If Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is deemed a play by the Tony Administration Committee (and that’s a big IF), five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will have a shot at the one performance category in which she has not yet won a Tony Award: Leading Actress in a Play.

But is Lady Day a play or musical? That’s the question. The show is clearly being positioned as a play: the press release explicitly calls it a “play with music,” and a production spokesperson confirmed to Broadway.com that the producers would like it considered in the Best Play Revival category.

Leave it to the star to keep everything in perspective when it comes to awards. “I can’t even think about it,” McDonald told Broadway.com. “I just want to remember my lines.”

To read the complete article, visit Broadway.com.


Similar Posts