albert Hall is back open and ready to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Part of its full re-opening programme was the return of Letters Live, an event which has taken place at various venues across the world (from the Union Chapel in Islington to the Calais refugee camp to Los Angeles), and made its debut at the Royal Albert Hall back in 2019.
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 Marissa Tomeo - May 4, 2022
From May 9-15, Samantha Shay’s short film Mother Melancholia will be available for on-demand viewing via pay what you can, and all funds raised will go towards aiding the Ukrainian people. The film is a multi-layered portrait of four women set to a soundtrack for the end of the world. As part of the Under Construction Festival and in partnership with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, this special digital programming event will be available at bit.ly/MotherMelancholia. 
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022
Bristol Old Vic has announced that Nancy Medina has been appointed as the company’s new Artistic Director. Medina takes up the role full-time in spring 2023 and follows Tom Morris who is stepping down after 12 years in the role.
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022
Patrons and friends from the Playhouse on Park community tuned in for Playhouse's Season 14 Big Reveal in-person and via livestream; the season was announced by Executive Director Tracy Flater and Co-Artistic Directors Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller.
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022
The critically acclaimed BILLIE! BACKSTAGE WITH LADY DAY written and performed by Synthia L. Hardy with a live band, directed and produced by Bryan Rasmussen, returns to the Whitefire Theatre, June 5th at 7:00 pm.
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 Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022
With Marina Carr's Girl on an Altar about to begin previews, Kiln Theatre announces the full cast for the world première of Zodwa Nyoni's The Darkest Part of the Night. Nancy Medina directs Brianna Douglas, Andrew French, James Clyde, Hannah Morrish, Lee Phillips and Nadia Williams.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
Theatrical Outfit will conclude its return to the stage season with the return of a fan favorite production fused with a brand-new look – Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson. Broadway’s Terry Burrell completely transforms into the iconic Billie Holiday in a mind-blowing performance that will leave you speechless.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022
Florida Repertory Theatre has announced its 25th Anniversary Season in the Historic Arcade and ArtStage Studio Theatres. The 2022-2023 Season opens to previews in the ArtStage Studio on September 20, and the nine-show season runs through May 21, 2023.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022
The Marsh announces the line-up for its second digital global festival, MarshStream International Solo Fest, presenting performers from across the nation and around the world in a three-day online marathon of 36 global works.
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 18, 2022
Three dynamic vocalists and an all-female jazz band pay tribute to three of history's greatest jazz singers in the musical performance Bessie, Billie, & Nina—Pioneering Women in Jazz at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 8 p.m.  
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2022
From high-stepping and fan-favorite musicals to compelling award-winning dramas, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF has announced its upcoming productions for the 2022-23 season. 
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022
ALL ARTS, the multimedia platform covering visual art, music, theater, dance, film and literature, premieres four film projects from Le'Andra LeSeur, DonChristian Jones, Jonathan McCrory, and Matthew Whitaker commissioned as part of its 2022 Artist in Residence program.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2021
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre has announced its 2021-2022 season. The 2021-2022 Season at Metropolis includes a series of popular theater productions: Groovy ‘60s musical revue SHOUT! The Mod Musical (September 16 – October 30, 2021); Thought provoking bio-musical Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (January 27 – March 12, 2022) and more.
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 22, 2022
Producer Jaime Cepero and #marchonbroadway creators Nattalyee Randal & Courtney Daniels presented a party for Juneteenth and ended up with one great night of entertainment.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
From June 24-July 1, 2022, Samantha Shay's short film Mother Melancholia will be available to screen online worldwide.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022
As the two year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder approaches this month, award winning Broadway, film, and television star, Tonya Pinkins joins forces with world class musicians and the George Floyd Memorial Foundation to honor the life and legacy of Mr. Floyd with her new ballad, “Strange Fruit, Revisited”.
by BWW Staff - Jun 1, 2022
Atlanta is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.
by - Jul 29, 2021
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 7/29/2021 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021
PEAK Performances at Montclair State University today announced its 2021-2022 season, presenting a slate of gripping new works on film via the organization’s PEAK Plus streaming platform, free of charge, and then welcoming audiences back into the Alexander Kasser Theater for a robust lineup of exhilarating on-stage premieres.
