PlayPlay with musicOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 13, 2014
Closing Date
Oct 05, 2014
1st Preview
Mar 25, 2014
1st Preview
Mar 25, 2014
Previews
20
Performances
173
PlayPlay with musicOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Circle in the Square Theatre
(Apr 13, 2014 - Oct 05, 2014)

Setting
A small bar in south Philadelphia. About midnight of a night in March, 1959.

Comments
Premiered Off-Broadway in New York at the Vineyard Theatre in 1986. Was considered a "Revival" for the purposes of the Tony nominations in 2014. "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" was on hiatus form 9/1/2014 through 9/8/2014.

Media
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NYC premiere production was first produced in June 1986 at the Vineyard Theatre
Directed by Lonny Price; Associate Director: Matt Cowart
Scenic Design by James Noone; Costume Design by ESosa; Lighting Design by Robert Wierzel; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Wig Design by Rob Greene and J. Jared Janas; Make-Up Design by Jill Oshry; Special Make-Up Effects by Rob Greene and J. Jared Janas; Associate Scenic Design: Paul DePoo; Associate Lighting Design: Paul Hackenmueller; Associate Sound Design: Walter Trarbach; Assistant Scenic Design: William Moser; Assistant Costume Design: Dede Ayite; Assistant Lighting Design: Jeff Harris ; Light Programmer: Hillary Knox
General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Company Manager: Daniel Hoyos
Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Production Stage Manager: Timothy Semon; Assistant Stage Mgr: Lara Hayhurst
Conducted by Shelton Becton; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Drums: Clayton Craddock; Bass: George Farmer; Music Copyist: Kaye-Houston Music
Dialect Coach: Deborah Hecht; Press Representative: Irene Gandy, Alana Karpoff and Jeffrey Richards Associates; Advertising: Serino Coyne; Interactive/Marketing: Serino Coyne; Interactive Marketing Service: Broadway's Best Shows; Animal Trainer: William Berloni; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Press Associate: Christopher Pineda and Thomas Raynor; Interactive/Marketing Associate: Mark Seeley; Interactive Marketing: Andy Drachenberg
Billie Holiday
Jimmy Powers
Pepi
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
(music by Buddy Johnson; lyrics by Buddy Johnson)
When a Woman Loves a Man
(music by Bernie Hanighen and Gordon Jenkins; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
What a Little Moonlight Can Do
(music by Harry Woods; lyrics by Harry Woods)
Crazy He Calls Me
(music by Carl Sigman; lyrics by Bob Russell)
Pig Foot (And a Bottle of Beer)
(music by Wesley Wilson; lyrics by Wesley Wilson)
Baby Doll
God Bless the Child
(music by Arthur Herzog, Jr. and Billie Holiday; lyrics by Arthur Herzog, Jr. and Billie Holiday)
Foolin' Myself
(music by Jack Lawrence and Peter Tinturin; lyrics by Jack Lawrence and Peter Tinturin)
Somebody's on My Mind
(music by Arthur Herzog, Jr. and Billie Holiday; lyrics by Arthur Herzog, Jr. and Billie Holiday)
Easy Livin'
(music by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin; lyrics by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin)
Strange Fruit
(music by Abel Meeropol; lyrics by Abel Meeropol)
Blues Break
T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
(music by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins; lyrics by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins)
Don't Explain
(music by Arthur Herzog, Jr. and Billie Holiday; lyrics by Arthur Herzog, Jr. and Billie Holiday)
What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Reprise)
(music by Harry Woods; lyrics by Harry Woods)
Deep Song
(music by George Cory and Douglas Cross; lyrics by George Cory and Douglas Cross)

Tony Award®

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

2014 Winner
Audra McDonald

Best Sound Design of a Play

2014 Winner
Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Actress in a Play

2014 Winner
Audra McDonald
Season:
Week Ending Gross % Gross Pot. Attendance % Capacity # Previews # Perf.
Statistics supplied are courtesy of The Broadway League.
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