Six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald makes her West End debut as legendary jazz icon, Billie Holiday.
Spend an intimate evening filled with some of the most inspiring and moving songs ever written and hear the personal stories of Holiday’s loves and losses through a turbulent but extraordinary life.
With 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 you’d better pull up a chair and order a drink because this legend’s got a life to sing.
1959, in a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show that unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witnesses to 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.
Prior to making her West End debut in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill this summer, Audra McDonald will be in London performing two sold-out concerts at Leicester Square Theatre on Sunday 17th January before starring in Shuffle Along at the Music Box Theatre in New York with preview performances from Tuesday 15th March 2016.
Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London
Monday to Saturday evening performances at 7.45pm
Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances at 2.45pm
(No matinee performances on Wednesday 29 June or Wednesday 6 July)
First performance: 25th June 2016
Final performance: 3rd September 2016
Press Performance: 5th July 2016