Audra McDonald News

Also Credited As:
  • Audra Ann McDonald

  • Date Of Birth:
    July 03, 1970 (44)
    Birth Place:
    Berlin, GERMANY
    Gender:
    Female
    THE PHANTOMS.UNMASKED! Set for Union County Performing Arts Center, 10/18
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

    The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ, presents the World Premiere of the National Touring Concert Attraction, THE PHANTOMS.UNMASKED!, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8 PM, a Gala Benefit evening celebrating the performing arts center's 86th Anniversary. (more...)

    UPDATE: Audra McDonald 'Considering' Role in HELLO AGAIN Film Adaptation; No Deal in Place
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

    Despite previous reports, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald's involvement in the film adaptation of Michael John LaChuisa's HELLO AGAIN is not yet a done deal. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Inside Look at SWEENEY TODD- Performing for Sondheim; Airs 9/26 on PBS
    by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2014

    SWEENEY TODD airs on PBS stations on Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET. Audra McDonald serves as host. The acclaimed, sold-out production stars Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. In the video below, the cast chats about the thrill of learning that Sondheim himself was in the crowd! (more...)

    Emerson Theatre Collaborative to Present HOUR FARTHER, 10/3-4
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

    Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 9/18/14 - LOVE LETTERS, FOUND, TAIL! SPIN! and THE MUSIC MAN!
    by Jessica Showers - Sep 18, 2014

    Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: LOVE LETTERS welcomes its first duo to the Broadway stage tonight, Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy take THE MUSIC MAN on tour, TAIL! SPIN!, FOUND and ALMOST HOME begin off-Broadway and more! (more...)

    Audra McDonald to Star in Film Version of Sexual Tryst-Themed Musical HELLO AGAIN
    by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

    The uber-talented star is set to appear in a film version of a musical titled HELLO AGAIN, which Friedman describes as a look into 'sexual trysts set over several generations.' (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Inside Look at SWEENEY TODD with Bryn Terfel; Airs 9/26 on PBS
    by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2014

    SWEENEY TODD airs on PBS stations on Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET. Audra McDonald serves as host. The acclaimed, sold-out production stars Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. In the video below, Bryn Terfel describes the joys and challenges of performing the title role. (more...)

    MYTHOS, Showcasing Music from Stage, TV, Film & More, Set for 92Y, 10/6
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

    Classical and Broadway musician Peter Sachon and Carbon Cello Productions, in conjunction with New York Comic Con 2014 and the first annual New York Super Week Festival, will present a unique concert experience, MYTHOS, a showcase of great music from across the spectrum of modern orchestral genres - music from the concert stage, television and film, and video games - featuring the all-star orchestra The Third Estate, conducted by Grammy Award nominee, Austin Wintory, composer of Journey , as well as vocalists from Choral Chameleon. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Lincoln Center's Own SWEENEY TODD, Bryn Terfel, Takes on Opera v. Musical Argument
    by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2014

    Is Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD an opera or a musical? Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, who recently starred in Lincoln Center's production, gives his take in the video below, released in anticipation of the Live From Lincoln Center special. Check it out below! (more...)

    Marin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse This Month
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

    Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser are thrilled to welcome the addition of Broadway's beloved Marin Mazzie to the cast of GETTING TO KNOW YOU: An Enchanted Evening of Oscar Hammerstein II, the Saturday night benefit concert of the inaugural Oscar Hammerstein Festival. (more...)

    Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

    On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

    Read Melissa Rivers Humorous & Moving Eulogy for Joan Rivers
    by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

    According to many in attendance, the highlight of the service was a moving and humorous eulogy, delvered by Rivers' daughter Melissa. (more...)

    Joan Rivers to Appear on Upcoming Season of NBC's CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
    by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

    Joan Rivers will appear on the next season of NBC's celeb reality series CELEBRITY APPRENTICE. The late comedian filmed guest apperances on two episodes of the series prior to her death last week at the age of 81. (more...)

    Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

    Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

    Seth Rudetsky to Release New 'BROADWAY DIARY' this Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

    Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of famed Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky's first book in a new series titled Seth's Broadway Diary featuring "hi-lairous" stories from such Broadway greats as Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Raul Esparza, Jonathan Groff and more. Seth's Broadway Diary, the first in a multivolume collection, can be pre-ordered by visiting Dress Circle Publishing and will officially release on October 22, 2014. (more...)

    UPDATE: Roundabout Theatres to Dim Lights for Joan Rivers; Tally Up to 10
    by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

    Now, the list is up to 10 theatres, with the Roundabout Theatre Company announcing that its three theatres (The American Airlines, Studio 54 and the Stephen Sondheim Theatre) will dim their lights as well. (more...)

    UPDATE: Helen Hayes to Dim Lights in Honor of Joan Rivers; Petition to Reverse B'Way League Decision Up to Nearly 5K Signatures
    by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

    The Helen Hayes Theater, where Rivers starred in 1994's 'Sally Marr ... and Her Escorts,' will also dim its lights on Tuesday evening. (more...)

    UPDATE: Disney Joins Jujamcyn in Dimming Theatre Marquee for Joan Rivers
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

    Disney joined Jujamcyn in honoring the late comic by announcing that tonight they will dim the lights of the New Amesterdam theater's marquee, home of their current hit musical ALADDIN, in honor of Rivers. (more...)

    VIDEO: Joy Behar Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers: '[She] Abhorred Political Correctness'
    by TV News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

    On ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, Joy Behar spoke about her relationship with late comedian Joan Rivers. The two funny ladies not only worked together on 'The View,' but were friends off camera as well. (more...)

    Beth Leavel & Alexander Gemignani to Headline FPAC's 2014 Gala and Grand Opening at THE BLACK BOX
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

    Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) debuts a transformative new performance and event venue, raising the curtain on THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin. FPAC kicks off the company's premiere season in its new home with a grand-opening weekend September 20-22 to introduce the theater and event space to the community. Anchoring a series of signature events, FPAC's annual Gala will be held on Saturday, September 20 at 6 p.m. featuring silent and live auctions, inspired cuisine by Artistry Catering and Events, and dancing until midnight. The evening's entertainment presents a special, one-night-only performance by guest artists Beth Leavel, renowned Broadway veteran and TonyŽ Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone, and Alexander Gemignani, Broadway's acclaimed Jean Valjean (Les Miserables) and Billy Flynn (Chicago). (more...)

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