Drama and musical events on stage


New Rep

New Repertory Theater 2020 Season

Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grill
a biographical play with iconic music
by Lanie Robertson

  • August Wilson’s FENCES

Mar 28th – April 19th | select your seats

It’s 1959 in a bar in South Philadelphia for one of Billie Holiday’s final performances before her untimely death. At an intimate evening with Billie and her pianist, Holiday’s most famous songs are interlaced with reminiscences from her life, told with her unique, salty humor. Featuring “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” and “Strange Fruit”, this biographical play with music by Lanie Robertson tells the incredible story of an icon who consistently battled racism, abuse, and addiction for her chance to sing.

Lady Day at Emerson Bar and Grill is coming soon, a New Rep  production
Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill photo by New Rep staff

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Book & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado. Music by Galt MacDermot


NEW REP theater production of HAIR

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With MacDermot’s groundbreaking music and the show’s progressive themes, Hair revolutionized musical theatre as Broadway’s first rock musical in 1968. Emerging from the hippie counter-culture of the 1960s, Rado and Ragni’s story shows a tribe’s journey toward finding their voices in a time of political upheaval, and their use of sex and drugs to evade reality. Featuring the smash hits ‘Aquarius’ and ‘Let the Sunshine In’, this award-winning show is certain to be a nostalgic and groovy experience.