View Comments To commemorate the official opening, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson created this portrait of McDonald embodying the legendary blues singer, gin in tow and backed by her band. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Audra McDonald Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Related Shows Star Files Somebody’s on our minds, and she’s giving one hell of a performance. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, opens on April 13. Under the direction of Lonny Price, the bio-show, written by Lanie Robertson, will run through June 1 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Welcome back to Broadway, McDonald, and happy opening to everyone at Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. We’ll be the ones crying at the lounge table a few rows back.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York State preparedness safety kit.New York State Saturday officially launched a $5 million citizen training program they believe will help better prepare residents during emergencies and disasters like Superstorm Sandy.Officials said 600 people signed up for Saturday’s first Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program at Farmingdale State College, which was attended by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who unveiled the program during a speech with Vice President Joe Biden by his side last month.The program will provide citizens with the tools and resources they need to prepare for emergencies and recover as quickly as possible, officials said.The training program, led by the New York National Guard, will be funded by the $60 billion the federal government appropriated for the state after Sandy.“We want our state’s citizens to be the most prepared in the nation for natural disasters as we continue to reimagine New York for a new reality,” Cuomo said.The state hopes to train 100,000 people to “be their own first responder in their communities,” Cuomo added.Officials also launched a website, prepare.ny.gov, where residents can sign up for training.Saturday’s participants also received a free starter kit, which includes a first aid kit, water, gloves, a flashlight, emergency blanket, and other items.
Advertisement Comment Tony Adams sends warning to Arsenal over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer Advertisement Aubameyang’s Arsenal future is in doubt (Picture: Getty Images)Tony Adams says Arsenal’s history of selling their top players may mean star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will ‘walk out the door’ this summer.The Gabon international has just one year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium, prompting interest from Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona.The Gunners’ inability to challenge for league titles over the last decade, allied to their delicate financial situation, has seen them lose world-class talents such as Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie.And club legend Adams fears the same may happen with Aubameyang, telling Sky Sports: ‘Quite possibly, he could walk out the door.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I loved [former manager] Arsene Wenger’s principles, that no player was bigger than the club, and he moved players on if it made sense for the club financially.‘He was strong with that and he got Champions League football every year but it did stand in the way of recruitment – so we have become a club that is selling the best players.‘If I was a coach I’d be saying, “Don’t sell Aubameyang at any price, we need to recruit, bring players through the academy and keep our best players”.’ Adams won multiple titles at the club (Picture: Getty Images)Adams, who won 10 major trophies at Arsenal in three different decades, says the recruitment policy at the club now is nowhere near as successful as it used to be when he was at Highbury.He added: ‘They bang on about the class of ’92 [at Manchester United] – in our class of ’83 we had six internationals in our youth team – Niall Quinn, Paul Merson, Michael Thomas, Rocky [David Rocastle], me and Martin [Keown].‘But put that on top of [board member] Danny Fiszman putting a lot of money into the club in ’95, ’96 and we were getting world class players come to Arsenal football club.‘[Manchester United manager] Alex Ferguson came in for me but I wouldn’t leave and I said to the chairman ‘have we got ambition at the club?’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He said, “Don’t worry, we are injecting a lot of money and we are going to go for it”.‘I stayed and the rest is history – Dennis [Bergkamp] came and Nicolas Anelka, [Patrick] Vieira, Manu [Emmanuel Petit], Robert Pires – we had five World Cup winners in the team.’‘It is a completely different club today and I think recruitment at Arsenal for a good few years has not been great.‘Now we seem to be selling our best players and you are never going to recruit a championship squad selling all your best players.’MORE: Willian responds to Arsenal transfer link and opens door for Chelsea exitMORE: Philippe Senderos explains how Arsene Wenger persuaded him to join Arsenal over Man UtdFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 May 2020 1:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link970Shares