Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Play with Music - Original

Circle in the Square Theatre

  • First Preview: March 25, 2014
  • Opening Date: April 13, 2014
  • Closing Date: October 5, 2014 (Currently Running)
  • Previews: 20
  • Performances: 165 as of September 28, 2014

Playwright: Lanie Robertson

Synopsis

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

Notes:

Production was on hiatus Sept. 1-7.

 

Opening Night Cast · Current Cast

Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Audra McDonald Billie Holiday
Shelton Becton  in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Shelton Becton Jimmy Powers
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Lanie Robertson Playwright
Lonny Price Lonny Price Director
James Noone James Noone Scenic Design
ESosa ESosa Costume Design
Robert Wierzel Robert Wierzel Lighting Design
Steve Canyon Kennedy Steve Canyon Kennedy Sound Design
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Videos (3)

 

Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2014 Outstanding Actress in a Play Audra McDonald Winner

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2014 Distinguished Revival of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2014 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Audra McDonald Winner
2014 Outstanding Revival of a Musical   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2014 Actress in a Play Audra McDonald Winner
2014 Sound Design of a Play Steve Canyon Kennedy Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Sep. 28, 2014 18 $630,847
$722,920
-$66,075 $122.47
$302.00
5151
682
8
0
94.41% -5.65%
Sep. 21, 2014 17 $696,922
$722,920
$44,220 $127.67
$302.00
5459
682
8
0
100.06% 3.93%
Sep. 14, 2014 16 $652,702
$722,920
- $124.44
$302.00
5245
682
8
0
96.13% -
Aug. 31, 2014 14 $558,256
$634,260
- $118.40
$302.00
4715
682
7
0
98.76% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,538,727
$2,803,020
  $123.24 20570
21142
31
0
97.29 %  
Cumulative
  $13,322,841
$16,615,560
  $111.69
$302.00
118725
126170
165
20
94.10 %  
 
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