Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson
Max & Louie Productions proudly present a 3-week engagement of Lanie Robertson’s Tony Award-winning Broadway revival Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill starring Alexis J. Roston. Ms. Roston reprises her Joseph Jefferson (The Chicago “Tony”) Award-winning role as jazz legend Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday dubbed “Lady Day” by her friends – forever changed the world of jazz and popular music with her pioneering vocal style. Acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger Abdul Hamid Royal brilliantly complements Ms. Roston as Billie’s accompanist.
“Alexis J. Roston simply captivates….And when Roston croons out Johnny Mercer’s ‘When a Woman Loves a Man’: Goosebumps!” – Huffington Post
“Sensational! Dazzles! Electrifying theater! Roston holds the audience in the palm of her hand with a scintillating performance!” – Show Biz Chicago
“Not only does Roston sound like Holiday, she captures her power, discipline, free spirit and aching vulnerability in roughly equal measures, which is a decidedly tricky cocktail to mix.” – Chicago Tribune
“….Abdul Hamid Royal’s piano playing is the stuff dreams are made of.” – Show Biz Chicago
“The richest jazz singing in town just now is at this subtle absorbing dramatic performance……” – N. Y. Times
See what’s coming to St. Louis!
Alexis J. Roston is Lady Day