Audra McDonald News

Date of Birth: July 03, 1970 (46)
Birth Place: Berlin, GERMANY
Gender: Female
Lara Hayhurst and Robert Ierardi to Lead Witty Political Comedy BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State TheatreLara Hayhurst and Robert Ierardi to Lead Witty Political Comedy BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick will present Garson Kanin's witty political comedy, Born Yesterday. This classic Pygmalion story, with furnishings provided by OSTC's "Partner in Design," Ethan Allen, will run at Ocean State Theatre from January 25 - February 12. (more...)

First Look - Disney Shares New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Featurette & International PosterFirst Look - Disney Shares New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Featurette & International Poster
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

In an all-new featurette, Emma Watson discusses playing Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, hitting theaters on March 17th. (more...)

Erin Markey, Shaina Taub, Ike Ufomadu and More Join Joe's Pub Working GroupErin Markey, Shaina Taub, Ike Ufomadu and More Join Joe's Pub Working Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public announces the new class of Joe's Pub Working Group (JPWG), formerly known as "Pub Club," the venue's artist development program dedicated to enhancing the career sustainability and growth of performing artists. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf TheatreCast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Confirmed! Ariana Grande & John Legend to Perform Title Track for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTConfirmed! Ariana Grande & John Legend to Perform Title Track for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum selling artist Ariana Grande and 10-time GRAMMY, OscarŽ-winning and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/ musician John Legend are set to perform the Oscar and GRAMMY-winning duet "Beauty and the Beast" as the title track for Disney's upcoming soundtrack (more...)

Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERDrury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Kimmel Center to Launch Bucks County Playhouse Partnership with BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORYKimmel Center to Launch Bucks County Playhouse Partnership with BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kimmel Center and Bucks County Playhouse have announced the creation of a new partnership designed to further the producing initiatives of both organizations and foster a cultural exchange of new works. (more...)

Vanessa Williams Signs on for Broadway Series at the Kimmel CenterVanessa Williams Signs on for Broadway Series at the Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Vanessa Williams, the Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar, will make her Broadway Up Close concert series debut at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 PM, co-starring SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

BWW Review: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Actors Theatre Of LouisvilleBWW Review: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - Jan 9, 2017

The legend herself, Miss Billie Holiday has once again taken the stage, in the form of the insanely talented Diedrie Henry. (more...)

Kimmel Center And Bucks County Playhouse Announce New Partnership And Cultural ExchangeKimmel Center And Bucks County Playhouse Announce New Partnership And Cultural Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kimmel Center and Bucks County Playhouse have announced the creation of a new partnership designed to further the producing initiatives of both organizations and foster a cultural exchange of new works. (more...)

VIDEO: Emma Watson Sings 'Belle Reprise' in a Brand New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Trailer!VIDEO: Emma Watson Sings 'Belle Reprise' in a Brand New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Trailer!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

During tonight's broadcast of THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, the Disney shared an all-new TV spot for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera to Perform in Broadway @ The Nourse Series This SpringBroadway Legend Chita Rivera to Perform in Broadway @ The Nourse Series This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who originated the Broadway roles of Anita in 'West Side Story,' Rosie in 'Bye Bye Birdie,' Velma in 'Chicago,' and appeared in the original casts of 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Can Can,' 'Jerry's Girls' and many others. Producer Mark Cortale announced today that she will be coming to San Francisco for one night only on April 29 at 8:00 PM, joining a stellar season that kicks off this week with two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole on Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT, Starring Sarah Caraher, Coming to Trinity-St. Paul CentreTHE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT, Starring Sarah Caraher, Coming to Trinity-St. Paul Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Podium Concert Productions (Peter da Costa and Mark Camilleri) presents the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN In Concert for three performances only at the newly renovated and acoustically enhanced Trinity-St. Paul Centre/Jeanne Lamon Hal. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017
by - Jan 3, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017. (more...)

Disney Reveals Official Clip of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's Emma Watson Singing 'Something There'Disney Reveals Official Clip of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's Emma Watson Singing 'Something There'
by Movies News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Last week, fans of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST were able to hear a grainy version of star Emma Watson singing 'Something There' from the highly anticicpated live-action remake, hitting theaters on March 17th. Today, The Hollywood Reporter shared Disney's official clip from the film (more...)

Audra McDonald Returns to the West End for 4 Nights!Audra McDonald Returns to the West End for 4 Nights!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Record-breaking 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is to return to London's West End in April for four concerts at Leicester Square Theatre, where she completely sold out her shows last year. (more...)

Who Sang It Best? BWW Looks Back on James Corden's 2016 Carpool Karaoke!Who Sang It Best? BWW Looks Back on James Corden's 2016 Carpool Karaoke!
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, BWW looks back on the memorable Carpool Karaoke videos featured on CBS's LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN. (more...)

UPDATE: Expanded Leaked Version of Emma Watson Singing 'Something There' from BEAUTY AND THE BEASTUPDATE: Expanded Leaked Version of Emma Watson Singing 'Something There' from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Movies News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Emma Watson's highly anticipated interpretation of Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast has had fans all over the world brimming with intrigue. Thanks to an Instagram user, a short clip of the actress singing the iconic song, 'Something There' has made its way to the Internet. (more...)

Audra McDonald Slates 2017 Tour Stops Across the U.S., Featuring Husband Will SwensonAudra McDonald Slates 2017 Tour Stops Across the U.S., Featuring Husband Will Swenson
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Six-time Tony winner and recent star of Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Audra McDonald has just announced her first six tour dates of 2017, with two stops featuring her husband - fellow stage vet Will Swenson. (more...)

Hollywood & Theater Stars React to Passing of Carrie FisherHollywood & Theater Stars React to Passing of Carrie Fisher
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

As BWW reported this morning, Carrie Fisher, best known as Star Wars' Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack on Friday. She was 60. Stars of stage and screen turned to social media to share their grief over the loss of a legend (more...)

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