Audra McDonald Reschedules Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill

Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill
Audra McDonald and George Farmer in Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill. Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva

Following the postponement of Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill last year due to the joyous news of Audra McDonald’s Pregnancy, an announcement has been made that the show will transfer to the West End this Summer, opening at Wyndham’s Theatre on 17 June 2017.

Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer, will be making her West End debut portraying jazz legend Billie Holiday in a performance that won her a record-breaking sixth Tony Award. Audra is the first and only person to receive awards in all four acting categories.

Written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Lonny Price, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill recounts 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.” Read our review of the Broadway production.

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.

This acclaimed production which broke box office records at The Circle In The Square in New York, will run for a limited engagement from 17 June to 9 September 2017 at Wyndham’s Theatre London.

Audra McDonald will also appear in concert at the Leicester Square Theatre. Find out More.


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