Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill recounts Billie Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous. It’s 1959 and Billie Holiday is performing in a run-down bar during one of the last performances of her lifetime. Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all-time shares her loves and losses.

Quick Info

  • Run Time: TBD. Please check back closer to the start of the show.
  • Location: 25 Forest Ave, Portland ME
  • Dates: Sept 19 - Oct 15, 2017
  • Price: Previews $35-$55; Sat 8pm $39-$59; Wed, Thu, Fri $43-$63; Sat & Sun Matinee $48-$68. Discounts for Seniors, Students, Rush35 and Groups.


Lanie Robertson

Lanie Robertson writes about iconic artists and the societal issues they faced in Nasty Little Secrets, Alfred Stiegletz Loves O’Keeffe, and Woman Before a Glass. His plays have been produced internationally and at the Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Delaware Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Festival d’Avignon, George Street Playhouse, Kennedy Center, Old Globe, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Theatre de la Huchette, Theatre Petite Montparnasse, Theatre Silvia Montforte, Vineyard Theatre, Virginia Stage, Walnut Street Theatre, Westside Arts, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Current plays include nobody Lonesome for Me and The Gardener. Recently he completed his first novel, Monkey to the Solution. He’s a member of the Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild, East; and the Societe des Auteres et Compositeurs Dramatiques.