The Armory
128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, OR 97209 · 503-445-3700 ·
The Armory

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

May 26 – July 1, 2018

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

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

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Run Time:
Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.

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.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

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

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Reviews of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill"

"Packed with great music and featuring an incredible performance by Deidrie Henry as Billie Holiday, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is an absolute must-see." - BroadwayWorld

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Playwright Lanie Robertson on Finding the Voice to Make "Lady Day" Sing

Playwright Lanie Robertson talks about capturing Billie Holiday's voice for "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill."

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Specialty Cocktails Inspired by "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill"

Bar Supervisor (and resident mixologist) Melissa Larrabee introduces the specialty cocktails in honor of our final show of the season, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

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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.

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A Force of Nature: Deidrie Henry on Becoming Billie Holiday

Deidrie Henry on the challenges, rewards and importance of becoming the iconic Lady Day.

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"Lady Day" Cast and Creative Team

Meet the incredible cast and creative team behind Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

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Photos: "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill"

See photos of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill coming to The Armory May 26-July 1, 2018.

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