Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill By Lanie Robertson | Directed by Wren T. Brown This drama with music examines and explores the life of the legendary Billie Holiday during one of her final performances in Philadelphia, in March 1959, four months shy of her death, at the age of 44. Garry Marshall Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson, starring Deidrie Henry as Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday is giving one of her last performances, a riveting portrait of the lady and her music mere months before her death. “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” was initially introduced to Atlanta audiences in 1986. A must-see play for any fan of the great Billie Holiday, this production re-imagines one of Lady Day’s last, heart-breaking performances in a run-down bar in Philadelphia. The place is Emerson’s Bar and Grill, a seedy little jazz club in Philadelphia. Full Length Musical, Drama / 1f, 1m Lanie Robertson. In the performance, Holiday is on stage at the seedy dive Emerson’s Bar & Grill in South Philadelphia in March 1959, performing one of her last shows before her death in July 1959. Through reminiscences and songs, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill shares Holiday's personal stories and unforgettable tunes in a cabaret style … A lotta music comin’ out of that place.” A lotta pain and heartbreak, too, I learned. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (POSTPONED) Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (POSTPONED) Please note, this event has expired. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Feb 28 & 29 @ Mt. By Lanie Robertson. Taking place in South Philadelphia in March 1959, Holiday performs in a run-down bar accompanied by Jimmy Powers on the piano. Presented by New ... It’s 1959 in a bar in South Philadelphia for one of Billie Holiday’s final performances before her untimely death. “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” starring Audra McDonald, takes place in the months before Billie Holiday died, set in a city that she had reason to loathe. On the front of the stalls and the sides of the stage are cabaret tables for the audience to sit back in and soak up the atmosphere of this small, run down bar. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, a play with music by Lanie Robertson, takes place in South Philadelphia in March 1959. 1959. Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill introduces us to Billie Holiday in the latter stages of her career, just months before her untimely death in fact. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is a play with music by Lanie Robertson, recounting some events in the life of Billie Holiday.The play premiered in 1986 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and soon played Off-Broadway.The play opened on Broadway in 2014. Presented in collaboration with Farmers Alley Theatre. The group’s latest, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, by Lanie Robertson, runs through March 1 and is a noble addition to the company’s storied history. RECOMMENDED: Deidrie Henry delivers a soulful performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill, Lanie Robertson’s 1986 one-act about the late great jazz singer who died prematurely at the age of 44. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. Enter into the Wyndham’s theatre and you will be transported back to 1959 South Philadelphia. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill - Presented by Playhouse Stage Company This beautiful play with music explores the life and music of the incomparable Billie Holiday as she plays a concert in a Philadelphia night club soon before her untimely death. It has been directed by Lonny Price. Billie Holiday at Emerson's, Philadelphia, PA, USA. LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL. 1,782 were here. Photography by Tristram Kenton. The place: the seedy bar Emerson’s Bar and Grill in Philadelphia. “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill” By Lanie Robertson The time is 1959. I’ve been haunted by Billie Holiday since I saw her reincarnation on Broadway last week by the extraordinary Audra McDonald, in a show called Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. The Balzer Theater at Herren's 84 Luckie St. PREVIEW NIGHT APRIL 29, 2021. She sings, accompanied by Jimmy Powers on the piano, and also tells stories about her life. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill recounts Billie Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous. Get Emerson's, Philadelphia, PA, USA setlists - view them, share them, discuss them with other Emerson's, Philadelphia, PA, USA fans for free on setlist.fm! Buy Tickets. Overview. ... Also known as Emerson's Bar and Grill, Emerson's Tavern. Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill. Buy Tickets _____ MAY 1-16, 2021. Philadelphia, 1959. More than a dozen musical numbers — The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. Philadelphia. The time is 1959, a seedy bar in Philadelphia. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill By Lanie Robertson Starring Tracey Conyer Lee February 12,13,14,15 at 8pm The time is 1959. Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill . Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grille. Lady Day at the Emerson's Bar and Grill - Introduction Welcome to this introduction to Lady Day at the Emerson's Bar and Grill is a musical play by Lanie Robinson. Reviewed by Deborah Klugman The Garry Marshall Theatre Extended through June 9 . She recounts the time she was performing with musician Artie Shaw in an all-white club and was refused the use of the all-white woman’s bathroom so she pissed on the floor. The play is set in a South Philadelphia nightclub in 1959, where Billie Holiday is making what will be her last series of appearances. More than a dozen musical numbers are laced with salty, often humorous reminiscences resulting in a riveting portrait of the lady $30-$50. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill takes place in South Philadelphia right before her death, and where she sings and also tells stories about her life, loves, and family. It is late at night, and Holiday (Lauren LaStrada) has already had more than a few drinks when she takes the stage, to the chagrin of her loyal pianist cum caretaker, Jimmy Powers (Alvin Waddles). 29 – MAY 16, 2021. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte’s latest show, Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill, is based on one of Billie Holiday’s final performances months before the singer’s death in 1959.. This event has passed. Directed by Jeremy DeCarlos. It has opened on stages Off-Broadway, on Broadway, and in London’s West End. Ebony Repertory Theatre presents the critically-acclaimed play LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL by Lanie Robertson. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by: Lanie Robertson by: Lanie Robertson. The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. Brown’s directorial debut for ERT is a showcase for this moving portrait of icon Billie Holiday, as channeled by Karole Foreman. It’s 1959 and jazz legend Billie Holiday is playing a seedy bar in Philadelphia. More than… Garry Marshall Theatre presents the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson for 15 performances May 15 to June 2, 2019 (press opening is … The 90-minute show, which is written by Lanie Robertson, is structured as a long monologue that is woven between some of Holiday’s highly acclaimed songs. Pleasant Grille Experience one of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday’s final performances, given in 1959 at Emerson’s Bar & Grill in Philadelphia. Wracked by drug and alcohol abuse, ill health and at the mercy of the many who exploited her for their own gain, she’s hoping that this cabaret show in a Philadelphia bar might just be the one to turn around her fortunes. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. July 18, 2017 ~ harrisonstheatre. The time is 1959. “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill” runs from Jan. 16 through Feb. 8 at Hadley Theater at Queen’s University, 2211 Wellesley Ave. Purchase tickets at atcharlotte.org . The scene is Emerson’s Bar and Grill, a seedy Philadelphia bar where she used to pack in the crowds when her career was just beginning to take off. It will be one of her last performances. Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill Jan 16 – Feb 16, 2020. The time is 1959, a seedy bar in Philadelphia. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. At Emerson’s seedy bar on Philly’s south side, an audience gathers to witness, unknowingly, one of legend Billie Holiday’s last solo performances, given four months before her death at forty-four. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. Mar 14 1959. Details. 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