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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

 LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL

STARRING AUDRA McDONALD

TO BE RECORDED LIVE BY

PS CLASSICS

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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Lanie Robertson’s play with music, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, will be recorded live at Circle in the Square during a regularly scheduled performance during the week of May 27–31 by PS Classics. The label has announced a July 15th street date; preorders are already being accepted at the label’s website, www.psclassics.com.

Published in Broadway

AUDRA McDONALD

TO PORTRAY BILLIE HOLIDAY IN

 LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL

***10 WEEKS ONLY***

70 PERFORMANCES BEGIN MARCH 25

On the heels of her recent success in NBC’s television special The Sound of Music Live!, Five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this spring to take on the role of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the Broadway premiere of Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill.  The musical play will be directed by Lonny Price (110 in the Shade, A Class Act) and will begin rehearsals on March 10, 2014, with previews beginning March 25, 2014, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway) for a strictly limited 10 week engagement with only 70 performances. Opening night is set for April 13, 2014

Published in Broadway
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 17:36

LADY DAY The Billie Holiday Musical Will Close Jan 5

Lady Day
Starring Dee Dee Bridgewater
Will Play Final Performance
January 5th
Little Shubert Theatre

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After receiving critical and popular acclaim, “Lady Day,” the musical about Billie Holiday,  will play its final performance on January 5th at Times Square’s Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). The production starring Dee Dee Bridgewater, started previews on September 19th and played 16 previews; opened on October 3rd and will have played 110 performances by January 5th.  Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical is produced by Misty Road Productions.

Published in Off-Broadway

Final Casting
announced for
new Billie Holiday Musical

Lady Day

Starring Dee Dee Bridgewater

Previews Begin September 19th
Opening slated for October 3rd
Little Shubert Theatre

David Ayers (Wicked and SILENCE!) in the role of "Robert," Billie Holiday's Manager along with newcomer Rafael Poueriet in the role of the "Assistant Stage manager"  as well as Jim Cammack (veteran bass player for legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal),  Ken Hitchcock (NY Saxophone Quartet & Manhattan Jazz Orchestra's acclaimed tenor sax player), Jerome Jennings (performer & drummer for Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins) and Bill Jolly (three-time Emmy Award winning pianist/composer/arranger) in the speaking roles of the onstage musicians complete the acting ensemble for the upcoming Billie Holiday musical “Lady Day” starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater.  With anopening set for Thursday, October 3rd (6:30PM) the production will take residence at Times Square’s Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical will make its New York debut having been produced at the Theatre de Boulogne-Billancourt and Theatre du Gymnase Marie Bell in Paris as well as The Donmar Warehouse and The Piccadilly Theatre in London, where it received critical praise and garnered an Olivier “Best Actress in a Musical” Award nomination for Ms. Bridgewater. Produced by Misty Road Productions the show’s creative team also includes Mr. Jolly, who will also serve as musical director.  Preview performances are slated to begin Thursday, September 19th (8PM).