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August 29, 2023
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Lady Day

25 August—9 September 2023

  • This article was produced in partnership with State Theatre Company South Australia.

It’s 1959. In a small bar in Philadelphia that’s seen better days, the legendary Billie Holiday walks onstage.

The extraordinarily-talented Zahra Newman stars in the Tony Award-winning musical tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers of all-time, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson, presented by State Theatre Company South Australia from 25 Aug – 9 Sep.


Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
25 August—9 September
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
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Accompanied by a swinging jazz trio, Zahra will bring to life classic Billie Holiday tunes like Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do, What a Little Moonlight Can Do, Strange Fruit, Don’t Explain, and God Bless the Child.

Under the direction of Artistic Director Mitchell Butel, audiences enter a transformed Space Theatre to experience unforgettable music, witty and poignant stories, and an extraordinary talent capturing the essence of another extraordinary talent.

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