Porchlight Music Theatre presents Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. The legendary Billie Holiday is in concert! No, it’s not a return to Carnegie Hall. It’s 1959 at a hole-in-the-wall joint in Philadelphia. Unknown to her or her fans, the unique-sounding vocalist is making one of her final appearances. The diva, known for her emotional, soulful sound, is four months away from death caused by cirrhosis of the liver.
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Tags: Adrian Juarez, Alexia Rutherford, Alexis J. Rogers, Billie Holiday, Chicago musical theater, Chicago theater, Chris Thigpen, Danny Holgate, Deborah Blumenthal, Jaret Landon, Jeffrey D. Kmiec, Jenn Kincaid, Katy Walsh, Kelsey Jorissen, Lanie Robertson, Michael Weatherspoon, Nick Belley, Patrick Fries, Porchlight Music Theatre, post, Rob Lindley, Stage 773, Victoria “Toy” DeIorio