Max & Louie Productions Launches 2017 Season with Limited 3 Week Run of Award-Winning Broadway Musical Drama on Jazz Blues Icon Billie Holiday “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” By Lanie Robertson
Max & Louie recreate a singular night in music history: one of the last, riveting performances in the life of jazz legend Billie Holiday, on stage at the Kranzberg Arts Center, February 17 through March 4, 2017. Tickets will go on sale December 1st.
A moving portrait of Holiday’s struggles with addiction, racism, love and loss, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is a testament to her ability to mine humor from hardship and to the transformative power of song. Show stopping musical numbers such as “God Bless the Child”, “Strange Fruit”, and “What A Little Moonlight Can Do” are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project an unforgettable portrait of the lady and her music.
“We are so pleased to bring to St. Louis audiences, the dynamic Alexis J. Roston, who will reprise her Chicago Joseph Jefferson Award-winning role as Lady Day,” said Max & Louie Productions’ artistic director Stellie Siteman. “Acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger Abdul Hamid Royal brilliantly complements Ms. Roston as Billie’s accompanist.” Leda Hoffmann directs.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill will be presented at the Kranzberg Arts Center, located in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Building in Grand Center (501 North Grand Ave) February 17 through March 4, 2017. Performances will run Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. There will be one matinee on Saturday, March 4th at 4:00 pm. Tickets go on sale December 1, 2016 at www.maxandlouie.com or by phone at MetroTix (314) 534-1111; and in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. General admission is $45; Seniors (65+) and Students (with valid ID) $35