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 Authorities are investigating a pair of armed home invasions three days apart, including one in which a suspect was arrested for allegedly stabbing a woman, officials said.Thomas W. CummingsThomas Cummings, 47, of Freeport, knocked on his neighbor’s door and when she answered, he pushed his way inside, stabber her with a fork, then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed her with it at 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nassau County police said. Cummings then fled and the victim was treated for her injuries at a local hospital.First Squad detectives charged Cummings with first-degree burglary, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He was ordered held without bail and is due back in court Tuesday.Three days prior, three men broke down the door of a Gables Boulevard home in Setauket, demanded money from a victim, who believed the trio was armed with a gun, and stole jewelry and other items at 12:50 a.m. Aug. 16, Suffolk County police said.There were neither any arrests nor description of the suspects in that case. Detectives are continuing the investigation.
Press Association QPR owner Tony Fernandes wants Harry Redknapp to remain in charge at Loftus Road if the club are relegated. Rangers’ Barclays Premier League future is looking bleak ahead of Sunday’s clash with Wigan as they sit seven points adrift of safety with only seven matches remaining. Speculation will shroud Redknapp’s position should they slip into the npower Championship, but Fernandes told London Call-In: “I want stability more than anything. I wanted it with Neil Warnock and Mark Hughes, so it’s third time lucky with Harry. I think he is the man.” He went on: “We understand each other well and he knows how committed the shareholders are. “He has a great coaching staff and philosophy – he’s a fantastic man and I would love to keep him as long as he wants to stay.” Fernandes has confirmed there will be departures from Rangers regardless of what happens over the coming seven games. “We will have to sit down with Harry and discuss who we want to keep and who would go,” he said. “Obviously there will be players that will go regardless of if we stay up or go down. We want players who can give a lot to the club for a long time. “I do see players going, but we do have the nucleus of a good squad now which we have had to rebuild. “Every single player who has left QPR has not stayed in the Premier League and I think that shows how much rebuilding we had to do.”