Audra McDonald News

Date of Birth: July 03, 1970 (46)
Birth Place: Berlin, GERMANY
Gender: Female
BWW Interviews: Seth Rudetsky of BROADWAY'S BEST at NJPACBWW Interviews: Seth Rudetsky of BROADWAY'S BEST at NJPAC
by Leigh Scheps - Sep 28, 2016

If Max Bialystock used to be the king of Broadway, Seth Rudetsky has since taken over the throne. Not only was he juggling the album release of Disaster! on the day we met for this interview in a (noisy from construction) park on the Upper West Side, but at the same time, spearheading a dance remix video to Broadway for Orlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love.' 'We are filming a whole video with the ladies who did Beyonce's 'Single Ladies,' Seth explained. 'We are hoping that raises more money and more awareness.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Chukwudi Iwuji, Michael Sexton and More Take Part in 'CORIOLANUS' Public ForumPhoto Flash: Chukwudi Iwuji, Michael Sexton and More Take Part in 'CORIOLANUS' Public Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Public Theater recently continued its 2016 Fall 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, with a reading of Shakespeare's Coriolanus last night at Joe's Pub. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

LaChanze, Adriane Lenox, Chuck Cooper and More Set for Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series BC/EFA BenefitLaChanze, Adriane Lenox, Chuck Cooper and More Set for Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series BC/EFA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, October 10 at 9pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street), Lee Summers' Just A Piano Concert Series is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in a Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with ten Broadway Performers, representing each year. (more...)

Bright Star's ONCE UPON A TIME and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's 2016 Visiting Artists SeriesBright Star's ONCE UPON A TIME and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's 2016 Visiting Artists Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse will present the fall 2016 Visiting Artists Series. Entertainment events by guest performers ranging from music concerts to theater for young audiences will take place throughout September and October in the luxuriously renovated historic Bucks County Playhouse. (more...)

Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction LineupJavier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Final Phase GroundbreakingPhoto Flash: Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Final Phase Groundbreaking
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Local dignitaries, elected officials and Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) supporters gathered by the river and participated in a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Tony Award-winning Broadway producers who now manage the Playhouse -- Alexander Fraser, Producing Director ('Kinky Boots', 'The Normal Heart') and Robyn Goodman, Executive Producer ('Avenue Q', 'In the Heights'). They recognized Bridge Street Foundation's Sherri and Kevin Daugherty, who are gifting this $3 million final phase of renovations to the Playhouse. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

MasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City CenterMasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy Awarded National Medal of Arts by President ObamaMotown Records Founder Berry Gordy Awarded National Medal of Arts by President Obama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

President Obama will award the 2015 National Medal of Arts to Motown Records founder Berry Gordy on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the East Room of The White House accompanied by The First Lady. (more...)

Alice Ripley to Open 2016-17 Broadway @ The Nourse Concert SeriesAlice Ripley to Open 2016-17 Broadway @ The Nourse Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Nourse concert series has announced a return to San Francisco for the 2016/17 season. Kicking off the series this season will be Broadway star Alice Ripley, Tony Award winner for "Next to Normal" on Sunday, November 13 at 3 PM. (more...)

Broadway Alum Sarah Paulson Wins Emmy for Outstanding Lead ActressBroadway Alum Sarah Paulson Wins Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Sarah Paulson picked up an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as prosecutor Marcia Clark in FX's AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE VS. O. J. SIMPSON. (more...)

The 68th Emmy Awards Complete Nominees and Winners List; ALL THE WINNERS!The 68th Emmy Awards Complete Nominees and Winners List; ALL THE WINNERS!
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 18, 2016

The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards telecast air live tonight on ABC at 8:00pm ET, and BroadwayWorld will have you covered with all of the winners, highlights, and commentary. This page will update after every winner, so you are always up-to-date about who's taking home a trophy.  (more...)

Patti Murin, 'Some Like It Pop' Hosts, BWW TV Staff Pick 2016 Emmy WinnersPatti Murin, 'Some Like It Pop' Hosts, BWW TV Staff Pick 2016 Emmy Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 17, 2016

Throughout the week, we've been highlighting some of our favorite nominees with theatre backgrounds, and on Sunday, we will have all of the biggest Emmys news and looks back at the ceremony's best moments. Today, we are releasing our official BroadwayWorld predictions. (more...)

Join BroadwayWorld for Live Coverage of the 2016 EMMY AWARDS!Join BroadwayWorld for Live Coverage of the 2016 EMMY AWARDS!
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 16, 2016

Be sure to tune in to BroadwayWorld beginning at 8pmET on Sunday, September 18th for live coverage of the 68th Annual EMMY AWARDS (more...)

From Stage to Screen - Revisit Emmy-Nominated ALL THE WAY & LADY DAYFrom Stage to Screen - Revisit Emmy-Nominated ALL THE WAY & LADY DAY
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 15, 2016

This year's impressive list of Emmy nominations boasts two Tony Award winners, reprising their Broadway roles for the small screen. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/15/2016 - THE CHERRY ORCHARD, BROADWAY VILLAINS & More!Broadway AM Report, 9/15/2016 - THE CHERRY ORCHARD, BROADWAY VILLAINS & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 15, 2016

Today's big news: BROADWAY VILLAINS live it up at 54 Below, Barbara Cook receives The Players' first-ever Helen Hayes Award, and THE CHERRY ORCHARD, starring Diane Lane, starts previews on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Audra McDonald, Mel Brooks, & More to Receive National Medal of ArtsAudra McDonald, Mel Brooks, & More to Receive National Medal of Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

It was announced today that a number of Broadway veterans are set to be awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama later this month. (more...)

Stars Head to NOLA as Broadway @ NOCCA Kicks Off 2016-17 SeasonStars Head to NOLA as Broadway @ NOCCA Kicks Off 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

In the four seasons since the Broadway in New Orleans series first launched, Broadway and Television's brightest lights have blazed a path to the Big Easy each season thanks to Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale and Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky. In this, the series' fifth season in New Orleans, the star-powered tradition continues with Judy Kuhn, Tony-nominated star of "Fun Home" and Broadway's original Cosette in "Les Miserables" and the voice of Disney's "Pocahontas" on October 6 at 7:30 PM. She is followed by Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star of She Loves Me and The Book of Mormon, on December 15 at 7:30 PM, and Adam Pascal, the original Roger in the Broadway blockbuster "Rent," as well as the London production, and the film version, on January 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry in THE LAST FIVE YEARS!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry in THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Last night, Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry just starred in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Below, watch Erivo and Henry perform 'Still Hurting' and 'Moving Too Fast': (more...)

Vocalosity to Perform at Final Phase Groundbreaking at Bucks County PlayhouseVocalosity to Perform at Final Phase Groundbreaking at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

?Since 2012, the renovation and reopening of Bucks County Playhouse has brought a renewed vitality to the New Hope area. On Wednesday, September 21 at 11:30 a.m., Producers Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman will host a groundbreaking ceremony and announce the final phase of Bridge Street Foundation's renovations of the Playhouse with this expansion of the back deck into a new lobby and cafe space. (more...)

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