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Lady Day the Billie Holiday Musical - CLOSED

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This is a gem of a show!

Creative, inventive show. You totally thought that Audra was the REAL Billie Holiday. She gave an... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2015
b0bbestultz
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Katonah, New York
great show

i saw it in July .Audra Mcdonald was great as she always is. this was a very difficult part too... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2015
pizz-11
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Crowley, Louisiana
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7 Jan 2015
“This is a gem of a show!”
6 Jan 2015
“great show”
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

Creative, inventive show. You totally thought that Audra was the REAL Billie Holiday. She gave an amazing performance of a tortured star. The staging was creative and the way the performer was presented (her music interwoven with her life) was very very inventive. Audra McDonald...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank b0bbestultz
Reviewed 7 January 2015

i saw it in July .Audra Mcdonald was great as she always is. this was a very difficult part too play but she trully was billy holiday and worked very hard too do this performance.if you missed it it will be redone at a bar...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

Unexpected, moving, intimate and confronting. We had a lovely seat and it was not just the closeness that made for the intimacy, it was the excellent acting. Bravo.

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed 24 December 2014

Nice place to visit when you want to just be in quiet contemplating mood. I went to a concert and it was just amazing.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Beekeeper888
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Unbelievable performance by ultra talented and beautiful Audra McDonald. She brought Ms. Holiday back to life - voice, stage persona, emotions, character, etc. just amazing! Not surprisingly, Ms. McDonald won a Tony for her performance!

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 30 November 2014

Sad story but the star is talented. No wonder she won another TONY. Portrays the descent of a talented artist.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank nycmom22
Reviewed 29 November 2014

It was great to hear the music. great to know de life of this legend! and I loved it! It was amazing and sad in the sametime!!!

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank CeliaReginaPerrone
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Audra McDonald was beyond wonderful. I thought she would just be singing Billy Holiday numbers, but she was Billy Holiday, with all her genius and sadness and humanity. The set was fine, as were the musicians, but it was all Audra.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Madelynn H
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Audra McDonald was exceptional in her portrayal of the very talented and highly damaged Lady Day. The theater was set up like a lounge giving the lucky people seating in the front tables to become part of the show. I believe she won a Tony...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank isis1671
Reviewed 10 November 2014

I didn't think this musical would be one of my favorite until I've seen it. their were countless times were i had "goosebumps"! the singing is impeccable and i will never forget it. hope it comes back soon because this is something worth going to...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Jerome N
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