Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill :- Watch Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill on Youtube on Fire,It’s 1959 in a seedy bar in Philadelphia, and Billie Holiday is giving one of her last performances interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music 4 months before her death.Audra McDonald won her sixth tony for performing Lady Day at the Circle in the Square Theater. The Tony for leading actress in a play was also the fourth category she had won for. Previously winning Leading Actress in a Musical for the Girshwins’ Porgy and Bess, Featured Actress in a Musical for Ragtime and Carousel, and Featured Actress in a Play for Master Class and Rasin in the Sun.I saw this in New York live with Audra McDonald in 2014. It was the most convincing acting that I had ever seen–especially live. The story and music have haunted me since that night. I always tell people that that night I did not see Audra McDonald perform; I saw Billie Holiday perform. From the moment it started, I was captivated. When I found out about it being on HBO, I was ecstatic. I would put the New York performance at comfortable 10. The only reason I am ranking this as a 9 is because I don’t know what it’s like to experience the HBO version without comparing it. There are very minute differences about the two; they’re nearly identical. However, the HBO version is slightly less convincing at least in the beginning. From God Bless the Child to the end it’s painfully intoxicating.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill on YoutubeonFire :-
Biography, Drama, Music
Release: 12 March 2016
IMDB Rating : 82/100
Director: Lonny Price
Stars : Shelton Becton, David Michael Cefalu, Katie Lynn Cotaya