Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

February 6, 2020

March 1, 2020

8:00 PM To 3:00 PM

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, 90016

$25 - $50


Event Description

This drama with music examines and explores the life of the legendary Billie Holiday during one of her final performances in Philadelphia, in March 1959, four months shy of her death, at the age of 44. Karole Foreman (Fences at International City Theatre) will star in the title role along with music director Stephan Terry (NAACP Award-winner for Recorded in Hollywood at the Kirk Douglas Theatre).

LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL will feature 14 of Billie Holiday’s hits including “When A Woman Loves A Man,” “God Bless the Child,” “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Easy Livin’,” “Strange Fruit,” among others.

The creative team for LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL includes set designer Edward E. Haynes, costume designer Kim DeShazo, lighting designer Donna Ruzika, sound designer Corwin Evans, prop designers Patty and Gordon Briles, and hair and wig designer Anthony Gagliardi. Casting is by Michael Donovan.

Ebony Repertory Theatre’s presentation of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL was previously produced by International City Theatre in Long Beach, October 16 through November 3, 2019. The production starred Karole Foreman with music direction by Stephan Terry and was directed by Wren T. Brown.

LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL had its world premiere in 1986 at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre. It has been produced Off-Broadway, on Broadway, in London’s West End, and in other notable theatres around the world.

The running time for LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL is 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.

For more information, please email or call 323-964-9766.


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