Photo Flash: Theatrical Outfit presents LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
To ring in the new year, Theatrical Outfit proudly stages Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, a riveting look into one of jazz and blues legend Billie Holiday's final performances, starring Atlanta's own Terry Burrell (ALLIANCE THEATRE's Ethel; Broadway's Thoroughly Modern Millie, DreamGirls, Into the Woods). Set in a seedy bar in Philadelphia's south side in 1959, Lady Day features twelve beloved songs and lays bare the humor and hurt of one of the most beloved singers and complex personalities of all time. Directed by Atlanta's Eric J. Little (The Outfit's Thurgood) with musical direction by S. Renee Clark (The Outfit's Big Fish), Lady Day runs January 11 - February 4, 2018 and continues Theatrical Outfit's bold 2017- 2018 Season of Character.
1959. Philadelphia. At Emerson's seedy bar on Philly's south side, an audience gathers to witness, unknowingly, one of legend Billie Holiday's last solo performances, which was given four months before her death at forty-four. Full of heart-melting numbers like "God Bless the Child," "Strange Fruit," and "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," Billie shares with us her loves and losses in this award-winning musical fresh from its recent Broadway and London revivals. Pull up a chair and grab a drink for an intimate and epic evening with one of the greatest jazz and blues vocalists of all time - a riveting portrait of the life, the icon and the unforgettable music that is "Lady Day."
PERFORMANCE DATES & TICKETS*
Previews: January 11-12, 2018 at 7:30PM
Opening night: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7:30PM
Regular performances: January 14 - February 4 , 2018
Theatrical Outfit's regular performances of Lady Day are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30PM. Tickets range from $18-$51* and may be purchased online at www.theatricaloutfit.org or by calling 678.528.1500. Group pricing is available. For info, email email@example.com. All performances of Lady Day take place at The Balzer Theater at Herren's at 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.
*Ticket prices are subject to availability. Fees and taxes apply. Order early for best pricing.
Consider taking MARTA to Theatrical Outfit! The Peachtree Center station is only two blocks north on Peachtree Street - easily walkable.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS:
Downtown Dialogue - Saturday, January 20, 2018, post-matinee
Be downtown and join a panel of special guests in an open dialogue about the social and global themes in the show. Open to all patrons with a ticket to any performance of the current production.
Page to Stage Talk Back, sponsored by Macy's - Friday, January 26, post-show
Representatives from the creative team/staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production.
Lady Day will be performed at The Balzer Theater at Herren's at 84 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.
1. William Knowles (Jimmy Powers) (left), Lorenzo Sanford (center), Ramon Pooser (right), in LADY DAY (photo by Christopher Bartelski)