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.

National Reviews

“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

“….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

“Original and riveting” – London Times

“A searing portrait of a woman whose art was triumphant.” – On Stage

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Alexis J. Roston is Lady Day