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  • Audra Ann McDonald

  • Date Of Birth:
    July 03, 1970 (44)
    Birth Place:
    Berlin, GERMANY
    Gender:
    Female
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    Palm Beach Dramaworks to Close Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, 5/15-6/7Palm Beach Dramaworks to Close Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, 5/15-6/7
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

    Palm Beach Dramaworks concludes its fifteenth anniversary season with Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, a moving and surprisingly joyous look back at the too-short, turbulent life of the legendary Billie Holiday. Lady Day opens at  the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on May 15 and continues through June 7, with specially priced previews on May 13 and 14. (more...)

    Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 4th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards NomineesBlumenthal Performing Arts Announces 4th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards Nominees
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

    Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 4th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 17, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

    BWW Interviews: Cheryl Allison of BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Casa MananaBWW Interviews: Cheryl Allison of BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Casa Manana
    by Kyle West - Apr 24, 2015

    Cheryl Allison may not be a household name (yet), but her resume is extremely impressive, to say the least. With credits on Broadway, in Japan, several national tours, and endless regional theatres, Cheryl has made an impressive career out of theatre, which she first discovered as a child in Dallas. Not only is Cheryl starring in numerous roles this season at Casa Maņana in Fort Worth, but she just finished shooting her first feature film in July 2014, NO LETTING GO (co-starring Kathy Najimy and Alysia Reiner), set to be released in 2016. (more...)

    Alan Cumming to Perform at Bucks County Playhouse's GALAVANT IN THE GARDEN Next MonthAlan Cumming to Perform at Bucks County Playhouse's GALAVANT IN THE GARDEN Next Month
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

    Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) announces 'Galavant In The Garden,' a spring garden party benefiting the theater on May 9, featuring a special preview performance of Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming's new one-man show at Dark Hollow Farm, a private Bucks County gentleman's estate. (more...)

    From MAME to BLITHE SPIRIT- Revisit Angela Lansbury's Tony Award-Winning Roles!From MAME to BLITHE SPIRIT- Revisit Angela Lansbury's Tony Award-Winning Roles!
    by Sally Henry - Apr 22, 2015

    In last week's Olivier Awards- translation, the British version of the Tony Awards, or for film fans, it's the British stage version of the Oscars- an acting legend won the first Olivier of her career, but she's certainly no awards novice. So in celebration of her newest award, take a look back at this acting legend's Tony Award-winning roles! (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Finds Lumiere- Listen to Ewan McGregor Sing!STAGE TUBE: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Finds Lumiere- Listen to Ewan McGregor Sing!
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

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    VIDEO: Josh Groban Performs WIZARD OF OZ Classic 'Over the Rainbow'!VIDEO: Josh Groban Performs WIZARD OF OZ Classic 'Over the Rainbow'!
    by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

    Below, get a first listen to multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban perform the 'Wizard of Oz' classic, 'Over The Rainbow.' (more...)

    AUDIO: Jason Robert Brown Sings from Billy Joel's THE STRANGERAUDIO: Jason Robert Brown Sings from Billy Joel's THE STRANGER
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

    Composer Jason Robert Brown has built quite a catalog of his own songs, having written the music to such Broadway shows as Parade, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County, and many more, but now he is branching out into the works of the Piano Man himself. Brown recently released his own covers of songs from Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' album- check them out below! He writes on his official website: (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Bet You're Bottom Dollar That Tomorrow...You'll Love ANNIEBWW Reviews: Bet You're Bottom Dollar That Tomorrow...You'll Love ANNIE
    by Wendi Reichstein - Apr 22, 2015

    If you asked me to pick a musical I loved based on nostalgia alone, it would be, without a doubt, Annie. Probably for the same reason most theatre kids will tell you; it was the very first musical I was ever in. I was in 6th grade, and I played Kathy. You probably don't know this character- that's because she doesn't actually exist. She was an addition to the script's gaggle of 6 little orphans (I believe our production had 12). (more...)

