Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Published on: Jun 1, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

by Lanie Robertson

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 originally premiered in 1986 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and then opened Off-Broadway. The play opened on Broadway in 2014. The play takes place in Philadelphia in 1959 in a run-down bar, during one of Billie Holiday’s last performances before her death in 1959.






Audra McDonald – Billie Holiday
Shelton Becton – Jimmy Powers
Roxie – Pepi




Directed – Lonny Price
Associate Director – Matt Cowart
Scenic Design by James Noone
Costume Design by ESosa
Lighting Design by Robert Wierzel
Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy
Wig Design by J. Jared Janas and Rob Greene
Make-Up Design by Jill Oshry
Special Make-Up Effects by J. Jared Janas and Rob Greene
Associate Scenic Design: Paul DePoo
Associate Lighting Design: Paul Hackenmueller
Associate Sound Designer: Walter Trarbach
Light Programmer: Hillary Knox
General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc
Company Manager: Daniel Hoyos
Production Stage Manager: Timothy Semon
Conducted by Shelton Becton ; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Drums: Clayton Craddock; Bass: George Farmer; Music Copyist: Kaye-Houston Music


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Holding the Man on DVD Here