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“Audra MacDonald Is Incredible” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lady Day the Billie Holiday Musical

Lady Day the Billie Holiday Musical
422 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036
+(1)212-239-6200
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White Plains, New York
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“Audra MacDonald Is Incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

MacDonald won her sixth Tony Award for this performance, and she earned the accolades. She is the consummate actor capturing Holliday's voice, mannerisms, and demons. It was a magical if tragic performance of a luminary of jazz.

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“A Virtuoso Performance !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Audra McDonald captivated us, ( and the rest of the audience) in her 1 1/2 hour portrayal of Billie Holiday. She definitely deserves the Tony award she received for her acting in this play. We are actually considering returning to NYC to see Lady Day a 2nd time....that's how good the show is !! If you liked Billie Holiday's music, this show is a must !!

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“A rare treat from Broadway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Audra McDonald is the rare artist that can take her legit musical training and transform herself in to the troubled but talented Billie Holiday. The cabaret venue is perfect and Ms. McDonald holds you transfixed for this entire show as she playfully, and sometimes painfully, reveals the personal and musical lives of Billie Holiday. If you are a fan of jazz and jazz history this is a must see event. Hearing Ms. McDonald interpret "God Bless the Child" as Billie Holiday is a mountain top highlight of my Broadway experiences. Last year we came to Broadway and saw Ms. McDonald in Porgy & Bess, both great performances from one of the most talent music theater/opera stars of our generation.

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“Simply Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Audra does an amazing job playing Billie Holiday ... of course Audra is amazing in whatever she does. All of the seats are great, however, I do wish we had paid the extra money to sit at a table. What a sad life Billie led. Audra made us feel like we were really at a concert.

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“Left Me Breathless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Audra McDonald certainly deserved her Tony award. She completely inhabits Billie Holiday in every way. A moving and astounding performance. A must see!

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