Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill marks the return of five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald to the stage in a bio-play as legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. Set in 1959 at an intimate bar in Philadelphia, this 90-minute play with music tells the life story of Holliday through the songs that led her to fame. Recounting loves and love lost, McDonald moves as Holiday, who was battling with drugs and addiction at the time she performed at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, a show that turned out to be one of her last just four months prior to her death. With tickets from ShowTickets.com, hear songs like “God Bless the Child,” “When a Woman Loves a Man” and “Somebody’s On My Mind.” McDonald accurately portrays the legend in a performance that has already earned her a Tony nomination.
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Bio-play about famed American Jazz singer, Billie Holliday
Oprah Winfrey and Cynthia Nixon have been spotted in the audience at Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. One of the main reasons is Audra McDonald. Her performance is riveting, and it is no wonder why she is a five-time Tony Award winner. McDonald doesn’t have a gaggle of costars, but she doesn’t need them, as she is able to carry this 90-minute production fearlessly on her own. With a storyline that is engaging and easy for even teenagers to follow, this “New York Times” Critics Pick has a limited engagement, so get your tickets now before this opportunity passes you by!