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1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Ended 5 Oct 2014 after 6 months
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
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.
Previews from: 25 March 2014
Opening night: 22 April 2014
Closing night: 5 October 2014
May not be suitable for younger audiences
90 minutes, with no intermission
Please note that the show is on hiatus from 1st to 7th September
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