A captivating play with music. One of the greatest jazz singers of all time is about to play one of her last and most intimate performances. It’s 1959 at Emerson’s Bar and Grill in Philadelphia, and Billie Holiday — known as Lady Day — tells the story of her life through her music with heartfelt honesty and a touch of salty humor. Accompanied by her pianist Jimmy Powers, she engages deeply with her audience as she reminisces about her rocky past, her loves and heartbreaks, and her experiences as a traveling performer on the Chitlin’ Circuit. This captivating and moving play with music features over a dozen jazz standards like “God Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit,” “When a Woman Loves a Man” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do.”
Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.
Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! Preview performance tickets are discounted and begin at just $35. Not valid with other discounts.
Jan. 16 at 8 p.m.
Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.
Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres by Vonderhaar's Catering.
Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Meet the Artists
Stay after select performances for a behind-the-scenes discussion with the cast and crew of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.
Jan. 24 at 2 p.m.
Jan. 31 at 2 p.m.
Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Students can join us at 7 p.m on select Sundays for $10 College Night. To take advantage of this offer, use promo code: CollegeNight or call our Box Office at 513-421-3888. Make sure to bring your student ID when you pick up your tickets!