LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL

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About The Show

Written by: Laine Robertson

Directed by: Lonny Price


Location: Circle in the Square

First Preview: March 25, 2014

Opening Night: April 13, 2014

 

Cast & Creative Team

Audra McDonald (Billie Holiday)

 

Lanie Robertson (Author)

Lonny Price (Director)

James Noone (Set Design)

Emilio Sosa (Costume Design)

Robert Wierzel (Lighting Design)

Steve Kennedy (Sound Design)

Tim Weil (Orchestrations)

        The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

        Songs include “God Bless the Child,” “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Strange Fruit” and “Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness.”