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Audra is a distinguished graduate of San Diego State University?s Television, Film and New Media Production program, where she earned two Student Emmys. She also received an Emmy for her work as producer of 10-4 San Diego. Audra is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild.
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LAST 30 DAYS
December 3, 2014
Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper, present the first national tour of Kinky Boots, currently playing at San Francisco's SHN Orpheum Theatre. Below, go behind the scenes of the show with BroadwayWorld's Audra Stafford and Darius Harper!BWW TV: Follow JERSEY BOYS From Broadway to the Big Screen
June 25, 2014
JERSEY BOYS got its start at the La Jolla Playhouse. In this video feature, BroadwayWorld correspondent Audra Stafford shows how the show went from a basement, to Broadway and now, the big screen!BWW TV: Sneak Peek at MICKEY AND THE MAGICAL MAP in Disneyland
June 6, 2013
Mickey Mouse and a cast of beloved Disney characters will embark on a series of musical adventures through the magical powers of a sorcerer's map in 'Mickey and the Magical Map,' the all-new live show at the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland Park. Check out the video below!BWW TV: Behind-the-Scenes of BILLY ELLIOT Tour in San Diego
May 9, 2013
BILLY ELLIOT performed at the San Diego Civil Theatre from April 30th - May 5th, 2013. BWW's correspondent, Audra Stafford has a behind-the-scenes look at some of the cast. Watch the video below!BWW TV: Exclusive Interviews with Maroulis & Cox; Behind the Scenes and More of JEKYLL & HYDE
December 20, 2012
JEKYLL & HYDE, the international musical sensation will return to Broadway in Spring 2013 following a 25-week National Tour. The tour launched at San Diego's Civic Theatre in San Diego, California on October 2, and stars Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis in the title dual role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, alongside Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox as Lucy. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive intereviews and behind the scenes with our own correspondent, Audra Stafford.BWW TV Exclusive: Lea Salonga Talks Upcoming LES MIS Movie, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman & More!
December 7, 2012
Our own BWW Correspondent, Audra Stafford, had an exclusive interview with Lea Salonga, who played both Eponine and Fantine in both Broadway and concert productions of the legendary musical. Check out the video below! BWW TV: Exclusive Interview with Cathy Rigby and Behind-the-Scenes of PETER PAN
November 30, 2012
Cathy Rigby brings back the magic of a little bit of faith, trust and pixie dust in PETER PAN. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive intereviews and behind the scenes with our own correspondent, Audra Stafford. Check it out below!BWW TV: Exclusive Interviews with Maroulis & Cox; Behind the Scenes and More of JEKYLL & HYDE
November 7, 2012
JEKYLL & HYDE, the international musical sensation will return to Broadway in Spring 2013 following a 25-week National Tour. The tour launched at San Diego's Civic Theatre in San Diego, California on October 2, and stars Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis in the title dual role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, alongside Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox as Lucy. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive intereviews and behind the scenes with our own correspondent, Audra Stafford.BWW TV Exclusive: Telly Leung, Lea Salonga & George Takei Talk Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE at the Old Globe
September 27, 2012
The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical, an epic story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese American internment of World War II. As previously announced, television and film icon George Takei, Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga and Broadway favorite Telly Leung head up The cast. Our own BroadwayWorld correspondent, Audra Stafford, gives you exclusive interviews with Telly Leung, Lea Salogna and George Takei.BWW TV: Behind-the-Scenes of MEMPHIS at the Pantages Theatre
August 6, 2012
MEMPHIS is currently playing at the Pentages Theatre in Hollywood, CA through August 12, 2012. The story is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, MEMPHIS, which played pre-Broadway at the La Jolla Playhouse, features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).BWW TV: Inside Look at Cirque du Soleil's KÀ at MGM Grand
August 1, 2012
K by Cirque du Soleil is an unprecedented theatrical event. A masterpiece in storytelling, K uses acrobatic performances, the thrills and action of martial arts techniques from all over the world, plus innovations in puppetry and multimedia to tell the epic tale of twins on a perilous journey to fulfill their shared destiny. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the production. Check out the video below.BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of the Old Globe's NOBODY LOVES YOU!
