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1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

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Ended 5 Oct 2014 after 6 months

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2014 Tony Winner

2014 Tony Winner

Ms. McDonald sings selections from Holiday's repertoire with sensitive musicianship and rich seams of feeling that command rapt admiration.

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Closed 5 Oct 2014

2014 Tony Award Winner for Best Actress

Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Billie Holiday in this look back on the First Lady of Jazz's life. Her story is told through the music and songs she created.

Set inside a smokey Philadelphia nightclub in late 1950s, the musical recreates one of Ms. Holiday's last ever performances - occurring just four months before her untimely death.

Fans of the blues singer will be delighted to hear Ms. McDonald, now a six-time Tony Award-winning actress, perform some of Billie Holiday's classic hits - including Strange Fruit, When a Woman Loves a Man, and God Bless the Child. Her sensational performance won her the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play, making her the only person in Tony history to win an award in four different acting categories.

Additional Information


Previews from: 25 March 2014

Opening night: 22 April 2014

Closing night: 5 October 2014


May not be suitable for younger audiences

Run time

90 minutes, with no intermission

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And before you stop reading

Please note that the show is on hiatus from 1st to 7th September

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Andrea Battle: “Incredible Lady Day!”

This was absolutely fabulous! Audra McDonald really channeled Billy Holiday... more

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