Lady Day

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Little Shubert Theatre (New York, NY)
422 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th)
New York, NY
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$47.00 - $97.00
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The original play with music on the life of Billie Holiday, "Lady Day" features a cavalcade of Holiday hit songs and tells the inspired and heart-wrenching story of how Billie attempts a final comeback performance. With a newly revised book by Mr. Stahl, "Lady Day" brings the essence and spirit of the late, great Billie Holiday to the stage. Told through onstage triumphs and backstage personal trials, the production features over twenty-five standards including: "Don't Explain," "Good Morning Heartache," "A Foggy Day (In London Town)," "Them There Eyes," "Strange Fruit," "My Man," "God Bless the Child," and "Mean to Me."

LADY DAY to Play Final Performance at Little Shubert Theatre on 1/5
by BWW News Desk - December 4, 2013

After receiving critical and popular acclaim, "Lady Day," the musical about Billie Holiday, will play its final performance on January 5th at Times Square's Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). The production starring Dee Dee Bridgewater, started previews on September 19th and played 16 previews; opened on October 3rd and will have played 110 performances by January 5th. Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical is produced by Misty Road Productions. (more...)

In Performance: LADY DAY's Dee Dee Bridgewater Sings 'Foggy Day in London Town'
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2013

In today's New York Times Arts Beat 'In Performance' video, jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater who portrays Billie Holiday in the new musical "Lady Day," sings "A Foggy Day in London Town," (more...)

BWW TV: Dee Dee Bridgewater Talks LADY DAY on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 10, 2013

The new Billie Holiday musical Lady Day starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, opened last week at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical makes its New York debut having been produced at the Theatre de Boulogne-Billancourt and Theatre du GymnaseMarie Bell in Paris as well as The Donmar Warehouse and The Piccadilly Theatre in London, where it received critical praise and garnered an Olivier 'Best Actress in a Musical' Award nomination for Ms. Bridgewater. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there on opening night to chat with Bridgewater about the show, and you can check out what she had to say below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dee Dee Bridgewater & More Celebrate LADY DAY Opening Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - October 4, 2013

The new Billie Holiday musical Lady Day starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, opened last night, October 3 at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical makes its New York debut having been produced at the Theatre de Boulogne-Billancourt and Theatre du Gymnase Marie Bell in Paris as well as The Donmar Warehouse and The Piccadilly Theatre in London, where it received critical praise and garnered an Olivier 'Best Actress in a Musical' Award nomination for Ms. Bridgewater. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Review - Bridgewater Sublime in Cliché-Ridden LADY DAY
by Michael Dale - October 4, 2013

Dee Dee Bridgewater gives a terrific performance as Billie Holiday, but the play is a clunky collection of cliches. (more...)

LADY DAY Plays Actors Fund Benefit Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2013

Don't miss an exclusive Jazz and Broadway experience when WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM joins forces with The Actors Fund to host a special benefit performance of Lady Day, the new musical about Billie Holiday starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater tonight, September 24, at 7:00 pm at the Little Shubert Theatre, 422 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues) in New York City. (more...)

LADY DAY to Play Actors Fund Benefit Performance, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2013

Don't miss an exclusive Jazz and Broadway experience when WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM joins forces with The Actors Fund to host a special benefit performance of Lady Day, the new musical about Billie Holiday starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:00 pm at the Little Shubert Theatre, 422 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues) in New York City. Tickets for Lady Day are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Dee Dee Bridgewater for LADY DAY
by Walter McBride - August 27, 2013

The new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will soon open at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out photos from the performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of LADY DAY!
by Walter McBride - August 27, 2013

The new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will soon open at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: Dee Dee Bridgewater & LADY DAY Team Meet the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 27, 2013

The new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will soon open at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out performance highlights and interviews below! (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for LADY DAY Musical Today
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2013

Tickets will go on sale for the new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater today, August 9th at 12noon at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . Tickets will also be available on phone and online. Preview performances are slated to begin Thursday, September 19th (7PM) and an opening is set for Thursday, October 3rd (6:30PM). (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for LADY DAY Musical on August 9
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2013

Tickets will go on sale for the new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater on Friday, August 9th at 12noon at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . Tickets will also be available on phone and online. Preview performances are slated to begin Thursday, September 19th (7PM) and an opening is set for Thursday, October 3rd (6:30PM). (more...)

David Ayers, Rafael Poureiet & More Join LADY DAY Musical
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2013

David Ayers (Wicked and SILENCE!) in the role of 'Robert,' Billie Holiday's Manager along with newcomer Rafael Poueriet in the role of the 'Assistant Stage manager' as well as Jim Cammack (veteran bass player for legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal), Ken Hitchcock (NY Saxophone Quartet & Manhattan Jazz Orchestra's acclaimed tenor sax player), Jerome Jennings (performer & drummer for Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins) and Bill Jolly (three-time Emmy Award winning pianist/composer/arranger) in the speaking roles of the onstage musicians complete the acting ensemble for the upcoming Billie Holiday musical 'Lady Day' starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater. With an opening set for Thursday, October 3rd (6:30PM) the production will take residence at Times Square's Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical will make its New York debut having been produced at the Theatre de Boulogne-Billancourt and Theatre du Gymnase Marie Bell in Paris as well as The Donmar Warehouse and The Piccadilly Theatre in London, where it received critical praise and garnered an Olivier 'Best Actress in a Musical' Award nomination for Ms. Bridgewater. Produced by Misty Road Productions the show's creative team also includes Mr. Jolly, who will also serve as musical director. Preview performances are slated to begin Thursday, September 19th(8PM). (more...)

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