LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL Begins Final Four Weeks Starting September 9, 2014

After a one-week hiatus, six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald will return to Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill and begin the final four weeks of performances starting Tuesday, September 9th, 2014.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill will play its final performance on October 5th, 2014. The production will have played 193 performances upon closing. The schedule for the final weeks is as follows:

Tuesday’s at 8:00PM
Wednesday’s at 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Thursday’s at 8:00PM
Friday’s at 8:00PM
Saturday’s at 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Sunday’s at 3:00PM

Tickets for the final four weeks are available by visiting, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the box office of Circle in the Square (235 West 50th Street, btwn. Broadway and 8th Avenue).

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill began performances on March 25th, 2014, and opened on April 13th, 2014. McDonald won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play and sound designer, Steve Canyon Kennedy, won for Best Sound Design of a Play.

“Audra McDonald is a vocal genius!
One of the greatest performances I ever hope to see.”
New York Magazine

“MESMERIZING! Pouring her heart into her voice, Audra McDonald breathes life into Billie Holiday’s greatest songs.”
The New York Times

Daily News

“The best 90 minutes you’ll ever witness!
Audra McDonald is again AUDACIOUSLY AWESOME.”

“STUNNING & HEARTBREAKING. The performance of her career!
Get to the Circle in the Square theatre – pronto!”
Huffington Post

“One of the most exquisite & haunting performances of the year!”
Entertainment Weekly

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 lifetime. 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 are performed: “God Bless the Child,” “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Strange Fruit” and “Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness.”

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jessica Genick, and Will Trice, who are joined by Ronald Frankel, Rebecca Gold, Roger Berlind, Ken Greiner, Gabrielle Palitz, Irene Gandy and GFour Productions.