    Josh Groban Duets With Audra McDonald & Talks STAGES In New Behind The Scenes VideoJosh Groban Duets With Audra McDonald & Talks STAGES In New Behind The Scenes Video
    by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 21, 2015

    Josh Groban shares a sneak peek of his musical theatre album, which includes a duet with Audra McDonald. (more...)

    Stage and Screen Star Stanley Tucci Boards BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film as 'Cadenza'Stage and Screen Star Stanley Tucci Boards BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film as 'Cadenza'
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

    Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST continues to add to its ranks! According to Variety, Stanley Tucci has joined the star-studded cast as 'Cadenza', a new character -- a grand piano described as 'a neurotic maestro.' (more...)

    Be His Guest- Ewan McGregor Joins BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film as Lumiere!Be His Guest- Ewan McGregor Joins BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film as Lumiere!
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

    Set for a release on March 17, 2017, the beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emma Watson andDan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston.Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Maurice. Josh Gad will take on the role of Le Fou, and six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will play Garderobe. Stage and screen legend Ian McKellen is set to take on Cogsworth, and he recently wrote about his first day in rehearsal in London. Check out his full diary entry below! (more...)

    Mandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater SquareMandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater Square
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

    The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a one night only performance of Broadway Showstoppers featuring award-winning performing artists Mandy Gonzalez, Cady Huffman, Telly Leung and Alton Fitzgerald White will take place on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The TRUST Cabaret Series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry. The evening will include these four talented Broadway stars singing songs on their repertoire from shows in which they have performed. Stephen DeAngelis is the creator, producer and host of Broadway Showstoppers, with musical direction and accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

    ALL EYES ON: JOSH GROBAN Richard Jay-Alexander Talks with the Multi-Platinum Artist About STAGES... and MORE!ALL EYES ON: JOSH GROBAN Richard Jay-Alexander Talks with the Multi-Platinum Artist About STAGES... and MORE!
    by Richard Jay-Alexander - Apr 21, 2015

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    Tune In to Watch the Cherry Jones & Denis O'Hare Announce the 2015 Drama League Nominees! Streams Live at 11AM!Tune In to Watch the Cherry Jones & Denis O'Hare Announce the 2015 Drama League Nominees! Streams Live at 11AM!
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

    Tony Award Winners Cherry Jones and Denis O'Hare will announce the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award on Tuesday morning, April 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). The nominations ceremony will be broadcast worldwide via live stream at www.broadwayworld.com, and will be hosted by National Life Group, a longstanding Drama League partner and supporter of the arts. Since 1848, National Life has lived its corporate values of do good, be good, and make good by offering financial solutions to those it serves. CLICK HERE to watch the live stream! (more...)

    The Old Globe to Present New Works From Flaherty, Gattelli, Hwang, LaChiusa, and More in 2015-2016 SeasonThe Old Globe to Present New Works From Flaherty, Gattelli, Hwang, LaChiusa, and More in 2015-2016 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

    In its upcoming 2015-2016 season, The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego will present three world-premiere productions with multiple sophomore productions, and more. Check out the full lineup below! (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 4/17/2015 - FUN HOME and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/17/2015 - FUN HOME and More!
    by Jessica Showers - Apr 17, 2015

    Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: WOLF HALL stars come to THEATER TALK, and FUN HOME opens on Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

    Carrie Underwood Pens Dedication To Audra McDonald For TIME's 100 Most Influential PeopleCarrie Underwood Pens Dedication To Audra McDonald For TIME's 100 Most Influential People
    by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 16, 2015

    A SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! reunion! (more...)

    Estelle Parsons, Justin Long, Blair Underwood & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's Star-Studded 2015 SeasonEstelle Parsons, Justin Long, Blair Underwood & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's Star-Studded 2015 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

    Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced additional casting for Williamstown Theatre Festival's Main Stage and Nikos Stage productions for the upcoming summer Season, which kicks off on June 30 and runs through August 23, 2015. (more...)

    Audra McDonald, Bradley Cooper Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World; Full List!Audra McDonald, Bradley Cooper Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World; Full List!
    by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

    TIME reveals the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue features five separate covers, each featuring a member of the TIME 100: Kanye West, Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Jorge Ramos. (more...)

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