Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald stars as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill."
While you were lashing out at Ben Brantley, James Franco, here's what was happening In the Wings.
“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” has extended its limited engagement through Aug. 10. The show stars five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, and features McDonald interpreting more than a dozen of Holiday’s biggest hits, including “God Bless the Child” and “Strange Fruit.” [More info]
“La Soirée” will close May 11 at New York’s Union Square Theatre. The acclaimed production, which combines cabaret, burlesque, a circus sideshow and a contemporary variety show into one wild experience, will begin a 10-day engagement in Buenos Aires, Argentina from May 15 at the Polo Circo International Festival. So if you want to see it without traveling to South America, go now! [More info]
“Soul Train” may be coming to the stage. Rights to the classic musical variety TV show have been acquired by Matthew Weaver (“Rock of Ages”), of MediaWeaver Entertainment. Weaver is now looking for a creative team for a possible stage production. “Soul Train” is the longest running first-run, nationally syndicated music program in television history, running for 35 years (1971-2006). [More info]
“The Book of Mormon” wins big at the 38th annual Olivier Awards. The show won four awards at England's version of the Tonys, including Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical for Gavin Creel. “Once” picked up two awards, including Best Actress in a Musical for Zrinka Cvitešic. Check out the full list of winners here.
The trailer for “Jersey Boys” is here. It’s been nearly a decade since the musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons opened on Broadway, winning four Tony awards. Since then, “Jersey Boys” has gone on to become the 13th longest-running show on Broadway. And now, Clint Eastwood has directed a film version of the show, which hits theaters June 20. John Lloyd Young, who won the Tony for his portrayal of Frankie Valli, reprises his role in the film, which also stars Christopher Walken. Check out the trailer: