Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill REP STAGE
Performance Dates

The time is 1959. The place is Emerson’s Bar and Grill, a seedy little jazz club in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's final performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers including “God Bless the Child”, “My Man” and “Strange Fruit” are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

“Hurts and exhilarates in just the right proportions." - New York Magazine

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
90 minutes


Billie Holiday
Jimmy Powers

Creative Team

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