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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is a play with music by Lanie Robertson, recounting some events in the life of Billie Holiday.
It is 1959, in a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia. Billie 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.
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill premiered at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1986, with direction by Woodie King, Jr. and Reenie Upchurch as Billie Holiday. Buy tickets now it now for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill at the Wyndhams Theatre in London!
“One of the most exquisite & haunting performances of the year!” - Entertainment Weekly
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God Bless the Child (music by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.; lyrics by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.)
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★★★★★ ‘Audra McDonald is spellbinding as Billie Holiday. It’s the real deal. Get a ticket.’ - The Times
★★★★★ ‘Awesome, astonishing and sensational’ Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ ‘The most daring and accomplished performance of the year’ - Sunday Express
‘A powerhouse performance’ Evening Standard
‘Utterly intoxicating.’ The Telegraph
‘Absolutely astonishing.’ The I Newspaper
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Running time1 hour and 35 min with no interval
Performance dates17 June - 09 September 2017. Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2.45pm
ContentContains strong language.
Security: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres - we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place. Unfortunately, the theatre is unable to accept large items of luggage in our cloakrooms at this time. If you are travelling with such items, storage solutions are available throughout London. Patrons seated on stage and at cabaret seating must check their bags into the free of charge cloakrooms provided. Should you require assistance, please ask a member of staff who will gladly assist
Venue InformationWyndham's TheatreCharing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
Reviews / Features
REVIEW: Lady Day "a theatrical triumph"
Lady Day was originally slated to make its West End debut - along with McDonald making hers, too - last year. However, a surprise pregnancy rocked McDonald's world and alas, the show was cancelled. I cannot tell you how devastated I was at the thought of not getting to see McDonald in this play after all, but to my great joy, the show is here in the West End a year later and was well worth the long wait.
23 Aug, 2017 | By Shaun Nolan
Reviews / Features
REVIEW: Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill (in exactly 250 words)
Currently playing at Wyndhams' Theatre in London, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill is an atmospheric, convincing, 90-minute production which draws you into the exuberant personality of Billie Holiday, who is played by the multi-award winning Audra McDonald.
21 Aug, 2017 | By Harriet Wilson
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REVIEW: Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Enter into the Wyndham’s theatre and you will be transported back to 1959 South Philadelphia. On the front of the stalls and the sides of the stage are cabaret tables for the audience to sit back in and soak up the atmosphere of this small, run down bar. And why are we all gathered in this dive? Because the act about to take the stage is the legendary Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
17 Jul, 2017 | By Harrison Fuller
Record Six-Time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald To Make West End Debut In Lady Day At Emerson's Bar And Grill
Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Audra McDonald will make her long awaited West End debut this summer portraying legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the musical play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. This critically acclaimed production will play a limited engagement at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 25 June to 3 September, having broken box office records at the Circle in the Square in New York in a run that netted McDonald her record-setting sixth Tony Award.
15 Jan, 2016 | By Jacob Porteous