Produced in Partnership with Mosaic Theater

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

September 20-22, 2024

Produced in Partnership with Mosaic Theater
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
By Lanie Robertson
Directed by Reginald L. Douglas
Starring Roz White
Washington Performing Arts Access Dates:
September 20-22, 2024
Atlas Center for the Performing Arts

Journey back to 1959 for an unforgettable rendezvous with Lady Day herself—the incomparable Billie Holiday. Featuring classics such as “God Bless the Child” and “Strange Fruit,” this acclaimed one-woman play with music transports you into a small bar in Philadelphia for one of the icon’s final concerts, transforming the theater into an immersive nightclub. Helen Hayes Award winner Roz White – known nationally for her broad vocal range and portrayal as Tina Turner’s mother in the national touring company of Broadway’s Tina– stars as Holiday. This fresh production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill explores the triumphs and traumas of Holiday’s life and career while celebrating the resilience of Black women throughout history.

As part of our Mars Arts D.C. and Mosaic Theater partnership, Washington Performing Arts audiences have special access to a 50% DISCOUNT on performances September 20- 22, 2024, with CODE WPA50 at MosaicTheater.org or (202) 399-7993 x501. Code is active from June 25, 2024, and available while supplies last.

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