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Lady Day At Emersons Bar And Grill performing at the Wyndhams
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Type of production: Musical
Opened: 17 June 2017
Booking until: 09 September 2017
Running time: To Be Confirmed
Prices: £26.00 - £116.00
Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald makes her West End debut as legendary jazz icon, Billie Holiday.

Spend an intimate evening filled with some of the most inspiring and moving songs ever written and hear the personal stories of Holiday's loves and losses through a turbulent but extraordinary life.

With a glorious score featuring God Bless the Child, What a Little Moonlight Can Do, Strange Fruit, Crazy He Calls Me and Taint Nobody's Biz-ness you'd better pull up a chair and order a drink because this legend's got a life to sing.

Audra McDonald, a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner, is one of Broadway's biggest stars and holds the record for Tony-winning performances including her Best Actress winning performance for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL. This strictly limited season runs for 12 weeks only from 17th June - 9th September.


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AUDRA MCDONALD RESCHEDULES LADY DAY (13 FEBRUARY 2017)

After the news of Audra McDonald's unexpected pregnancy last year, producers of the postponed London run of Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill are delighted to announce that this summer, McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, will be making her long awaited West End debut portraying jazz legend Billie Holiday in a performance that won her a record-setting sixth Tony Award. This critically acclaimed production, which broke box office records at the Circle in the Square in New York, will run for a limited engagement at Wyndham's Theatre from 17 June to 9 September.

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. Billie 'Lady Day' Holiday had what is widely considered one of the greatest jazz voices of all-time. Born Eleanora Fagan in April 1915, she rose to popularity in the 1930's and 1940's with her pioneering vocal style strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists. After a turbulent personal life and struggle with addiction, she died at the untimely age of 44. In 2000, Holiday was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The show won two Tony Awards in 2014 including Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for Audra McDonald, making her Broadway's most decorated performer, winner of six Tony Awards and the first and only person to receive awards in all four acting categories. Prior to making her West End debut this summer, Audra McDonald will travel to London to perform four concerts at the Leicester Square Theatre, from 12 to 15 April 2017.





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