Lady Day comes to London

Singer and actress Audra McDonald will make her West End debut portraying jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.

This critically acclaimed production will run for a limited engagement at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from June 17 to Saturday September 9.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill recounts Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous, including God Bless the Child, What a Little Moonlight Can Do, Strange Fruit and Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness.

In a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia 1959, Holiday puts on a show that will be 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.