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Audra to make WE debut in Lady Day

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Audra to make WE debut in Lady Day #1
Posted: 1/14/16 at 6:23pm

This is why she is leaving Shuffle Along.

https://twitter.com/BazBam/status/687774705713938432

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Audra to make WE debut in Lady Day #2
Posted: 1/14/16 at 6:34pm

YES! Rack up those awards. What a treat for the West End. Also, for anyone worried, she's just leaving for a few weeks in the summer. OP didn't make that clear.

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Audra to make WE debut in Lady Day #3
Posted: 1/14/16 at 6:34pm

Ahhhhhhh glad that was cleared up. I had no idea if she was doing a film or what. Now I need to plan my UK trip...

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Audra to make WE debut in Lady Day #4
Posted: 1/14/16 at 7:22pm

ok, I give her permission now. I just hope there's a legit replacement for her during her hiatus.

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Audra to make WE debut in Lady Day #5
Posted: 1/14/16 at 7:41pm

Oh, London. Are you ever in for a treat :)

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Posted: 1/14/16 at 11:59pm

lady day was INCREDIBLE

go Audra!!!!

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Audra to make WE debut in Lady Day #7
Posted: 1/15/16 at 12:24am

And I thought my NYC theater trips were getting expensive... 

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Audra to make WE debut in Lady Day #8
Posted: 1/15/16 at 12:37am

Wonder which theater? It def. needs a more black box space.

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Posted: 1/15/16 at 12:52am

RippedMan said: "Wonder which theater? It def. needs a more black box space.

 

Wyndham's Theatre

 

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Posted: 1/15/16 at 1:29am

Oh interesting. Wonder if they'll keep the same set up.

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Audra to make WE debut in Lady Day #11
Posted: 1/15/16 at 3:07am

You'll forget about the set up as soon as Ms. McDonald steps on stage and transport you to Emerson's Bar & Grill. It's such a meticulous and lived-in performance that it's hard to imagine a stage that wouldn't let her shime. And yes, believe the hype, she is *that* good. 

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Posted: 1/15/16 at 4:24am

RippedMan said: "Oh interesting. Wonder if they'll keep the same set up.

 

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how was the set up like at Circle in the Square? was it done in the round or with a thrust stage?

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Posted: 1/15/16 at 8:34am

It was done in the round, setup to make it seem you were in fact in the club with Lady Day/Audra.

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Posted: 1/15/16 at 10:05am

It was a 3/4 thrust set-up.

 

The "back wall" was actually a scrim used to reveal significant objects from Billie's past.

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Posted: 1/15/16 at 10:06am

The Brits are in for such a treat. I can't wait to re-live the experience on HBO in March!

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Posted: 1/15/16 at 12:01pm

Kind of a thrust with onstage seating. The end of stage was a bar, which was used. And the back of the set was the stage with a scrim revealing objects and whatnot, which I kind of wish they had used better. I'm starting to think Leon isn't the best director. 

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Posted: 1/15/16 at 12:04pm

Wasn't it Lonny Price?

 

(Who we KNOW isn't the best director?)

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Posted: 1/15/16 at 2:40pm

CindersGolightly said: "YES! Rack up those awards. What a treat for the West End. Also, for anyone worried, she's just leaving for a few weeks in the summer. OP didn't make that clear.

 

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She's leaving for 3 months! More than a few weeks. 

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Posted: 1/17/16 at 12:36pm

Was the onstage seating decent on Broadway? Thinking about going for the Club Seating in the West End, but don't want to see the back of heads all evening.

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Audra to make WE debut in Lady Day #20
Posted: 1/17/16 at 12:56pm

On Broadway, the onstage seating looked good--she's on a stage ON stage by the back wall for most of the show. She also interacts with the people with table seating a bit. 

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Posted: 1/17/16 at 1:16pm

Thanks. May go for these then, despite the price.

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Posted: 1/18/16 at 3:50pm

I'm happy for London, but it seems moronic to pull her from a current Broadway run to do this. Was there seriously no other time to arrange this?

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Posted: 1/18/16 at 3:57pm

Bettyboy72 said: "I'm happy for London, but it seems moronic to pull her from a current Broadway run to do this. Was there seriously no other time to arrange this?

 

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Moronic is quite the over-exaggeration. 

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Posted: 1/18/16 at 4:11pm

Yeah it is strange that they would do it so soon after Shuffle Along opens. Maybe the summer is her only free time and next fall she has even more projects coming.

 

I hope the seating is similar to Broadway. I bought club seats that kind of make it look like they'll be behind her (T3/4) but that CAN'T be, right? Not for the most expensive seats! 

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Posted: 1/18/16 at 4:31pm

rjm516 said: "Yeah it is strange that they would do it so soon after Shuffle Along opens. Maybe the summer is her only free time and next fall she has even more projects coming.

 

 

 

I hope the seating is similar to Broadway. I bought club seats that kind of make it look like they'll be behind her (T3/4) but that CAN'T be, right? Not for the most expensive seats! 

 

In one of the articles that came out after the announcement, it said the Audra will be in Shuffle Along until June of next year. Also, Audra was just in London doing a concert and she posted a picture of her outside the Wyndham with a marquee of another show playing there. Thus, the summer was possibly the only time she could do it.