Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

1 hr 29 min | Musicals, Critically Acclaimed, BHD | 2016

Filmed before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill features six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in her history-making, tour de force performance as the jazz icon.

It’s March 1959, and at a small Philadelphia club, a star vocalist takes the stage for one of the last shows of her life. This powerhouse performance conjures jazz icon Billie Holiday for an intimate cabaret evening featuring live renditions of her most beloved classics, and a revealing glimpse into the troubled history of the woman behind the legend. Funny and heartbreaking, this play with music is a testament to one woman’s ability to mine humor from hardship—and to the transformative power of song.


Audra McDonald, Shelton Becton
Lonny Price
Lanie Robertson
Allen Newman
Richard Siegel
Rob Burgos