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Lady Day's

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

by Lanie Robertson, featuring music by Billie Holiday

Critically-Acclaimed, Jukebox

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Lady Day's

Lady Day




Audra McDonald stars as Billie Holiday in this one-woman jukebox musical.


Story:

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.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Billie Holiday

Librettist

Librettist
Lanie Robertson



  • Premiere
  • 2015 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Circle in the Square
Opening Night
April 13, 2014
Total Performances
173
Original Cast
Audra McDonald
Director
Lonny Price
Producer
Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel
Orchestrations
Tim Weil
Scenic Design
James Noone
Costume Design
ESosa;
Lighting Design
Robert Wierzel
Sound Design
Steve Canyon Kennedy

2015 Film Version

Movie Name
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Lonny Price
Screenplay
Lanie Robertson
Starring
Audra McDonald




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Other

Merchandise




2014 Tony Award Nominations

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Audra McDonald
Best Sound Design of a Play

2014 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Play - Audra McDonald

2014 Drama League Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical

2014 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Audra McDonald
Outstanding Revival of a Musical

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