LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL to Play Final Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - October 5, 2014
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, plays its final performance today, October 5th, 2014. The production will have played 193 performances upon closing. (more...)
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Takes Hiatus Prior to Final Weeks of Performances
by BWW News Desk - September 5, 2014
After a one-week hiatus, six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald will return to Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill and begin the final four weeks of performances starting Tuesday, September 9th, 2014. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Complete the Ice Bucket Challenge - With An Elephant!
by Stage Tube - August 25, 2014
Husband-and-wife stage stars Audra McDonald and Will Swenson took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today while visiting Zoo Atlanta. Watch their submission -- featuring help from Kelly the elephant -- below! Plus, the pair nominated Norm Lewis and Patti LuPone to get wet and/or donate over the next 24 hours. (more...)
Audra McDonald Embarks on 'Sleep Out' Campaign to Help Homeless Youth
by BWW News Desk - August 8, 2014
Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald has announced that she will sleep outside in solidarity with homeless youth one night this summer as part of Sleep Out: Broadway Edition 2014. (more...)
Broadway's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL with Audra McDonald Announces Final Extension
by BWW News Desk - August 7, 2014
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, the musical play starring record breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, has announced that it will extend its limited engagement for a final time through October 5th, 2014. (more...)
TV: Banner Year for Two Beloved African-American Broadway Stars - Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis Honored by ABC News
by Stage Tube - August 2, 2014
Last night, on ABC World News, Audra McDonald marked the second African-American Broadway actor to be featured as a PERSON OF THE WEEK on the popular telecast this year. The program is hosted by Diane Sawyer, who soon leaves that chair to 'create innovative specials' for the network. On the broadcast, McDonald discussed how she prepares to become Billie Holiday each night, as she continues to strive bettering her 'Lady Day' for every performance. This production, directed by Lonny Price, earned her the distinction of being the only actress in history to receive a record 6th Tony Award earlier this year. (more...)
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Remains at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart
by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2014
The original cast recording of Broadway's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill continues to hold on to it's Number One spot on the Cast Album chart, according to Billboard.com (more...)
Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Recoups Investment
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014
The producers of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, the musical play starring record breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, just announced that the production in now in profits, after recouping its initial investment of $2.6 million. (more...)
Audra McDonald Breaks Billboard Records with LADY DAY Album!
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014
PS Classics' Original Broadway Cast Recording of Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill topped four of the Billboard Charts in its first week of release: #1 in Cast Albums, #1 in Jazz, #1 in Traditional Jazz and #1 in Heatseekers. According to Billboard, the album is McDonald's highest-charting solo release ever. (more...)
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - July 15, 2014
The deluxe live original Broadway cast recording of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL starring five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is being released today, July 15 in a two-disc set. (more...)
Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY Extends Again Through 9/21
by BWW News Desk - July 7, 2014
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, the musical play starring record breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, will extend its strictly limited engagement through September 21st, 2014. The production will be dark from September 1st through September 7th while Ms. McDonald takes a previously scheduled vacation, and the final 16 performances will begin starting September 9th, 2014. (more...)
First Listen: Audra McDonald Sings Billie Holiday on LADY DAY Album; Track List Announced!
by BWW News Desk - July 3, 2014
PS Classics will release the Original Cast Album for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, featuring six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, on July 15. Click here to listen to a preview of the album! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald Celebrates 100th Performance at LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by Walter McBride - July 3, 2014
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, the musical play which stars record breaking Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald as jazz legend Billie Holiday, just played it's 100th performance yesterday, July 2, 2014. The most honored female performer of the 2013-2014 season, Ms. McDonald was also the recipient of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 15, 2014
Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, 2014 Tony winner Audra McDonald joined Richard just days before the big night to chat about all things Lady Day, reviews her amazing career and so much more . Check out the full interview below! (more...)
In the Spotlight Series: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL's Audra McDonald
by Walter McBride - June 14, 2014
Audra McDonald made history this week, receiving her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL - in celebration, you can check out photos of McDonald in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL with Audra McDonald Extends Through August 31
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2014
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Lanie Robertson's musical play which stars Audra McDonald who won a record breaking sixth Tony Award for her portrayal of jazz legend Billie Holiday, will extend its strictly limited engagement through August 31st, 2014. (more...)
LADY DAY's Steve Canyon Kennedy Wins Best Sound Design of a Play Tony
by BWW Special Coverage - June 8, 2014
Steve Canyon Kennedy has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL. This is Steve Canyon Kennedy's second Tony nomination. He was previously nominated for Catch Me If You Can in 2011. (more...)
BWW Countdown: You Get to Rank Your Favorite Audra McDonald Roles
by Matt Tamanini - June 4, 2014
There is little doubt who is the reigning queen of Broadway. With five Tony Awards and eight nominations in just 20 years, Audra McDonald has held that title for quite a while now. In addition to her prolific stage career, she also has found time to do turns on TV and have a recording and touring career. If Audra wins her sixth Tony this Sunday, she will become the first actor to do so in the four major acting categories. (more...)
Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL to Get Live Recording; Release Set for 7/15
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Lanie Robertson's play with music, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, will be recorded live at Circle in the Square during a regularly scheduled performance during the week of May 27-31by PS Classics. The label has announced a July 15th street date; preorders are already being accepted at the label's website,www.psclassics.com. (more...)
VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks Billie Holiday on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2014
The Tony Award-nominated Audra McDonald talked to CBS SUNDAY MORNING's Mo Rocca this Sunday about two legendary singers: Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. (more...)
DVR Alert: Audra McDonald Visits CBS SUNDAY MORNING Today
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2014
As a child, Broadway star Audra McDonald would rehearse Tony Award acceptance speeches in front of her bathroom mirror, she tells Mo Rocca in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD to be broadcast today, May 25, 2014 (9:00 AM ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: LADY DAY's Audra McDonald Performs on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2014
Tony-winning singer Audra McDonald stopped by THE VIEW this morning to perform a number as Billie Holiday from Broadway's 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill.' The actress received a Tony nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her starring role. If she wins, this will be her sixth Tony Award. Watch her sing below! (more...)
VIDEO: Audra McDonald Chats 'LADY DAY'; Performs Two Numbers on 'Colbert'
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2014
Audra McDonald stopped by last night's THE COLBERT REPORT to chat about her Broadway role as Billie Holiday in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill' and perform two numbers from the show. (more...)
Is Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY a Play or a Musical? Tony Committee Decides Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014
The Tony Awards Administration Committee meets for the final time tomorrow, April 25, to determine the fates of the 2013-14 season's productions. And if they decide LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL is a 'play with music' rather than a musical, leading lady Audra McDonald, who stars as Billie Holiday, will have the chance to win a Tony for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play -- her only category without a Tony trophy. (more...)
Exclusive Photo Flash: Audra McDonald Gets Hirschfeld Treatment for LADY DAY Opening Night Gift!
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014
'Lady Day' Producer Jeffrey Richards and actor Will Swenson (wowing audiences as 'Javert' in the Broadway revival of 'Les Miserables') were sad because the late great Al Hirschfeld was not here to draw Swenson's wife, Broadway superstar Audra McDonald, in her title role in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.' But wait! In stepped Margo Feiden, gallerist to the stars, and exclusive rep for Al Hirschfeld's work. (more...)
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