1225 W Belmont Ave
Porchlight Music Theatre
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson’s starring Alexis Rogers as Billie Holiday and directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley with music direction by Jaret Landon takes the audience to 1959 in a small bar in Philadelphia. Around midnight, the lights go down and the show of a lifetime begins. Witness one of last performances of the world’s greatest chanteuse, Miss Billie Holiday, intimately given four months before the passing of this tragic musical superstar. With her stellar jazz trio, she revisits her life, loves and losses in more than a dozen quintessential, thrilling and gut-wrenching numbers. It’s a salty, sensual, often humorous, and always riveting portrait of the legendary lady and her legacy of music.