Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

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The Circle in the Square Theatre is a legitimate Broadway theater designed by Alan Sayles. It was built on the site of the famed Capitol Movie House and is one of two theaters now located inside the building known as Paramount Plaza. Its first Broadway production was in 1972.


The auditorium is one of two Broadway theaters that use a thrust stage that extends into the audience on three sides.


Circle in the Square Theatre provides audio description devices for every performance at the theater. The theater also offers hand-held devices that provide captioning for deaf or hard of hearing patrons. There is a representative at the audience services desk at every performance to assist any patron with the audio description services or captioning devices.


For performance information for people with hearing loss, visit TheaterAccess


To purchase accessible tickets, call Telecharge Access Services at 866-300-9761 or TDD/TTY 888-889-8587.

Address

235 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
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About Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill on Broadway

Venue

Circle in the Square Theatre
235 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Duration

90 minutes (no intermission)

Audience

May be inappropriate for 12 and under

Opening

April 13, 2014

Closing

Oct. 5, 2014

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Story for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

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.

Songs include “God Bless the Child,” “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Strange Fruit” and “Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness.”

Critics’ Reviews for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

"As for the singing, it's a testament to McDonald, who has one of the strongest voices in musical theater, that she molds hers to fit Holiday's sound. She manages to capture that smoky, peanut-buttery, sometimes staccato delivery. It's haunting. Close your eyes and Lady Day is back."

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

"Audra McDonald channels Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. This is McDonald at her most intimate."

Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

"Only a fool would second-guess the transformative power of Audra McDonald, but when it was announced that this five-time Tony Award-winner was going to portray Billie Holiday in the Broadway production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, I must confess that I had my qualms...But from the moment McDonald takes the microphone, a metamorphosis more striking than any in Ovid occurs."

Charles McNutley, Los Angeles Times

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