It's 1959 in a seedy bar in Philadelphia, and Billie Holiday is giving one of her last performances interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music 4 months before her death.
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won her record sixth Tony for performing "Lady Day at the Circle in the Square Theater". The Tony for leading actress in a play was also the fourth category she had won for. Previously winning Leading Actress in a Musical for the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess", Featured Actress in a Musical for "Ragtime" and "Carousel", and Featured Actress in a Play for "Master Class" and "Raisin in the Sun". She holds the record for most awards for performance and is the only person to have won an award in every acting category. See more
Written by Tim Weil
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