NYC, please RUN to see Lady Day (the Billie Holiday) music now playing in Times Square. Dee Dee Bridgewater shuts the house down with an amazing performance. You want to close your eyes and pretend your in London in the 1950′s with Billie Holiday. Me being a big fan of Lady Day, it was a pleasure and a treat to be taken back in time. Dee Dee Bridgewater can ACT!!!!! She gives you the FULL range of emotions with a stunning voice to match.
Click here for tickets: www.ladydaythemusical.com
Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater stars as one of the world’s incomparable and legendary jazz artists — Billie Holiday, in the celebrated musical “Lady Day” which opened Thursday, October 3rd (6:30PM) at Times Square’s Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues).
Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical made its New York debut having been produced at the Theatre de Boulogne-Billancourt and Theatre du Gymnase Marie Bell in Paris as well as The Donmar Warehouse and The Piccadilly Theatre in London, where it received critical praise and garnered an Olivier “Best Actress in a Musical” Award nomination for Ms. Bridgewater. Produced by Misty Road Productions the show’s creative team also includes three-time Emmy Award winning composer & arranger Bill Jolly, who will serve as musical director.
Along with Ms. Bridgewater, David Ayers (Wicked and SILENCE!) in the role of “Robert,” Billie Holiday’s Manager and newcomer Rafael Poueriet in the role of the “Assistant Stage manager” as well as Jim Cammack (veteran bass player for legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal), Jerome Jennings (performer & drummer for Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins), Neil Johnson (acclaimed tenor sax player for his international style) and Mr. Jolly (pianist/composer/arranger) in the roles of the onstage musicians, complete the acting ensemble.