FLASH SPECIAL: Bonus Material From Audra McDonald's PBS Concert Just Released!
Five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway icon Audra McDonald presented an absolutely spectacular PBS concert as the conclusion of this year's 2012-2013 Live From Lincoln Center series on PBS with Audra McDonald: GO BACK HOME last Friday night, and, now, the official PBS site is offering even more material from the special that did not make the TV cut due to time constraints.
In the many clips generously just released by PBS, McDonald performs a vast amount of fantastic material, including songs from CRAIGSLISTERLIEDER, SONGS FROM A NEW WORLD, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, RAISIN, DUMBO and more.
Additionally, the full concert at Avery Fisher Hall as presented last month included "Edelweiss" from Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC (featured on her new solo album, GO BACK HOME), as well as some Michael John LaChiusa specialty material.
View the deleted songs from Audra McDonald: GO BACK HOME below. They're super spicy!
First up, she performs two songs from CRAIGSLISTLIEDER, a song cycle in eight movements by Gregory Kahane - "You Looked Sexy" and "Two Years Ago", following a short introduction.
Next, McDonald takes on Irving Berlin, with ANNIE GET YOUR GUN'S "Moonshine Lullaby".
Following that, witness McDonald with material from the musical RAISIN (based on Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, for which McDonald won a 2004 Tony Award) and Disney's DUMBO, both beautiful lullabies.
Finally, McDonald offers a heartfelt favorite with a moving rendition of "My Buddy".
BONUS: Just for fun, check out this rapid-fire interview with the charismatic star.
Additionally, if you missed it, here is the entire concert as broadcast on Friday night.
So, what was your favorite performance by Ms. McDonald in the actual PBS cut of the GO BACK HOME special? Furthermore, which is your favorite out of all these sensational excised musical moments? What an overwhelming wealth of talent to behold - and great clips, too!
Photo Credit: PBS