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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill - 1986 - Off-Broadway

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Westside Arts Theatre

(New York, NY)
234 West 44th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
Milwaukee Rep has successfully collaborated with Actors' Equity Association, the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees, United Scenic Artists and Stage Directors & Choreographers Society to develop safety protocols that will enable live performances to begin again on December 1, 2020 for Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2020
Cape Fear Regional Theatre will present Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Performances take place October 8-25.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Charly Evon Simpson is the recipient of the 2019-20 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Ms. Simpson will be presented with the award at The Vineyard's annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Monday, November 25 from noon-2:30pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce extension for Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Tina Satter from the FBI transcript of Reality Winner's interrogation for leaking evidence of Russian interference in U.S elections. A New York Times Critic's Pick, Is This A Room now plays the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) through November 24. *Editor's Note: Is This A Room should contain a capital a?oeAa??
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
North Carolina Theatre has announced changes to its upcoming 2021-22 season. NCT will return to the stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in May of 2021, when the season opens with On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, which is planned to be adapted with all social-distanced safety in mind.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
For over 50 years, Milwaukee Rep has furthered the development of the next generations of American theater artists with their highly respected Emerging Professional Resident program. For the 2020/21 Reset Season they welcome seven EPRs in Acting, Directing & Education to gain valuable experience and to learn from experts in their respective fields.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Producer Mark Cortale has announced that Audra McDonald will return to his acclaimed Broadway @ NOCCA series with Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as music director and host, on December 14 at 8:00 pm. Historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald has thrilled audiences in starring roles on Broadway in The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Carousel and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, on television in The Good Wife and NBC's live telecast of The Sound of Music. She will be joined by special guest, husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Theatre Calgary's Artistic Director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Broadway; Carrie, Off-Broadway revival; Altar Boyz, Off-Broadway), along with Solo Productions' Mary Young Leckie (Maudie, Mary's Wedding), have just announced the creative team and casting for The Louder We Get, based on the true story of Marc Hall, with book by Kent Staines, lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal, and music by Colleen Dauncey.
by Jim Munson - May 7, 2021
The latest offering in 42nd Street Moon’s 2021 Moonbeams series is a new virtual production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill starring Doris Bumpus as the legendary Billie Holiday. Written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Brandon Jackson with musical direction by Marcus McCauley, the play is both a celebration of Holiday as a musical icon and an exploration of her experience as a Black woman in America. Ultimately, it is a testament to the power of the human spirit to persevere in spite of incredible adversity. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is available to stream through May 30, 2021. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit 42ndstmoon.org/moonbeams. BroadwayWorld caught up with Ms. Bumpus earlier this week in Miami, where she was celebrating her 28th wedding anniversary. The Michigan native grew up singing in church, taking on her first solo at the tender age of five. The actor/singer/producer has her own production company, D’Sunflower Productions, and also has a pair of EP’s on iTunes, including her most recent release, “God Bless the Child,” which pays tribute to Billie Holiday. Her wide-ranging Bay Area theater credits include playing Dorothy Gale in 'The Wiz' and Effie White in 'Dreamgirls,' receiving a Pan Arts Award for Best Lead Actress for both. 42nd Street Moon audiences will remember her as Jewel in 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.' In conversation, Bumpus is easily chatty and ebullient, and her joy in being a working actor is palpable.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2021
Trustus Theatre is re-opening “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill” for a three-week run in June.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021
42nd Street Moon will announce that Doris Bumpus will be starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in the Company's virtual production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, written by Lanie Robertson.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Spinning Tree Theatre announces the 10th anniversary season of plays and musicals, featuring 3 Kansas City premieres and the local-cast premiere of a hit Off-Broadway musical. Onstage headliners include Vanessa Severo, Nedra Dixon and Illeana Kirven. Directors Heidi Van and Jeff Church make their Spinning Tree debuts in the new season, which includes recent works by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights; Pulitzer Prize for Water by the Spoonful) and Terrence McNally (Tony Awards for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class).
