Audra McDonald News

Date of Birth: July 03, 1970 (45)
Birth Place: Berlin, GERMANY
Gender: Female
SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Top 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle AwardsSHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Top 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The New York Drama Critics' Circle just announced its 2015-2016 Best Play and Best Musical: Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS and George C. Wolfe, Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's SHUFFLE ALONG, OR THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This MonthTwo-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, continues her acclaimed concert series "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM. Returning as special guests for this performance will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett and Broadway and nightclub Raun Ruffin star, who appeared in The Civil War. Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Michael John LaChiusa, Chuck Cooper & More Set for Symphony Space's Spring 2016 GalaVictoria Clark, Michael John LaChiusa, Chuck Cooper & More Set for Symphony Space's Spring 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Symphony Space will honor philanthropists Ted and Mary Jo Shen at their 2016 Spring Gala on May 9th. Hosted by James Naughton, the evening will feature performances by Victoria Clark, Lilli Cooper, Chuck Cooper, Ricky Ian Gordon, Michael John LaChiusa, Ted Sperling, Katie Thompson and many others. Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director at The Public Theater, will present the award to the Shens. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/4/2016 - TUCK EVERLASTING on TODAY and More!Broadway AM Report, 5/4/2016 - TUCK EVERLASTING on TODAY and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 4, 2016

Today's big news: Scott Coulter and Jessica Hendy headline THE QUENTIN TARANTINO SONGBOOK, the cast of TUCK EVERLASTING is performing on TODAY, and we're meeting with this year's Tony nominees, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Shows Class and Love After Tony Non-NominationTWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Shows Class and Love After Tony Non-Nomination
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2016

Despite not being nominated this year, six-time Tony winner is happy to celebrate. (more...)

HAMILTON bate el record con 16 nominaciones a los Premios TonyHAMILTON bate el record con 16 nominaciones a los Premios Tony
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 3, 2016

Hoy se han anunciado las nominaciones a la 70Ş Edicion de los Premios Tony y el musical HAMILTON ha batido el record con 16 nominaciones (more...)

They Were Robbed! Who Was Not Nominated for the Tony Awards?They Were Robbed! Who Was Not Nominated for the Tony Awards?
by BWW Special Coverage - May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony Award Nominations were announced earlier today, and while a select, talented few will spend the day celebrating their achievements, there are many who fell just short of a nod. (more...)

Alan Alda to Narrate Mozart Concert and More at 2016 Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival; Lineup Set!Alan Alda to Narrate Mozart Concert and More at 2016 Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

This summer, the 33rd season of Long Island's longest-running classical music festival comprises 13 concerts from July 31 to August 28, featuring the signature mix of renowned and up-and-coming artists and classic and new music that has made it one of the most noteworthy summer music festivals in the country. (more...)

Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President) has announced the 2016 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance who will be celebrated at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home.    (more...)

BWW Blog: 70th Tony Award Nomination PredictionsBWW Blog: 70th Tony Award Nomination Predictions
by Jeffrey Kare - May 2, 2016

At 8:30 AM tomorrow morning will be the announcement of the nominations for this year's Tony Awards! The announcements will be made by Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon; HBO's Girls) and Tony Award winner Patina Miller (Pippin; CBS' Madam Secretary). You can watch the first part of the announcement on CBS This Morning as well as a live webcast of the whole thing at TonyAwards.com. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME's Nicholas Barasch Named 2016 Dorothy Loudon Award HonoreeSHE LOVES ME's Nicholas Barasch Named 2016 Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation, Broadway newcomer Nicholas Barasch, currently appearing in the Broadway revival of She Loves Me at Studio 54, will be honored with the 8th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony set for Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home.  The 2016 Theatre World winners will be announced shortly. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHUFFLE ALONG's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHUFFLE ALONG's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just lastnight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below! (more...)

2016 Blumey Awards Nominations Announced!2016 Blumey Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 5th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 22, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Symphony Space to Honor Ted & Mary Jo Shen at 2016 Spring GalaSymphony Space to Honor Ted & Mary Jo Shen at 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Symphony Space, the performing arts center known for its innovative music, film, dance, and literary programs, will honor Ted and Mary Jo Shen at the 2016 Spring Gala at Gotham Hall on Monday, May 9, 2016. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 23-29THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 23-29
by Nora Dominick - Apr 29, 2016

Gearing up for Tony Award nomination this coming week? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

BWW Review: George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG, An Exhilarating Demand For RecognitionBWW Review: George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG, An Exhilarating Demand For Recognition
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The director/bookwriter tells the story of a groundbreaking 1921 musical that has since been reduced to a footnote. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The SHUFFLE ALONG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: The SHUFFLE ALONG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just last night, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Will Swenson Joins DISASTER! TonightTony Nominee Will Swenson Joins DISASTER! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will assume the role of Tony Delvecchio for nine performances only in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! beginning performances tonight, April 29, through Friday, May 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Review Roundup: SHUFFLE ALONG Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: SHUFFLE ALONG Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

VIDEO: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Makes Taped Appearance For JEOPARDY!'s Broadway CategoryVIDEO: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Makes Taped Appearance For JEOPARDY!'s Broadway Category
by Michael Dale - Apr 28, 2016

The 6-time Tony Award winner gives the $1,000 answer in today's Broadway category. (more...)

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