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Audra McDonald Discusses Channeling Billie Holiday in Lady Day and Always Saying Yes

Audra McDonald Discusses Channeling Billie Holiday in Lady Day and Always Saying Yes

What a little studio light can do! Tony winner Audra McDonald stopped by NewsNation to discuss with Tamron Hall her latest Broadway role: Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. McDonald shared what it’s like to portray such a legendary performer who “regardless of all the knocks, still rose to the top.” “In the end ...

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Billie Is Here to Stay! Lady Day, Starring Audra McDonald, Extends on Broadway

Billie Is Here to Stay! Lady Day, Starring Audra McDonald, Extends on Broadway

Good news, Audra McDonald fans: The five-time Tony winner will be channeling Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill all summer long! The new production has extended its limited Broadway run, and will now play through August 10 at Circle in the Square Theatre. The play with music was originally slated to play a ten-week engagement through ...

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Boozin', Bluesin' & Shooting Cats!? Audra McDonald's Big Night as Lady Day

Boozin', Bluesin' & Shooting Cats!? Audra McDonald's Big Night as Lady Day

Tony winner Audra McDonald is taking on the legendary Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. We chatted with the star on opening night about smoking, swearing, drinking and her ever-changing scene partner...the audience!

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Billie Sings the Blues! Raise a Toast to Audra McDonald on Opening Night of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Billie Sings the Blues! Raise a Toast to Audra McDonald on Opening Night of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
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Click for opening night photos of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill on April 13, 2014, starring five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald as legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. See her in action at Circle in the Square Theatre!

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Happy Opening Night to Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Happy Opening Night to Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Somebody’s on our minds, and she’s giving one hell of a performance. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, opens on April 13. Under the direction of Lonny Price, the bio-show, written by Lanie Robertson, will run through June 1 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

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Pics! Get a Glimpse of Audra McDonald Channeling the Legendary Billie Holiday in Lady Day

Pics! Get a Glimpse of Audra McDonald Channeling the Legendary Billie Holiday in Lady Day
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Click for production photos of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, starring five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday. See the new one-woman show, opening April 13 at Circle in the Square Theatre!

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We’ll Be Seeing You! Lady Day, Starring Tony Winner Audra McDonald, Begins Performances on Broadway

We’ll Be Seeing You! Lady Day, Starring Tony Winner Audra McDonald, Begins Performances on Broadway

We wished on the moon, and it’s finally coming true. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill begins performances on Broadway March 25, with five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald headlining as blues legend Billie Holiday. The show will play a limited ten-week engagement at the Circle in the Square Theatre with an official opening on April 13.

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Lady Day Star Audra McDonald on Prepping for Broadway with Booze and the Blues

Lady Day Star Audra McDonald on Prepping for Broadway with Booze and the Blues

At a press event for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, star Audra McDonald, playwright Lanie Robertson and director Lonny Price talk up the Billie Holiday bioplay.

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There Is No Greater Love! Audra McDonald & the Lady Day Creative Team Greet the Press

There Is No Greater Love! Audra McDonald & the Lady Day Creative Team Greet the Press

There’s only a few short weeks until Audra McDonald steps onstage to channel Billie Holiday in the new one-woman show Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, and on March 17, the five-time Tony winner met the press! McDonald joined playwright Lanie Robertson and director Lonny Price at Pearl Studios in New York City to chat about the ...

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Ruff Competition! See Audra McDonald Audition Lucky Dogs to Star in Lady Day on Broadway

Ruff Competition! See Audra McDonald Audition Lucky Dogs to Star in Lady Day on Broadway

See Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill star Audra McDonald and Broadway dog handler Bill Berloni audition pups to play Billie Holiday’s beloved pooch Pepe in the new play at Circle in the Square Theatre.

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