You've now got even longer to see Audra McDonald's Tony-winning performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. The new production has once again extended its limited Broadway run, and will now play through August 31 at Circle in the Square Theatre. The play with music, starring the six-time Tony winner, officially opened on April 13. The River, starring Hugh Jackman, begins performances in the venue on October 31.
Directed by Lonny Price, the play by Lanie Robertson tells the life story of the legendary jazz singer through the songs that made her famous. Set in 1959, in an intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday (McDonald) puts on a show that, unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witness to one of the last performances of her lifetime.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill features 18 musical numbers, including “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Tain't Nobody’s Biz-ness” and “God Bless the Child.”