*Tickets are now available for the off-Broadway production of Lady Day, a bio play with music starring Tony and Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater as legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday.
The show begins performances September 12 at the Little Shubert Theatre, with opening set for September 26.
Written and directed by Stephen Stahl and featuring a score from Holiday’s catalogue of hit songs, Lady Day focuses on Holiday’s final comeback performance. Joining Bridgewater on the stage are Wicked alum David Ayers and newcomer Rafael Poueriet, as well as a quartet of musicians comprised of bassist Jim Cammack, sax player Ken Hitchcock, drummer Jerome Jennings and pianist Bill Jolly.
Lady Day features 25 Holiday standards, including “Good Morning Heartache,” “Don’t Explain,” “A Foggy Day (In London Town),” “Strange Fruit,” “My Man,” “God Bless the Child,” “Mean to Me” and “Them There Eyes.”