Those lucky enough to see Billie Holiday perform describe it as a profoundly moving experience. To quote Frank O'Hara, "and I am sweating a lot by now…and thinking of when she whispered a song along the keyboard and everyone and I stopped breathing". Now, we might not be fortunate enough to have the chance to see Lady Day perform, but we can see six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald encapsulate Billie in this touching musical play Lady Day At Emerson's Bar And Grill.
An intimate evening of music and history, hear the personal stories of love and loss of Holiday's extraordinary life set to a glorious score featuring God Bless The Child, What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Strange Fruit, Crazy He Calls Me and Taint Nobody's Biz-ness. McDonald's performance as Holiday has conquered Broadway already, winning her the Tony Award for Best Actress. Her West End debut is not-to-be-missed.
Charles Wyndham always dreamed of building a theatre of his own. In 1900, having won over the admiration of a patron and the financial confidence of friends, he realised his dream and opened the Wyndham's Theatre. Now, the Wyndham's is one of the most reputable venues in London's West End. Expect quality shows that are original, inventive and every bit as exciting as the West End should be.
"One of the most exquisite and haunting performances of the year." – Entertainment Weekly
★★★★☆ – New York Daily News
★★★★☆ – The Guardian
★★★★☆ – Time Out
Recommended for ages 8 and up. Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes with no interval. All ticket prices for Lady Day At Emerson's Bar And Grill are inclusive of any booking fees: YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. When booking tickets, you can pick your seat from the seatmap once you've selected a date. For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Your patience and understanding is appreciated while these take place. Valid ID required for ticket collection.
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Wyndham's Theatre, West End
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