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“Lady Day at the Empress”

Circle In The Square Theatre
Ranked #166 of 1,089 things to do in New York City
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Mississauga, Canada
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16 reviews
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“Lady Day at the Empress”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This play about Billy Holiday was fantastic and Audra McDonald did her justice. She performed this so well - it was surreal. Everyone should get a chance to see this play. It's no long come August 31st - so please go see this play.
Thank you Broadway.
Gall Campbell

Visited August 2014
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New York City, New York
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“A Wonderful Intimate Theater”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

"Lady Day at Emerson's Grill" was a fabulous theatrical experience highlighted by Audra McDonald's excellent portrayal of Billie Holiday.

Visited May 2014
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Colonie, New York
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“Excellent Play - Excellent Venue”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

My wife bought these tickets for us for Valentine's Day. I wasn't sure what to expect, as I'm pretty new to these types of shows. The theater wasn't as big as I thought it'd be, but it wasn't bad at all. The stage is in the middle of the entire theater, so they had to perform for 360 degrees of audience. The lobby outside the play was nice. It had very nice pictures of some of the players portrayed in the play like Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Thurmond Munson, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gherig, and Derek Jeter. There was also some memorabilia like seats from the old Stadium, signed balls, etc. Reasonable cash bar as well.

As for the play itself, very well done. The acting was very good, the story was very good, and the special effects were very well done. Anyone who is a fan will appreciate the story and the overall theme.

Visited February 2014
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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“A must see for any Yankees fan!”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

If you are truly a Yankees fan, I think you will love Bronx Bombers. It made me laugh and cry...and I was not alone. It very creatively portrayed some interaction between Yankee greats from times gone by and today. The acting was awesome and a few actors played multiple parts. Bring any true Yankees fan for a great experience...

Visited February 2014
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Montville, New Jersey
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“The Bronx Bombers is not worth sitting through”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

We are avid Yankee fans and expected to LOVE the play. Hated it - one of the worst. The actors tried their best - "Mickey Mantle" and "Billy Martin" were well played. Beyond that - terrible.

Visited January 2014
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