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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Mar 25, 2014 - Oct 05, 2014
Running time: 1:30
Circle in the Square
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
By Subway: 1, C, E to 50th St
By Bus: Take the M7, M20, M50, or M104 bus.
Show Description:
$97.00 - $250.00
prices subject to change
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Listed at TKTS: Never
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes
No Intermission. McDonald and the musical drama will take a brief hiatus from September 1-7 before beginning the final 16 performances on September 9.


Four sections of wheelchair seats in the last row, no stairs required.
Theatre is 10 rows deep, with entrance at the level of the last row with no stairs. All rows in front of that require small stairs
There is an escalator down to the theatre level from the box office. An elevator is available that is accessible through the adjoining building, and an usher is available to escort patrons from the box office to the elevator.
SVI Permit. Lot: 50th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. Valet parking garage: Arcade next to theater.
Double doors (each 35") at street level to box office.Escalator or thirty steps down to lower levels. Alternate entrance: Doors (each 34") through 1633 Broadway office building to elevators. Theater staff must be alerted to allow person using elevator into lower levels of theater. Tickets must be purchased before entry to lower levels of theater.
Box Office
50th St. Ground floor. Counter 43".
Womens: 1st lower level (theater level). Through double doors (on level ground near elevators) into hallway through door (33") to restrooms. Door 28.5". Stall door 22".Mens: 1st lower level. Door 25.5". Stall door 22.5".
Water Fountain
Theater lobby (1st lower level), next to bar. Spout 42" No clear space
A telephone is located outside the washrooms.
Folding Armrests
No seats with folding armrests are available. There are four sections of wheelchair seats instead.



It’s Audra McDonald’s world—we’re all still just living in it… most of us would pay just to hear McDonald recite availability on the TKTS board, and her recreation of Holiday’s voice was just swell to my ear… the real pleasure in “Lady Day” is the patter…

-----NBC New York
Let’s just say you could hear a pin drop in this rapt house. It’s a known fact that McDonald is a majestic singer... But it’s her extraordinary sensitivity as an actor that makes McDonald’s interpretation memorable

If you close your eyes, you'll swear that the ghost of Billie Holiday is haunting the Circle in the Square Theatre… While both of this season's Billie Holiday-centered shows focus on the legendary singer near the end of her life, this one is a bit surer about its format and is consequently more focused… The thunderous applause McDonald (and, by extension, Holiday) receives at the end of this bravura performance is enough to exorcize any specter. When she's finally gone, however, we're left wanting much more