Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

May 26 — July 1, 2018
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Previews are May 26-31 | Opening night June 1
Starring Deidrie Henry
By Lanie Robertson
Directed by Bill Fennelly

Featuring iconic songs like “God Bless the Child” and “Strange Fruit,” Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is an all-access pass to Billie Holiday’s final concert. With humor and hopefulness, the legendary singer takes us on a journey through the highs and lows of her tumultuous life, interspersed with exuberant renditions of her beloved repertoire. “Deidrie Henry as Billie Holiday is, in a word, sublime.” -BroadwayWorld

Who’s Who:
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Playbill:
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Run Time:
Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.

Note:
Recommended for ages 16 and up. Contains adult situations, explicit language and theatrical haze. The actor in this production will be using tobacco-free herbal cigarettes. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

Resource Guide:
Please look for the resource guide here closer to this show's opening date.

Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at noon*

*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar or select “more performances” in the sidebar to view available dates and times.

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All About Deidrie Henry

Deidrie Henry stars as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill at The Armory, but her history with Portland Center Stage and Chris Coleman go way back. Learn more about this incredible artist and her fascinating career.

Live Jazz Music: Micah Hummel

Thu, Jun 21, 6:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for live jazz before select performances of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, featuring faculty and students from the jazz program at Portland State University with a few special community member guests.

Live Jazz Music: Jeff Putterman

Tue, Jun 19, 6:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for live jazz before select performances of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, featuring faculty from the jazz programs at Portland State University and Reed College. 

2018 P.E.A.C.E Festival

Sat, Jun 23, 6:00 p.m.  •  $10 Adult | $5 Children/Students

Join Black Women for Peace in a celebration of building bridges with a one-night-only festival of singing, dancing, reading and other performances by 25 young artists.

Live Jazz Music: Sherry Alves

Sun, May 27, 6:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for live jazz before select performances of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, featuring the faculty from the jazz program at Portland State University. 

Live Jazz Music: Nicole McCabe

Sun, Jun 3, 6:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for live jazz before select performances of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, featuring faculty and students from the jazz program at Portland State University and some special community guests.

Live Jazz Music: Jeff Putterman

Tue, May 29, 6:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for live jazz before select performances of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, featuring the faculty from the jazz program at Portland State University. 

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May 26 – Jul 1

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