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Audra McDonald on Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill in the West End

Following a record-breaking, sold-out Broadway run, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will make her West End debut at Wyndham’s Theatre this summer, portraying singer Billie Holiday in the one-woman show Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Musical Theatre Review was invited to a special launch event of the production, where McDonald – recently given five stars from […]

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Audra McDonald pregnancy means West End Lady Day is postponed

It has been announced that this summer’s season of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill will be postponed as the show’s star Audra McDonald has announced that she and her husband, actor Will Swenson, are expecting a baby. Speaking from New York where she is currently starring in the Broadway production of Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the […]

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Audra McDonald in concert – Leicester Square Theatre

Audra McDonald performed in concert at the Leicester Square Theatre, London Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It’s been over a decade since American stage and screen star Audra McDonald has performed in London (in 2002 she became only the second American invited to be guest soloist at the Last Night of the […]

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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill starring Audra McDonald hits the West End in June 2016

Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Audra McDonald will make her long-awaited West End debut this summer portraying legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the musical play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. The critically acclaimed production will play a limited engagement at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 25 June to 3 September, having broken box office records at the Circle in […]

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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill – Circle in the Square, New York

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill continues at the Circle in the Square theatre, New York, until 1 June. In an arresting note in the programme for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, playwright Lanie Robertson explains ‘Why I Wrote the Play’. “In 1959,” it says, “a boyfriend of mine saw the great Billie […]

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