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Experience on disc the performance that won Audra McDonald her unprecedented sixth Tony Award. 'One of the greatest performances I ever hope to see' is how New York Magazine described McDonald's portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Lanie Robertson's award-winning play with music dramatizing one of the final concerts in the beloved singer's extraordinary, tragic life. Recorded live at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre, the two-disc set features McDonald's 'spellbinding, tour-de-force' (NY Daily News) renditions of signature Holiday songs such as 'God Bless the Child,' 'What a Little Moonlight Can Do,' 'Strange Fruit' and 'Taint Nobody's Biz-ness.' The Associated Press proclaimed Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill 'one of the supreme honors of the Broadway season,' while The New York Times delighted in 'the pleasure of hearing Ms. McDonald breathe aching life into some of Holiday's greatest songs... with sensitive musicianship and rich seams of feeling that command rapt admiration.' Now, 'the best 90 minutes you'll ever witness' (NY1) have been preserved on disc by PS Classics, giving audiences the chance to savor 'not just one but two of the most extraordinarily gifted dramatic vocalists America has produced' (Los Angeles Times).
Audra was incredible. I met Lady Day and I know her music very well. Audra didn't imitate her, she became herPublished 24 days ago by ERNEST HARDY
Saw this magnificent performance in NYC....absolutely wonderful!Published 28 days ago by Linda S. Ratcliffe
Spectacular performance! She truly deserved her sixth Tony award for this.Published 2 months ago by Jessica
Wonderful selections of some of Lady Day's most memorable songs. Audra's interpretation is masterful!Published 3 months ago by Lymartin Chattman
A wonderful recording of a spectacular show. I expect Audra McDonald and I got Billie Holiday. What a gifted actress who channeled Billie Holiday the whole time she was onstage.Published 4 months ago by Thomas Heintzelman
I am finally now listening to an amazing recording of an exciting and luminary performance by AUDRA McDONALD as the incomparable Billie Holiday. Read morePublished 5 months ago by William H.
I have tons of CDs but I could never listen to Billie Holiday without thinking about how sad her life was. Read morePublished 5 months ago by pphillips