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Watch: Audra McDonald Resurrects Billie Holiday in New 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill' Preview

19 January 2016 12:59 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After a highly successful run on Broadway that resulted in four extensions, Audra McDonald's acclaimed portrayal of jazz singer-songwriter Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson Bar & Grill" will debut as a special presentation on HBO on Saturday, March 12.  Read More: 'The Leftovers' Season 3 Picked Up by HBO, But It Will Be the Last Season Written originally for off-broadway in 1987 by Lanie Robertson, "Lady Day at Emerson Bar & Grill" tells the story of Billie Holiday's life through the songs that made her famous. HBO's newly released teaser features McDonald, in the performance that earned her her sixth Tony Award, singing "God Bless The Child," one of Billie Holiday's most famous songs. The special was filmed in front of a live audience at Cafe Brazil in New Orleans.   The special was directed by Lonny Price, who also directed the Broadway production, and was produced by Allen Newman and Two Hands Entertainment. »

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HBO Drops Teaser for 'Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill' Starring Audra McDonald

15 January 2016 7:22 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Audra McDonald brings her acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday in the Broadway smash "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" to HBO, with the exclusive presentation scheduled to debut Saturday, March 12, 2016. Filmed before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans, the special features McDonald in her history-making, tour de force performance as the jazz icon. Originally written for off-Broadway by Lanie Roberston in 1987, the production tells Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous, including "God Bless the Child," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Strange Fruit" and "Taint Nobody's Biz-ness." McDonald »

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HBO Drops Teaser for 'Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill' Starring Audra McDonald

15 January 2016 7:22 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Audra McDonald brings her acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday in the Broadway smash "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" to HBO, with the exclusive presentation scheduled to debut Saturday, March 12, 2016. Filmed before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans, the special features McDonald in her history-making, tour de force performance as the jazz icon. Originally written for off-Broadway by Lanie Roberston in 1987, the production tells Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous, including "God Bless the Child," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Strange Fruit" and "Taint Nobody's Biz-ness." McDonald made history and became Broadway's most decorated performer when she won her sixth Tony Award, for "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," in 2014. In addition to setting the record for most competitive wins by an actor, she also became the first person to receive awards in all four acting...

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Notebook's 8th Writers Poll: Fantasy Double Features of 2015

4 January 2016 6:41 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

How would you program this year's newest, most interesting films into double features with movies of the past you saw in 2015?Looking back over the year at what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year poll, which calls upon our writers to pick both a new and an old film: they were challenged to choose a new film they saw in 2015—in theatres or at a festival—and creatively pair it with an old film they also saw in 2015 to create a unique double feature.All the contributors were given the option to write some text explaining their 2015 fantasy double feature. What's more, each writer was given the option to list more pairings, with or without explanation, as further imaginative film programming we'd be lucky to catch »

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