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Audra McDonald News

Date of Birth: July 03, 1970 (46)
Birth Place: Berlin, GERMANY
Gender: Female
MasterVoices Presents ST. JOHN PASSION At Carnegie Hall, 2/9MasterVoices Presents ST. JOHN PASSION At Carnegie Hall, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Well-Strung Joins New York City Gay Men's Chorus, at Town Hall in New York CityWell-Strung Joins New York City Gay Men's Chorus, at Town Hall in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Well-Strung, the Singing String Quartet will be the special guests for New York City Gay Men's Chorus' "Xmas and Chill" concert at Town Hall on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 PM. In NYCGMC's own words, the concert "will feature some of the coolest arrangements of holiday favorites, spine-tingling traditional choral pieces, many other fabulous performances, filled with the spirit of the season." Xmas & Chill promises to be "the ultimate holiday date night for the whole city, warm-hearted, funny, nostalgic, uplifting, and always with an incredible sound, this is guaranteed to be the one holiday show in NYC that truly sleighs." For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.nycgmc.org/xmas-and-chill/ (more...)

Matthew Morrison Kicks Off 'Broadway Up Close' Series in PhiladelphiaMatthew Morrison Kicks Off 'Broadway Up Close' Series in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Four of Broadway's biggest names will come to Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the second season of the "Broadway Up Close" series hosted by SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky, the man The New York Times called the 'Mayor of Broadway.'  The series is produced by Mark Cortale and first up is Matthew Morrison, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for "Light in the Piazza" and Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his starring role in the hit TV series "Glee" for one show only on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 PM. Other stars appearing in the series this season will be Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar Vanessa Williams on Jan. 21, followed by Alice Ripley, Tony Award winner for "Next to Normal" on May 6, and last but not least, living legend and a two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera on June 3. (more...)

Gavin Creel, Matthew Morrison and Andrea Martin to Join Seth Rudetsky's Fort Lauderdale Concert SeriesGavin Creel, Matthew Morrison and Andrea Martin to Join Seth Rudetsky's Fort Lauderdale Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," this unique series returns this winter to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Parker Playhouse with three new concert dates for the 2016-17 season produced by Mark Cortale. Kicking off the season is Broadway's Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star "The Book of Mormon and star of "She Loves Me" performing on December 30 at 8:00 PM, immediately prior to his return to Broadway where he will co-star with Bette Midler in "Hello Dolly!." He is followed by Matthew Morrison, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for "Light in the Piazza" and Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his starring role in the hit TV series "Glee" on February 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM, and comedy legend Andrea Martin, star of TV's SCTV and two-time Tony Award winner for the Broadway revival of "Pippin" and "My Favorite Year," on April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM.  (more...)

Will Swenson and Beth Leavel to Lead Reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUISCALWill Swenson and Beth Leavel to Lead Reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUISCAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following its recent critically acclaimed premier at the North Carolina Stage Company this past May, BNW DEVELOPMENTAL, LLC will present a private developmental reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL in Midtown Manhattan early December 2016.    (more...)

Theresa McCarthy Directs Charles L. Mee's THE TROJAN WOMEN 2.0Theresa McCarthy Directs Charles L. Mee's THE TROJAN WOMEN 2.0
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Wagner College Theatre brings a new adaptation of a Greek classic to Stage One when The Trojan Women 2.0 by Charles L. Mee with performances November 29 - December 4. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ted Sperling on Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert at SF SymphonyBWW Interview: Ted Sperling on Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - Nov 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld spoke with conductor Ted Sperling about his upcoming concert with Laura Osnes and the San Francisco Symphony. They will be performing selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. (more...)