by Rich Mehrenberg - Mar 3, 2021
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is a high quality show with superb production values. It will especially appeal to jazz fans and those intrigued by flawed but gifted celebrities.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
This May, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF)-Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, Dominick Balletta, Executive Director-will present The Tenth Man, the Tony-nominated play by Paddy Chayefsky (the three-time Academy Award-winning author of Network, Marty, and The Hospital) in a newly commissioned Yiddish translation, directed by Tony Award-nominated director Eleanor Reissa. The Tenth Man will be performed from May 17 to June 11, Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
BroadwayHD's CEO Bonnie Comley has announced a new initiative to put the spotlight on underrepresented voices in the theater community, with a special Trailblazers Category.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
New Repertory Theatre will present Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. This biographical play with music by Lanie Robertson tells the incredible story of an icon who consistently battled racism, abuse, and addiction for her chance to sing. The production runs March 28 through April 19, 2020 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available, as well as free tickets for WIC/EBT cardholders.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Artistic Director Blake Robison announced Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2020-21 season today, which includes world premieres by Keith Josef Adkins, Deborah Zoe Laufer and Ken Ludwig, along with the U.S. Premiere of David Haig's Pressure.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
Milwaukee Rep will reopen with the live in-person concert First Lady of Song: Alexis J Roston Sings Ella Fitzgerald in the Quadracci Powerhouse April 27 - May 23, 2021. Award-winner Roston will offer approximately 85 minutes of stories and songs celebrating the sultry swing and playful joy that made Ella an American treasure.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
This spring MoonBeams season features a Tony nominated production, stars seen on the Bay Area and Broadway stages, as well as new, never seen before, over the top theatrical numbers that will have audiences singing along at home!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021
Peterborough Players is honored to welcome author Howard Sherman as guest expert at the next Playgroup, taking place online on March 26th and April 2nd at 7:30 pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
As the reopening of theaters in the state of Massachusetts falls between Phases 3 and 4 of Governor Baker's reopening plan, New Repertory Theatre has been forced to make decisions about their fall season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Carnegie Hall is live with Audra McDonald! 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati today issued a joint announcement that they will delay the start of their 2020-21 seasons due to the complex challenges around continuing live performances. All three theatres plan to kick off their revised seasons this winter with a smaller slate of rearranged, rescheduled or new shows.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2021
Trustus Theatre is opening its first full production since the theatre's closure in March 2020 due to the pandemic. With new safety guidelines in place, Trustus will bring Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill to the theatre's Main Stage in-the-round for five weekends with socially distanced seating at half capacity.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2021
Katrinah Carol Lewis and Steve Perigard have been named Interim Co-Artistic Directors of Virginia Repertory Theatre by Managing Director Phil Whiteway, effective immediately. This six-month engagement is in sync with the longer term planning process that the Virginia Rep Board will begin at the end of this month. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce dates for Dana H. by Lucas Hnath, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson, and directed by Les Waters. Previews will begin on February 11 (previously February 7) at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) with Deirdre O'Connell reprising the title role for the New York premiere direct from engagements at Center Theatre Group and The Goodman Theatre. Opening night for Dana H. is set for February 25.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Raue Center For The Arts has announced 'Where Am I Going?' featuring Chicago cabaret artist and Williams Street Repertory favorite, Sierra White. Experience an intimate night of music and storytelling at 8 p.m. on February 7, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2021
Trustus Theatre is opening its first full production since the theatre's closure in March 2020 due to the pandemic. With new safety guidelines in place, Trustus will bring Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill to the theatre's Main Stage in-the-round for five weekends with socially distanced seating at half capacity.
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2020
The Louder We Get runs at Theatre Calgary January 28 - February 22, 2020, in the Arts Commons Max Bell Theatre, in Calgary Alberta, Canada. Tickets are on sale now at theatrecalgary.com.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo will lead the cast as Tina and Ike in TINA a?" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL as the hit production enters its third year in the West End. Joining them and making her West End debut is Chanel Haynes as the alternate Tina.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
 Milwaukee Rep will reopen with in-person performances of previously announced Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song with Alexis J Roston (Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill) beginning April 27 and running through May 23, 2021 in the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater.
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 2, 2020
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's time to get your date night plans in order. BroadwayWorld is ready to help with our top recommendations for a theatre night out on the town. It doesn't matter if you're looking to impress your sweetie, meet up with friends, or escape the daily grind on your own, these productions will certainly sweeten the day.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
New Repertory Theatre presents Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. This biographical play with music by Lanie Robertson tells the incredible story of an icon who consistently battled racism, abuse, and addiction for her chance to sing. The production runs March 28 through April 19, 2020 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available, as well as free tickets for WIC/EBT cardholders.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
From the theater's greatest endeavor, staging Shakespeare's turbulent epic, to a comedic, sci-fi musical, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF is offering a diverse array of classic, contemporary, and children's plays for their 2020-2021 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
North Carolina Theatre Has Announced its 2020-21 Season, on stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Opening in October, the season centers around the themes of finding one's voice and soaring to incredible heights, with classic musicals, inspiring stories, and fresh NC Theatre debuts.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
BroadwayWorld reported yesterday that a production of A Streetcar Named Desire is headed to Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer, starring Audra McDonald and Bobby Cannavale. Now, Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced the complete 2020 summer season for Williamstown Theatre Festival, which includes four world premiere plays, a world premiere musical, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021
In response to the ongoing pandemic, Milwaukee Rep must cancel all live performances through April and make significant changes to its previously announced Season Reset programming. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2019
Much has changed on Broadway over the past ten years, including the incredible roster of talent that fills Playbill after Playbill. We have mourned the loss of some of Broadway's brightest stars, and welcomed new talents, who have taken the theatre scene by storm.  While we salute each and every person who has played in a part in the Broadway experience (both onstage or off), BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on ten stars who had a particularly killer decade. 
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019
Last night, CBS aired the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which paid tribute to conductor and composer Michael Tilson Thomas, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Sesame Street, and Linda Ronstadt.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020
As Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF prepares to enter 2021, the theater is making big changes to the remainder of their 2020-2021 Season. To maintain safety for patrons and artists, all upcoming productions will now be performed either outside or offered virtually.
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Variety reports that Audra McDonald and Geena Davis will be honored at this year's Artios Awards by the Casting Society of America.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and the Weathervane Theatre, a professional, award-winning, Equity theatre in Whitefield, NH, announce Hello, Dolly! - the beloved blockbuster musical - will complete Season 55's summer lineup. Hello, Dolly! premiered on Broadway in 1964 and won 10 Tony Awards, including for original star Carol Channing. A 1969 film version starred Barbra Streisand.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2020
Due to the increasingly complex challenges of COVID-19, Milwaukee Rep will move the previously announced 2020/21 Season in its entirety to 2021/22. In its place will be the 2020/21 Season Reset starting with a one-actor version of A Christmas Carol in the Quadracci Powerhouse featuring Lee E. Ernst in December.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
In response to COVID-19, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF has reshuffled and updated its upcoming season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
NC Theatre has announced rescheduled show dates for its season. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2021
42nd Street Moon has announced that Doris Bumpus will be starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in the Company’s virtual production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, written by Lanie Robertson.