Audra McDonald Makes West End Debut as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emersons Bar & Grill

Production Photos   Audra McDonald Makes West End Debut as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emersons Bar & Grill
 
McDonald reprises her Tony-winning performance in the show’s West End bow at Wyndham’s Theatre.
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Audra McDonald and Shelton Becton Marc Brenner

Audra McDonald is finally to making her previously postponed West End bow, reprising her Tony-winning performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, which began performances June 17 prior to an official opening June 27, at Wyndham’s Theatre, for a run through September 9.

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This production was first seen at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre in 2014, where it opened April 13, and ran for 173 performances and 20 previews. Written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Lonny Price, the play is set in 1959, in a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia where it finds Holiday putting on one of the last performances of her lifetime. McDonald won her sixth Tony Award for the performance, making her the most Tony-decorated performer of all time, and the first and only person to receive awards in all four Tony acting categories.

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