Limited Run Alert! Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins Set for CAROUSEL at English National OperaLimited Run Alert! Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins Set for CAROUSEL at English National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star for the first time together in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

BWW Interview: Leslie Jackson of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on TourBWW Interview: Leslie Jackson of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Nov 23, 2016

With ROGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA playing to sold-out audiences on their current North American Tour, it's no wonder so many have been singing the praises of the fantastic cast who is working hard to entertain. As the tour continues, it will soon be making a stop in Austin, Texas to thrill theater goers at Bass Concert Hall. Leslie Jackson currently plays the role of Marie and is excited to return to the state of Texas where she was raised to perform in this iconic musical that has been loved by so many. BWW caught up with Leslie as she continues to enjoy the part and share her talents with so many. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Film Becomes No. 1 Documentary Nationwide, Extends After NYC PremiereMERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Film Becomes No. 1 Documentary Nationwide, Extends After NYC Premiere
by Movies News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Atlas Media's Merrily We Roll Along documentary, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened - a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look at the 'then' and 'now' of perhaps Stephen Sondheim's most beloved work - scored in its first weekend of limited release on just two screens in New York City, with strong ticket sales at both NYC. (more...)

Cheryl Strayed, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Songwriting Festival and More Slated for The Public's Spring Forum LineupCheryl Strayed, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Songwriting Festival and More Slated for The Public's Spring Forum Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages. (more...)

Audra McDonald is Coming to CityRepAudra McDonald is Coming to CityRep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

CityRep will present Audra McDonald at the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater on the campus of Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 South May Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73159 for one night only, April 2nd 2017 at 7pm.  (more...)

Christine Ebersole to Launch Broadway @ The Nourse Concert Series This WinterChristine Ebersole to Launch Broadway @ The Nourse Concert Series This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Nourse concert series will return to San Francisco for the 2017 season. Kicking off the series will be Broadway star and two-time Tony winner for 'Grey Gardens' and '42nd Street' Christine Ebersole, on January 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

A WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMAS to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below This DecemberA WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMAS to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

On December 6 and 13 the foursome returns to New York with a "A Well-Strung Christmas" at Feinstein's / 54 Below. (more...)

Disney Junior Orders Fifth Season of Award-Winning Series DOC MCSTUFFINSDisney Junior Orders Fifth Season of Award-Winning Series DOC MCSTUFFINS
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Disney Junior has ordered a fifth season of its Peabody Award-winning hit DOC MCSTUFFINS. (more...)

Gavin Creel and RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Jinkx Monsoon to Perform at NOCCAGavin Creel and RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Jinkx Monsoon to Perform at NOCCA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The stars will continue to shine on New Orleans this season. Broadway's Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star "The Book of Mormon and star of "She Loves Me" will perform on December 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM.  Creel will perform with Sirius XM Radio host Seth Rudetsky at the piano, prior to his return to Broadway where he will co-star with Bette Midler in the Broadway revival of "Hello Dolly!"  (more...)

Chita Rivera, Alice Ripley, Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams Slated for BROADWAY UP CLOSE Series at Kimmel CenterChita Rivera, Alice Ripley, Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams Slated for BROADWAY UP CLOSE Series at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

After a successful first season, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2016-17 lineup for Broadway Up Close, hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky. Formerly known as the Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, the Broadway Up Close concert series will consist of four performances featuring renowned actors from the stage and screen. (more...)

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Audra McDonald at Center of SHUFFLE ALONG Insurance LawsuitAudra McDonald at Center of SHUFFLE ALONG Insurance Lawsuit
by Jessica Khan - Nov 14, 2016

Powerhouse Broadway couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson just welcomed their new baby girl into the world, and the Broadway community can't wait to see what kind of star she'll grow into. But in the midst of this joy, the producers of SHUFFLE ALONG, which McDonald departed early due to her surprise pregnancy at the age of 45, has sued its insurer Lloyd's of London for refusing to cover the losses caused by the Tony winner's exit. (more...)

Lonny Price to Direct World Premiere of COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT at HERE Arts CenterLonny Price to Direct World Premiere of COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

Staged Dreams is pleased to announce the world premiere of COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT, a new American play written by Tony Award nominee, Calvin Levels and directed by Tony Award nominee, Lonny Price. The play will be presented at Here's MainStage Theatre, located in New York's SoHo district. It runs December 2 thru 22, 2016 (more...)

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