Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill


A singular night in music history reflecting the incredible life of Jazz icon Billie Holiday. Despite great success and critical acclaim, Lady Day struggled with substance abuse and legal troubles for much of her life. Months before her untimely death in 1959, Holiday played one of her final shows in a seedy little bar in South Philadelphia, singing some of her most beloved hits and telling stories from her life and career. Under the direction of Tom Flatt, Nebel brings a portrayal of Lady Day that will leave you asking for more!

Presented by Anacostia Playhouse

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$30 - $40

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-290-2328

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 07/15/2017 - 08/06/2017
Sunday 03:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 03:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 07/13/2017 - 8:00pm Preview, Pay What You Can
  • 07/14/2017 - 8:00pm Preview, Pay What You Can
  • 07/30/2017 - 8:00pm Special Benefit Event
Performer Role
Anya R Nebel Billie Holiday
LeVar Betts Pianist
Mike Pugh Bass
Production Personnel
Lanie Robertson
Tom Flatt
Set Designer
Johnny Robertson
Musical Director
LeVar Betts
Lighting Designer
Johnathan Alexander


Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020

Getting There

  • Anacostia (Green Line)
  • Easily accessible via 90-series buses


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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