Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

“Hurts and exhilarates in just the right proportions. ” (New York Magazine)

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Cast & Creatives

Playwright

Laine Robertson

Director

Rob Ruggiero

Cast

Gail Nelson

Cast

Danny Holgate

Cast

Paul Brown

Cast

"Tiny" Rey-Valentine

Cast

Lillian A. Ferdinand

Cast

Joyce Fox Benedict

Cast

Emily D. Haines

Cast

Melinda Karch

Cast

Blaise Lamphier

Cast

Lester McBride

Cast

Jonathan Morris

Cast

David Zapasnik

Set Designer

R. Stephen Edwards

Lighting Design

Brenda Veltre

Costume Designer

Murell Horton

Sound Design

Marty Fegy

Production Stage Manager

Lisa Farrand