Five-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Introduces Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill to Broadway

Lanie Robertson's jazz-infused play makes its Broadway debut at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Nearly three decades after its award-winning premiere with off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre in 1986, playwright Lanie Robertson's one-woman musical play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill is making its Broadway debut with the most auspicious of leading ladies. Five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will lend her incomparable vocals to the role of iconic jazz singer Billie Holiday, whose addiction to alcohol and drugs led to a tragic, premature death at the age of 44. Take a look as TheaterMania catches up with McDonald, Robertson, and director Lonny Price who share their thoughts on bringing Holiday's lasting musical legacy to the Broadway stage.

posted on Apr 30, 2015

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