May 29, 2012
The Old Globe is currently featuring the World Premiere of Nobody Loves You, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Gaby Alter and book and lyrics by Itamar Moses set in the world of reality television. The cast of Nobody Loves You features Jenni Barber (Jenny), Alex Brightman (Chazz, Dominic, Evan), Heath Calvert (Byron), Kate Morgan Chadwick (Samantha, Bonnie), Adam Kantor (Jeff), Kelsey Kurz (Christian, Steve), Nicole Lewis (Tanya, Nina, Zenobia) and Lauren Molina (Megan). In the video below, BroadwayWorld's own Audra Stafford goes behind the scenes of the new production. Check it out below!BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM!
May 3, 2012
Robert Lepage's newest Cirque du Soleil creation TOTEM, now playing in San Diego, features never-before-seen images of evolution through acrobatics and state-of-the-art projections. BroadwayWorld correspondant Audra Stafford goes behind the scenes of the show below!BWW TV: Artistic Director Tim Smith Talks Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM!
April 5, 2012
Robert Lepage's newest Cirque du Soleil creation TOTEM, now on tour in California, features never-before-seen images of evolution through acrobatics and state-of-the-art projections. Artistic Director Tim Smith recently spoke to BroadwayWorld correspondant Audra Stafford about all things TOTEM and everything behind-the-scenes show at San Diego's Hotel Indigo. TOTEM opens in San Diego on April 25 and will make stops in Boston and Washington, D.C. this summer.BWW TV: James Cromwell on Starring in THE ARTIST
February 3, 2012
The Artist is a 2011 French comedy-drama film directed by Michel Hazanavicius, starring Jean Dujardin and Brnice Bejo. The story takes place in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932 and focuses on a declining film star and a rising actress, as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies. Most of the film itself is silent; it was produced in black-and-white, and has received wide praise from critics and many accolades. Dujardin won the Best Actor Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where the film premiered.BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of OVO in Santa Monica!
January 27, 2012
Cirque du Soleil has returned to the Santa Monica Pier with its critically-acclaimed OVO. The production opened on Friday, January 20, 2012 fand will run for a limited engagement through March 11, 2012 under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (big top). BroadwayWorld correspondant Audra Stafford was on hand for the show's opening night and takes you inside the spectacle below!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater Talk SOME LOVERS at The Old Globe!
December 2, 2011
w musical with book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Steven Sater and music by Academy and Grammy Award-winning legend Burt Bacharach. Directed by Will Frears with music supervision by Lon Hoyt and choreography by Denis Jones, Some Lovers will run through Dec. 31 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. The production will celebrate its official opening night on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld reporter Audra Stafford recently sat down with the show's famed creators to talk about all things 'Lovers'. Click below to hear from Bacharach and Sater!BWW TV: Catching Up with COME FLY AWAY's Marceea Moreno!
November 14, 2011
BroadwayWorld correspondant Audra Stafford caught up with COME FLY AWAY cast member (and San Diego native) Marceea Moreno for what it's like touring with the production. BWW TV: All Aboard Backstage at ANYTHING GOES - Adam Godley Shows You How the Company Preps for Curtain!
October 2, 2011
As previously reported, Roundabout Theatre Company recently announced a new block of tickets now on-sale through April 29th, 2012 for their Tony-winning production of Anything Goes. It was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, July 31st, 2011. The production currently stars 2011 Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as 'Reno Sweeney' and Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as 'Moonface Martin,' and is directed and choreographed by 2011 Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Recently, BroadwayWorld checked in with the production to scope out the backstage scene. Click below for a tour of Anything Goes, guided by the show's resident funnyman, Adam Godley, as the company preps for curtain!STAGE TUBE: Steffanie Leigh on Playing Mary Poppins on Tour!
August 19, 2011
MARY POPPINS, part of Broadway/San Diego's 2011-2012 35th Anniversary Season, is playing through Sunday, August 21st, at the San Diego Civic Theatre. With four productions currently running on three continents, MARY POPPINS is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years. Worldwide to date, the six productions of the show have grossed over $521 million, welcomed 7 million guests and cumulatively run 11.5 years. The musical is the winner of 36 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony, Olivier and Evening Standard awards. In the video below, Mary Poppins herself, Steffanie Leigh chats about taking on the iconic role.
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