Audra McDonald is Billie Holiday in the Broadway premiere of an off-Broadway gem.
Opened Apr 13, 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Winner of 2 Tony Awards!
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill recounts Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous. 1959, in a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show that unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witnesses to one of the last performances of her lifetime. Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all-time shares her loves and her losses.
Among the songs that will be performed: "God Bless the Child," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Strange Fruit" and "Taint Nobody's Biz-ness."
Frequent collaborators Lonny Price and Audra McDonald have been developing and working on Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill for more than two years. The intimate setting of the Circle in the Square provides a unique theatrical experience, drawing audiences – especially those seated at the tables onstage – into the performance.
A limited number of rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased at the box office on the day of on a first-come-first-served basis for $40.00. There is a limit of two tickets per customer.
Visit the Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill website:http://www.ladydayonbroadway.com/
Reviewed by squanboy on Sep 20, 2014
Reviewed by rob788 on Apr 20, 2014