Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

March 15 – April 14, 2019

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays

Studio Theater

Nicknamed “Lady Day” by saxophonist Lester Young, Billie Holiday was one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. The award-winning Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill takes place in1959 at a small Philadelphia club where she takes to the stage for one of the last shows of her accomplished, yet turbulent life. More than a dozen musical numbers, including “God Bless the Child” and “Strange Fruit,” are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

Creative Team

  • Written by Lanie Robertson

  • Directed by Scott Spence

  • Musical Direction by Ed Ridley

  • Featuring Nicole Sumlin as Billie Holiday

Original and riveting.
— The London Times
Utterly intoxicating.
— The Daily Telegraph