Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill at the Wyndham’s Theatre
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill at the Wyndhams’ Theatre.
Six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald makes her West End debut as legendary jazz icon, Billie Holiday.
Spend an intimate evening filled with some of the most inspiring and moving songs ever written and hear the personal stories of Holiday’s loves and losses through a turbulent but extraordinary life. With a glorious score featuring God Bless the Child, What a Little Moonlight Can Do, Strange Fruit, Crazy He Calls Me and Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness you’d better pull up a chair and order a drink because this legend’s got a life to sing.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill will play a strictly limited run from 25 June 2016 until 3 September 2016 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
NOTE: WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF AUDRA MCDONALD’S IMPENDING PREGNANCY, THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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.
Audra McDonald stars as Billie ‘Lady Day’ Holiday.
Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actress. Recipient of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015. Aside from her Tony-winning performances in Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, she has appeared on Broadway in The Secret Garden, Marie Christine (Tony nomination), Henry IV, and 110 in the Shade (Tony nomination).
Written by Lanie Robertson and Directed by Lonny Price.
Further creative to be announced.
Reviews from Broadway
“Audra McDonald is a vocal genius! One of the greatest performances I ever hope to see.” New York Magazine
“Mesmerizing! Pouring her heart into her voice, Audra McDonald breathes life into Billie Holiday’s greatest songs.” The New York Times
“One of the most exquisite & haunting performances of the year!” Entertainment Weekly
West End reviews – Coming Soon.