But expectations are upended and exceeded the moment Audra McDonald opens her mouth. For if this version was never done we would all be missing out on something incredibly Great! On cue, each figures into Lanie Robertson's 1986 play with music, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." Review: Audra McDonald in ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’ Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” (Evgenia Eliseeva) Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is a play with music featuring a 44 year-old Billie Holiday giving one of her last live shows in March 1959 before passing away four months later. Review: Audra McDonald's Lady Day on HBO is a Moving Parable of Fame. "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," Lanie Robertson's elegiac lament for the jazz singer Billie Holiday at the end of her broken-down life, has been knocking around forever in regional theaters. Produced by Vintage Theatre (1468 Dayton, Aurora) through February 18, 2018.. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill plays at Rep Stage through November 19, 2017 in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College — … It is set at a smoky little rundown club in South Philadelphia, a setting that is … Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill was reviewed 2pm 19 April 2014 Circle in the Square, New York, where it has a limited engagement to 10 August 2014. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill plays at Wyndham’s Theatre, London 25 June – 3 September 2016. The Most Anticipated Movies of 2021. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill has been done too many times and thank God for that! I'm speaking of the great Audra McDonald. Critic Reviews for Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill. So great she is, you forget that you are not really watching the great late Lady Day … Game of Thrones Leads Nominations and Other Emmy News View All. Presented by Denver Center Cabaret (Garner Galleria Theatre, 14th and Curtis) March 5-April 23, 2018.. Tickets available at 303-856-7830 or vintagetheatre.org or at 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org. By Beki Pineda. Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill NR, 1hr 30min Drama; Directed By: Lonny Price In Theaters: On DVD: Two Hands Entertainment Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill Reviews. LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL – Written by Lanie Robertson; Directed by Betty Hart. “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. News & Interviews for Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill.