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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar Grill (Lady Day at Emerson\'s Bar & Grill)

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Starring
Audra McDonald Audra McDonald
Lady Day
Shelton Becton Shelton Becton
Jimmy Powers
George Farmer George Farmer
Bass
Clayton Craddock Clayton Craddock
Drums
Roxie Roxie
Pepi
Debra Crowe Debra Crowe
Bar Patron
David Michael Cefalu David Michael Cefalu
Audience Patron


Written by
Lanie Robertson Lanie Robertson
(written by)


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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

2 years, 3 months ago at Sep 1 21:15
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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is a five star performance in a three star vehicle. Audra McDonald, the reigning grand dame of American theater, gets to reprise her history making role, and her work is wondrous. Electrifying, terrifying, defiant, wounded, broken, and heartbreakingly fragile, McDonald expresses an entire life in two hours.   Billie Holiday is a tall order for any actress... read more
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Description: Filmed before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill features six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in her history-making, tour de force performance as the jazz icon. Originally written for off-Broadway by Lanie Roberston in 1987, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill tells Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous, including "God Bless the Child," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Strange Fruit" and "Taint Nobody's Biz-ness." Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill is directed by Lonny Price, who also directed the Br ... (more)
Release date: 12 March 2016
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“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is a five star performance in a three star vehicle. Audra McDonald, the reigning grand dame of American theate”

JxSxPx posted a review 2 years, 3 months ago

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is a five star performance in a three star vehicle. Audra McDonald, the reigning grand dame of American theater, gets to reprise her history making role, and her work is wondrous. Electrifying, terrifying, defiant, wounded, broken, and heartbreakingly fragile, McDonald expresses an entire life in two hours.   Billie Holiday is a tall order for any actress to tackle, as it can be hard to find any entryway into her complicated emotional life, and to render that as an actual person. It would be easier to play her as a doomed icon, but McDonald never goes for the easiest route. Her Lady Day feels emotionally true, from her joys in performing, drinking and swearing to her drug withdrawal breakdown late in the play that’s distressingly candid in its h” read more

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