Philadelphia, 1959. An audience gathers at Emerson’s Bar & Grill to see legendary singer Billie Holiday perform for one of the last times. Four months later, she’d be dead. Atlanta-based Terry Burrell takes on the role that won Audra McDonald her sixth Tony Award. In Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, the troubled singer shares songs and personal stories — both hilarious and heartbreaking — and loses herself in drink. You’ll hear “God Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit,” “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “T’ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do,” and 10 more. Burrell has done the role off-Broadway, has Broadway credits that include Thoroughly Modern Millie and Dreamgirls, and has been seen at the Alliance Theatre in the title role of Ethel. Note: This play with music contains mature themes and content.
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