Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill has been postponed as the show’s star Audra McDonald has announced that she and her husband, actor Will Swenson, are expecting a baby. The couple married in 2012. While this is their first child together, she is mother to a daughter, and he is father to two sons, from their previous marriages.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill had been due to run at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 25th June to 3rd September 2016, with a press night on 5th July. Plans for revised dates will be announced soon.
Speaking from New York where she is currently starring in the Broadway production of Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, Audra McDonald said:“Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead to pregnancy? Will and I are completely surprised—and elated—to be expecting a new addition to our family. I am so very grateful to everyone in New York and London for allowing me to rearrange my schedule to accommodate this little miracle. Of course, I’m disappointed I have to postpone my West End debut in Lady Day, but I look forward to rescheduling as soon as possible.”