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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.

Cast and Creative Team

Author: Lanie Robertson
Music: Billie Holiday

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Circle in the Square
Opening Night: April 13, 2014
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

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