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Yesterdays: An Evening with Billie Holiday
Set in May 1959 in a small New York nightclub, Yesterdays is a fictional dramatization with music depicting Billie Holiday's last performance as envisioned by playwright Reenie Upchurch, who saw the jazz singer perform near the end of her tumultuous career. Played by jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin, the on-stage Billie Holiday intersperses songs with stories of her troubled life along with historical moments from the 1930s and 1940s jazz scene, including Bessie Smith and Artie Shaw. Rubin brings haunting and memorable songs to the stage including "Fine and Mellow," "Strange Fruit," "My Man," "Yesterdays," and "God Bless the Child."
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www.doollee.com comprises a comprehensive online searchable database for plays written in English since the production of Look back In Anger in 1956. Each play listing contains a playwright biography, synopsis, cast size, creative and production team for the premiere production, date and location of the first performance and much more.doollee.com not only defines the World's theatrical repertoire for the first time but also aims to revitalise that repertoire by reintroducing many lost scripts and providing a gateway for locating and clearing rights for a very large number existing scripts. We are delighted to receive information from users where our own research has been unable to locate details on the holder of a play's rights.doollee.com contains a comprehensive listing for each new play written in English produced by professional theatre companies, venues, festivals, commercial producers and once-off-producers from 1956 to the present. It includes adaptations, translations and new versions. The database also includes those plays produced by fringe (unsubsidised) companies and by semi-professional organisations, where the work is deemed to be of particular significance to the repertoire. Thus you will get help with playwright, dramatist, plays, biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production, published, dates, database, research.