by Maria Nockin - Jul 17, 2021
After Hours: Songs of Protest honors and celebrates a wide range of passionate music that galvanizes activists for social justice. This program of iconic songs, made famous by performers like Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, and Sam Cooke, is specially curated by Host and Artist in Residence Russell Thomas. Soprano Brandie Sutton, baritone Justin Austin.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 14, 2021
A wise man once said that art isn't easy. Well, life isn't either, and since life inspires art, the performers of the small venue circuit of New York City may be leaning into the pandemic for source material, for a while. Or for as long as they need to.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
Irvine Barclay Theatre will kick off a new season on September 9 with an array of renowned artists including country chart-topping trio The Gatlin Brothers; multi-Grammy-winning jazz artist Pat Metheny; internationally-acclaimed song stylist Michael Feinstein; and author and social commentator Fran Lebowitz.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022
PEAK Performances at Montclair State University will present Strange Fruit, from Tony-nominated and Bessie-winning choreographer Donald Byrd and his Seattle-based company Spectrum Dance Theater, February 10-13 at the Alexander Kasser Theater.
by Michael Major - Feb 28, 2022
In celebration of Black History Month, Best New Artist Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas are premiering two new songs—“Stolen Fruit” and “Black Folk” featuring Alex Isley & Masego—alongside accompanying videos. Watch the new music videos now! Plus, check out upcoming tour dates.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2022
Patrece Bloomfield will bring her striking vocals to a new solo cabaret Jazzy Skies With Broadway Showers: A little bit of Billie, Natalie and Broadway! in The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series, March 23 and 24, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022
PEAK Performances at Montclair State University continues to introduce audiences to new work from today’s most exciting dance artists with the world premiere of Movement, in which celebrated choreographer Netta Yerushalmy intricately quilts together quotations from a vast array of sources.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2022
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has already welcomed some jazz greats to its stage this season, and there’s still more to come this spring, including a special presentation from Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday, March 6.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022
SISTAS THE MUSICAL has announced its return on April 2 at Off-Broadway's The Actors Temple Theatre for an open-ended run. This live musical production is written by Fulbright Scholar and Columbia University professor Dr. Dorothy Marcic, based on interviews with Black women over several years
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is presenting Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill through March 12, 2022.
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 13, 2022
To celebrate Black History Month, Towne Street Theatre will present Black Annie and the Pastor for one night only on Sunday February 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2022
Billie! Backstage with Lady Day, written and performed by Synthia L. Hardy, directed by Bryan Rasmussen, and produced by Gary Lamb, will open at the Sierra Madre Playhouse February 25-27, 2022. Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:30.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021
The new season includes three New York Premieres and two brand new digital commissions, as they continue to roll out culturally centered programs throughout 2021. In addition, NBT is announcing the fifth Soul Producing Resident, Jordan Flemming, who will be in residence at NBT during this upcoming season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2021
The life and music of legendary entertainer Billie Holiday comes to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill January 27-March 12, 2022.
by - Aug 5, 2021
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 8/5/2021 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021
As live performances return to venues throughout Southern California, Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced nearly 20 shows that it has added to its season, which kicks off on September 19 with the country chart-topping trio The Gatlin Brothers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2022
PEAK Performances at Montclair State University will present Familie Flöz’s Hotel Paradiso, May 5–8, rescheduled from 2020 and, for the first time ever, bringing the Berlin-based mask theater company’s gorgeously peculiar and awe-inspiring vision to U.S. audiences.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022
In Gandini Juggling’s hit Smashed, which made its US Premiere at PEAK Performances, the manipulation of forbidden fruit shrewdly explored the strained relations between seven men and two women—and kindly flayed traditions of juggling and circus.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022
Custom Made Theatre Co. (Brian Katz, Executive Artistic Director) continues its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of “Blood at the Root” by trailblazing playwright Dominique Morisseau, directed and choreographed by Darryl V. Jones. 
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 A.A. Cristi - 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.
by Drew Eberhard - Apr 1, 2022
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is a play with music written by Lanie Robertson and this production is directed by Wren T. Brown. The musical premiered in 1986 in Atlanta, Georgia and its story recounts some events of Billie Holiday’s life leading up to this performance at Emerson’s four months shy of her death in 1959. Emerson’s is a small bar in South Philadelphia and the time is a midnight performance by Lady Day. Set to the backdrop of a piano center stage and a few cocktail tables around the space, we relive some events of Ms. Holiday’s life as told through stories found deep in her memory but living on the surface as if they just happened yesterday.