Audra McDonald News

Date of Birth: July 03, 1970 (46)
Birth Place: Berlin, GERMANY
Gender: Female
Seth Rudetsky Reveals How He Organized Broadway's Best for DNC PerformanceSeth Rudetsky Reveals How He Organized Broadway's Best for DNC Performance
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 30, 2016

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley explain how they managed to bring some of the biggest names in theater together for a performance of 'What the World Needs Now' at this week's Democratic National Convention. (more...)

Bid To Meet Audra McDonald, Will Swenson & Seth Rudetsky, Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDSBid To Meet Audra McDonald, Will Swenson & Seth Rudetsky, Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers a chance to meet Audra McDonald, Will Swenson & Seth Rudetsky after their concert in Provincetown. (more...)

VIDEO: Shaina Taub Sings Powerful Gun Violence Plea 'When' at  City Center Encores! Off-Center JAMBOREEVIDEO: Shaina Taub Sings Powerful Gun Violence Plea 'When' at City Center Encores! Off-Center JAMBOREE
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

The 'half-lament, half-rallying cry' was originally written in response to the Sandy Hook shootings. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Roshunda Jones Talks the Joys and Pains of Bringing 'LADY DAY' to LifeBWW Interview: Director Roshunda Jones Talks the Joys and Pains of Bringing 'LADY DAY' to Life
by Katricia Lang - Jul 29, 2016

Billie Holiday knew what a little moonlight can do. Do you? Allow The Bayou Theatre Company to enlighten you with its production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL. (more...)

VIDEOS: Silliness Ensues as Darren Criss and Brian Stokes Mitchell Warm Up For DNC PerformanceVIDEOS: Silliness Ensues as Darren Criss and Brian Stokes Mitchell Warm Up For DNC Performance
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2016

Some backstage fun before the big moment to deliver an important message. (more...)

Justin Guarini, Michele Ragusa and Euan Morton to Lead New Musical CAKE OFF at Bucks County PlayhouseJustin Guarini, Michele Ragusa and Euan Morton to Lead New Musical CAKE OFF at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Broadway, television and film star Justin Guarini returns to Bucks County Playhouse when he joins Tony nominee Euan Morton, Barrymore winner Michele Ragusa and newcomer Aidan J. Lawrence at Bucks County Playhouse for 'Cake Off,' a new musical by Sheri Wilner, Julia Jordan and Adam Gwon. 'Cake Off', directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, will preview on August 19, with opening night August 20 and run through September 10, 2016. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Audra McDonald Schools Fox's Bill O'Reilly On The Realities of SlaveryAudra McDonald Schools Fox's Bill O'Reilly On The Realities of Slavery
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

One of Broadway's great performers reacts to the suggestion of any decent treatment of people who were forced into slavery. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Teases Tonight's SubCulture Gig With Shaina Taub; Hints at Something Big For SeptemberJason Robert Brown Teases Tonight's SubCulture Gig With Shaina Taub; Hints at Something Big For September
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

The show will include the two songwriters doing arrangements of each other's work. (more...)

Broadway Icon Kristin Chenoweth to Perform on Martha's Vineyard, Provincetown This AugustBroadway Icon Kristin Chenoweth to Perform on Martha's Vineyard, Provincetown This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth, star of Broadway's original 'Wicked' and Tony-winner for 'You're A Good Man Charlie Brown,' star of TV's 'Glee' and Emmy-winner for 'Pushing Daisies,' will perform solo shows for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard on August 14 at 6pm for one show only, and at Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on August 16 for two shows at 6pm and 8:30pm. (more...)

Steve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old GlobeSteve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Old Globe today announced that, due to popular demand, another additional week has been added to the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, which will now play July 30 - September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... SHUFFLE ALONG Takes Final Bow TonightBWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... SHUFFLE ALONG Takes Final Bow Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2016

SHUFFLE ALONG will play its final Broadway performance today, July 24, 2016, the day six-time Tony-winning star Audra McDonald was already set to depart the production for a multi-month maternity leave. SHUFFLE ALONG began performances on March 15, 2016 and officially opened on April 28 at the Music Box Theatre. It will have played 38 previews and 100 regular performances by the time it ends. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's Broadway journey! (more...)

Audra McDonald, Joshua Henry, Danielle Brooks & More Join BROADWAY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTERAudra McDonald, Joshua Henry, Danielle Brooks & More Join BROADWAY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The event will take place August 1st at Columbia University's Lerner Hall. The event The show will begin at 8:30. Admission is free and open to the public. (more...)

VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Proceeds from the love anthem will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

Bid To Meet Kristin Chenoweth at Martha's Vineyard, Support Vineyard Arts ProjectBid To Meet Kristin Chenoweth at Martha's Vineyard, Support Vineyard Arts Project
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Meet the fabulous Broadway star as she performs in this summer's 'Broadway on the Vineyard' concert series. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Broadway Wants You - No, Really, It Wants YouBWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Broadway Wants You - No, Really, It Wants You
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Jul 20, 2016

Whip out every drop of skill acquired from those Reading Comprehension lessons in Lit Class, my friends. I want to ask you to analyze the words of the title. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016
by - Jul 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Andy Mientus Join Laura Michelle Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon & More in RAGTIME on Ellis IslandBrian Stokes Mitchell and Andy Mientus Join Laura Michelle Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon & More in RAGTIME on Ellis Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Ragtime On Ellis Island just announced that Tony Award winner and Original Broadway cast member Brian Stokes Mitchell (Shuffle Along, Man of La Mancha) and acclaimed stage and television star Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening, Les Miserables) have joined the lineup of the highly anticipated site-specific developmental concert on Monday, August 8. The all-star cast, directed by Sammi Cannold (Violet on a moving bus at A.R.T; Assistant Director for Diane Paulus & Rachel Chavkin), will perform a selection of songs from the Tony Award-winning musical that features music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally. The concert is being presented by Suzanne Friedman with an eye towards an immersive, full production of the acclaimed American musical on Ellis Island in 2017. (more...)

Matthew Morrison Joins Broadway at Town Hall Concert Series in Provincetown on August 7thMatthew Morrison Joins Broadway at Town Hall Concert Series in Provincetown on August 7th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Matthew Morrison 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." He will make his anticipated concert debut in the critically acclaimed Broadway @ Town Hall series, at Provincetown's Town Hall on Sunday, August 7 at 6:30 PM, with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

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