MAY 26 - JUNE 24, 2018
by Lanie Robertson
directed by Marion McClinton
runtime: 1 hour & 50 minutes, with a 15 minutes intermission
WINNER OF 2 2014 TONY AWARDS
WINNER OF 1 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill recounts Billie Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous. The year: 1959. The place: a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia where Holiday puts on a show that, unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witnesses to one of her final performances.
IT DON'T MATTER IF IT'S GOOD OR BAD, YOU WOULDN'T BE WHAT OR WHO YOU ARE NOW IF YOU HADN'T BEEN WHATEVER YOU WAS WAY BACK WHEN. SEE, I KNOW WHO I AM NOW IS BECAUSE OF WHO I WAS THEN.