Audra Mcdonald to return as Billie Holiday in a live show

Tony award-winning actress Audra McDonald will reprise American jazz singer Billi Holiday from her hit Broadway musical 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill' for a live performance of the play.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014, 08:43 AM IST
Audra Mcdonald to return as Billie Holiday in a live show

Los Angeles: Tony award-winning actress Audra McDonald will reprise American jazz singer Billi Holiday from her hit Broadway musical 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill' for a live performance of the play.

The show, which will take place at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans next month, will be aired on HBO, reported Variety.

The original show, written for off-Broadway in 1987, 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'.

"Playing Billie Holiday in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill' on Broadway was one of the most challenging and artistically rewarding experiences of my career," McDonald said in the announcement.

The 44-year-old star made history earlier this year and became Broadway's most decorated performer when she won her sixth Tony Award for the play.