Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Full Length Musical, Drama / 1m, 1f
The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death.
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- Winner! 2014 Tony® Award, Best Actress in a Play
Winner! 2014 Drama Desk Award, Best Actress in a Play
Winner! 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Actress in a Musical
"The richest jazz singing in town just now is at [this] subtle absorbing dramatic performance [...] Evokes all the sordidness of a woman entirely shaped by suffering [...] By the end [...] one is filled with an unexpected joy [...] Robertson's play is a spare, shrewdly constructed piece." - The New York Times
"Hurts and exhilarates in just the right proportions." - New York Magazine
"Original and riveting." - The London Times
"A searing portrait of a woman whose art was triumphant." - OnStage
- Mild Adult Themes
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- Time Period: 1950s
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: A small bar in south Philadephia. Around midnight in March, 1959.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: Jazz
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
JIMMY POWERS - a piano player, any age
Male character plays the piano, plus 2 additional muscians.
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