Audra McDonald News

Date of Birth: July 03, 1970 (46)
Birth Place: Berlin, GERMANY
Gender: Female
Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting MondayGo Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 22nd, 2017 - 1984 Opens on Broadway and More!BWW Morning Brief June 22nd, 2017 - 1984 Opens on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: 1984, starring Olivia Wilde, Tom Sturridge and Reed Birney, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

Alan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County PlayhouseAlan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse has announced the world premiere production of a new musical, 'Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story.' The musical will begin performances on September 12 and run through October 1, with an official opening night on September 16. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton in Sensual New Trailer for HELLO AGAINVIDEO: Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton in Sensual New Trailer for HELLO AGAIN
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Below, check out an all-new steamy trailer for HELLO AGAIN, starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. (more...)

Nick Adams to Lead ON THE TOWN at The Gateway in Bellport VillageNick Adams to Lead ON THE TOWN at The Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

On the Town, The 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best New Musical Revival opens at The Gateway in Bellport Village on Wednesday, June 28 and runs through July 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Audra McDonald in 'LADY DAY' in the West EndPhoto Flash: New Shots of Audra McDonald in 'LADY DAY' in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

This summer, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, will be making her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - get a look a new photos of Audra in action below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 19th, 2017 - Angela Lansbury in THE CHALK GARDEN and More!BWW Morning Brief June 19th, 2017 - Angela Lansbury in THE CHALK GARDEN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Angela Lansbury leads The Acting Company's benefit reading of THE CHALK GARDEN, and Rosie O'Donnell emcees a star-studded reading of HOLLYWOOD NURSES! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Audra McDonald In West End LADY DAY!Photo Flash: First Look At Audra McDonald In West End LADY DAY!
by Ana Maria Wiggins - Jun 18, 2017

This summer, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, will be making her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - get a first look at Audra in action below!  (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's A ROUNDABOUT ROAD TO BROADWAY Wins Top Honors from Four AwardsRoundabout Theatre Company's A ROUNDABOUT ROAD TO BROADWAY Wins Top Honors from Four Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced the 22-minute film A Roundabout Road to Broadway, directed by Andrew Lawton, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the not-for-profit theatre company has won top honors from the AVA Digital Awards, the Telly Awards, the Hermes Creative Awards and the Creative International Awards. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 16th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U and More!BWW Morning Brief June 16th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U sizzles at the Hammerstein Ballroom this Sunday! (more...)

Audra McDonald to Chair NYMF 2017; Lesli Margherita and More to Star!Audra McDonald to Chair NYMF 2017; Lesli Margherita and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald (Shuffle Along; Ragtime; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) as 2017 NYMF Honorary Chair. (more...)

Photo Flash: Audra McDonald Auditions Pooches for 'LADY DAY' Companion in LondonPhoto Flash: Audra McDonald Auditions Pooches for 'LADY DAY' Companion in London
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Audra McDonald and director Lonny Price recently held auditions for the dog that will appear onstage with the actress as Billie Holiday's pup in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, which begins previews this Saturday at Wyndham's Theatre, London. Scroll down for some adorable photos! (more...)

BWW Review: The Theatre High of hearing John Bucchino play IT'S ONLY LIFEBWW Review: The Theatre High of hearing John Bucchino play IT'S ONLY LIFE
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 13, 2017

I'm sorry if you missed Art-In-Relation's production of IT'S ONLY LIFE this past weekend because you missed hearing a remarkable musician play his own magnificent songs in a tiny 50-seat theater. To have that luxury is a rare occurrence, even for a city like Los Angeles. It was a breathtaking evening with the composer at the piano expressing, as only one who has written a song truly can, the most intimate nuances of a piece. For a lover of music, it was transcendent. (more...)

Michael Cerveris to Kick off Broadway @ The Art House Series This JulyMichael Cerveris to Kick off Broadway @ The Art House Series This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, kicks off the seventh consecutive season of his smash hit Broadway @ The Art House concert series with two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris for two shows only on July 1 and 2, with series host Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Varla Jean Merman Returns to Provincetown with Brand New Show BAD HEROINEVarla Jean Merman Returns to Provincetown with Brand New Show BAD HEROINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The United States is tripping, so what do we need to keep us from hitting rock bottom? Bad heroine! Drag superstar (and recent parolee) Varla Jean Merman's new show pays tribute to the inspiring women who have inspired her to think about becoming inspirational. Will Varla Jean be an inspiration...or end up on Intervention? Make tracks to this year's most addictive comedy cabaret! International chanteuse and perennial P-Town prima donna Varla Jean Merman brings her brand new show "Bad Heroine" to The Art House in Provincetown from June 23 through September 1. The show is directed by Michael Schiralli, written by Jeffery Roberson and Jacques Lamarre, with additional material by Ricky Graham and also features Gerald Goode and Brian Johnston.  For Tickets and information, please visit http://ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson Star in Playing on Air's A MAN OF HIS TIME PodcastSam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson Star in Playing on Air's A MAN OF HIS TIME Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Claudia Catania, founder and Artistic Director of Playing on Air, has announced the release of Playing on Air's 50th podcast: acclaimed actors Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson starring in Kate T. Billingsley 's A Man of His Time, directed by Estelle Parsons. A Man of His Time is now available for streaming and download along with Playing on Air's entire archive. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 9th, 2017 - It's Tonys Weekend!BWW Morning Brief June 9th, 2017 - It's Tonys Weekend!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: NAPOLI, BROOKLN begins previews Off-Broadway tonight, and (perhaps more importantly) Kevin Spacey hosts the 71st Annual Tony Awards on Sunday night! (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Transforms to Pop Diva in HELLO AGAIN Music VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald Transforms to Pop Diva in HELLO AGAIN Music Video
by Movies News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is transformed into a pop diva in the new music video for the song “Beyond the Moon,” from the upcoming film HELLO AGAIN. The song was written specifically for McDonald for the film (more...)

Photo Flash: Hal Prince, Audra McDonald, and More Inducted Into Lincoln Center Performing Arts Hall of FamePhoto Flash: Hal Prince, Audra McDonald, and More Inducted Into Lincoln Center Performing Arts Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Last night at Alice Tully Hall, The Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center held its first-ever induction ceremony and gala. The inaugural class of honorees included legendary artists Plácido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, Leontyne Price, Harold Prince, and Louis Armstrong. The event also honored Lincoln Center's founding members, whose spirit of innovation made Lincoln Center possible. Hosted by CBS's Norah O'Donnell, the-one-night only exclusive celebration raised $1.1 million for the 10 arts organizations of Lincoln Center. (more...)

Theatreworks USA to Premiere PETE THE CAT Musical Off-Broadway This SummerTheatreworks USA to Premiere PETE THE CAT Musical Off-Broadway This Summer
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jun 7, 2017

This summer, Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of the new musical PETE THE CAT. It will begin performances on July 19 and run through August 18, with its benefit opening on July 25 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets). (more...)

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