Audra McDonald News

Also Credited As:
  • Audra Ann McDonald

  • Date Of Birth:
    July 03, 1970 (44)
    Birth Place:
    Berlin, GERMANY
    Gender:
    Female
    Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN FESTIVAL, Beg. 9/26
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

    Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser announce the launch of a musical theatre development program focusing on the importance of lyrics in the creation of new musicals: The Oscar Hammerstein Festival - named in honor of the master writer whose countless accomplishments during his illustrious career include having mentored a young Stephen Sondheim at Hammerstein's Bucks County farm -- is a year-long program that offers expert mentorship to early career composers and lyricists. The Oscar Hammerstein Festival will culminate in a weekend with musical theatre experts, artists, and enthusiasts and various events open to the general public. The Festival will launch September 26 - 28, 2014. (more...)

    Patti LuPone Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Baldwin & Lange
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 27, 2014

    Legendary multi-award-winning stage and screen star Patti LuPone participates in the popular ALS awareness-raising Ice Bucket Challenge as part of a new social media video now available to view. (more...)

    Stew, Nancy Giles, Ted Keegan & More Set for SUPPER AT THE SALON at Dixon Place, 9/15
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

    Dixon Place, Ellie Covan, founder and artistic director, proudly announces SUPPER AT THE SALON, a special evening of dinner and entertainment which will take place on the mainstage theater at Dixon Place on Monday, September 15th, with cocktails beginning in the lounge at 6:30 PM. The evening will include performances by Stew (Passing Strange), Nancy Giles ('CBS Sunday Morning'), Broadway's Ted Keegan (Phantom of the Opera, Cyrano, Camelot), award-winning aerial troupe LAVA, and more to be announced, and will be hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus founder, Keith Nelson. Also that evening, four honorees will receive the iconic Dixon Place mini chair award for their contributions to the arts and support of Dixon Place: award winning actor-writer Peggy Shaw; The Jerome Foundation, celebrating its 50th Anniversary; Dixon Place Board member Eric Jensen, and theater supporter Yoshiko Kakuga. (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 8/26/14 - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins, Dossett Heads to PIPPIN, DIRTY DANCING on Tour and More!
    by Jessica Showers - Aug 26, 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: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU starts its fireworks show tonight on Broadway, the DIRTY DANCING tour kicks off in D.C., NEWSIES' John Dossett travels over to PIPPIN and more! (more...)

    MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Tour to Play Concord, 9/27-28
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

    GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards are proudly bringing the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Concord, New Hampshire and will play the Capitol Center for 2 performances, Saturday, September 27, at 7pm & Sunday, September 28, at 2pm. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Complete the Ice Bucket Challenge - With An Elephant!
    by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

    Husband-and-wife stage stars Audra McDonald and Will Swenson took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today while visiting Zoo Atlanta. Watch their submission -- featuring help from Kelly the elephant -- below! Plus, the pair nominated Norm Lewis and Patti LuPone to get wet and/or donate over the next 24 hours. (more...)

    Stephen Wallem Will Bring A BURLEY NIGHT MUSIC to Birdland Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

    Birdland: Jazz Club NYC, presents Stephen Wallem in 'A Burley Night Music' the concert, with direction by Tony-nominee John Tartaglia and musical direction by Beckie Menzie, is a musical and anecdotal retrospective of a very high voice trapped in a very large body. Featuring song from Wallem's big and/or 'simple' guy roles including Shrek in Shrek the musical, Hazel in Pipe Dreams, and Horton the Elephant in Seussical, as well as songs from Hairspray, Elf, Anna Nicole the Opera, The Land Before Time and The Addams Family, all celebrating the big-boned beauty of Broadway and Hollywood. Directed by Tony-nominee John Tartaglia, with original songs, a three-piece band and surprise celebrity guest appearances. (more...)

    MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Comes to The Cape Playhouse, 9/16-21
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

    The national tour of the international hit show Menopause The Musical comes to The Cape Playhouse for a one week run this fall, playing September 16-21. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)

    THE BOOK OF MORMON's Gavin Creel to Make Provincetown Debut This Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

    Two-time Tony Award Nominee Gavin Creel will make his long-awaited Provincetown debut with the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series on September 5 and 6 at 7:00 PM featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. (more...)

    Cheyenne Jackson to Return to Provincetown's Art House, 8/29-31
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

    When Cheyenne Jackson made his debut in the Broadway @ The Art House series hosted by Seth Rudetsky last month, the Cape Cod Times called him 'a singer with tremendous style' and raved that 'his vocal range goes deep for Elvis-like tunes but can flip to a high, yowling falsetto' and 'his dance moves go from sultry to hip-swiveling rock.' On the heels of selling-out all three of his July 4th holiday weekend shows in Provincetown, he has announced a return to The Art House for Labor Day weekend of August 29, 30, 31 at 7:00 PM by popular demand. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky will join him again as pianist and host. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

    MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL to Return to Detroit, 10/14-16
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

    GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards are proudly bringing the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Detroit's Fisher Theatre for just 4 performances, October 14-16. (more...)

    Workshop of New Michael John LaChiusa Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL to be Held this Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

    According to a new audition listing, a workshop of Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh's new musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL will begin October 6 in New York City. The production will continue performances through November 7. (more...)

    Bryan Batt to Make Provincetown Art House Debut, 8/24
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

    Bryan Batt - star of TV's "Mad Men" and the Academy Award Winning film "12 Years A Slave," and Broadway's "La Cage Aux Folles,' 'Sunset Boulevard,' 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,' 'Starlight Express,' and 'Cats.' Bryan will be joined by Michael Lavine at the piano, for one show only, on Sunday, August 24. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

    Audra McDonald Goes Grey For World Elephant Day
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 12, 2014

    Multi-award-winning stage and screen star Audra McDonald lends her support to a noble cause via a social media campaign supporting World Elephant Day. (more...)

    Cynthia Nixon, Alison Bechdel, F. Murray Abraham & More Set for Public Theater's 2014 Fall Forum Series
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

    The Public Theater announced the 2014 Fall Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only readings and discussions that connect dramatic literature to society. Celebrating its fifth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

    Stage and Screen Stars Mourn the Loss of Robin Williams on Twitter
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

    As BWW reported earlier this evening, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide. He was 63. A slew of stars took to Twitter following the announcement to express their gratitude to the performer and wish him well. Scroll down to see what they had to say, and check back for updates later tonight and tomorrow morning! (more...)

    Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center Tribute
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

    Join O'Neill Center artistic directors Wendy Goldberg, of the National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, of the National Music Theater Conference, distinguished alumni Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer, and moderator Anne G. Morgan, for a look at the O'Neill's influential role as a theatrical laboratory over the last 50 years. (more...)

    Audra McDonald Embarks on 'Sleep Out' Campaign to Help Homeless Youth
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

    Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald has announced that she will sleep outside in solidarity with homeless youth one night this summer as part of Sleep Out: Broadway Edition 2014. (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 8/8/14 - DOGFIGHT Goes to Europe, Edinburgh Fest Opens, '90s Hits Take the Stage and More!
    by Jessica Showers - Aug 08, 2014

    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: DOGFIGHT makes its European premiere, the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival kicks off in Scotland, Broadway stars join together for FROM MARKY MARK TO MICHAEL at 54 Below and more! (more...)

    Broadway's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL with Audra McDonald Announces Final Extension
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

    Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, the musical play starring record breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, has announced that it will extend its limited engagement for a final time through October 5th, 2014. (more...)

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