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1959. Philadelphia. At Emerson’s Bar and Grill on Philly’s south side, an audience gathers to witness, unknowingly, one of jazz legend Billie Holiday’s last solo performances. Four months later, at age 44, she was dead. Atlanta-based artist Terry Burrell takes on the role that won Audra McDonald her sixth Tony Award. Lady Day, as Holiday was known, shares songs and personal stories — both hilarious and heartbreaking — as the evening wears on and she loses herself in drink. You'll hear "God Bless the Child," "Strange Fruit," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do,""Crazy He Calls Me" and many more. Burrell has played Lady Day off-Broadway, has Broadway credits that include The Threepenny Opera, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Dreamgirls, and has been seen at the Alliance Theatre in Cinderella and Fella and in the title role of Ethel. Note: This play with music contains mature themes and content.


Theatrical Outfit
The Balzer Theater at Herren's
84 Luckie Street
Atlanta, GA 30303