The producers of Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill are pleased to announce a general rush policy. A limited number of rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased at the box office of the Circle in the Square when the box office opens for the day of the performance on a first-come-first-served basis. The box office of the Circle in the Square opens at 10am Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday (starting March 30th). Rush tickets are $40 each and limited to two (2) tickets per customer.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill stars five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald under the direction of Lonny Price (110 in the Shade, A Class Act), will begin previews Tuesday, March 25, 2014, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The production will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement with only 70 performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway, on 50th Street btwn. Broadway and 8th Ave.).
Tickets are available via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the box office of Circle in the Square.
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill recounts Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous. 1959, in a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show that unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witnesses to one of the last performances of her life. Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all-time shares her loves and her losses.
Among the songs that will be performed: “God Bless the Child,” “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Strange Fruit” and “Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness.”
Frequent collaborators Lonny Price and Audra McDonald have been developing and working on Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill for more than two years. The intimate setting of the Circle in the Square provides a unique theatrical experience, drawing audiences – especially those seated at the tables onstage – into the performance.
On Broadway, Price directed McDonald in 110 in the Shade for the Roundabout Theatre Company. He also directed her in both Sweeney Todd with the New York Philharmonic in 2000 and Passion as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, the latter of which was telecast on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center.
The production features scenic design by James Noone, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Robert Wierzel, and sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy.
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill will be produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Jessica Genick who will be joined by Ronald Frankel, Rebecca Gold, Roger Berlind, Ken Greiner, and Will Trice.