Audra McDonald News

Date of Birth: July 03, 1970 (47)
Birth Place: Berlin, GERMANY
Gender: Female
Nominees Announced for the 2017 West End Wilma AwardsNominees Announced for the 2017 West End Wilma Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Theatre Blogger West End Wilma has just announced that the fourth annual West End Wilma Awards (this year in association with Free@Last TV Ltd) will take place on Friday 3 November, 2pm at London's Delfont Room (Prince of Wales Theatre).  (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: BIG RIVER's Teal Davis & Elliott RobinsonFRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: BIG RIVER's Teal Davis & Elliott Robinson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 17, 2017

Among the show's stars are Teal Davis and Elliott Robinson, who portray the show's protagonists Huck and Jim and take audiences on a journey down the Mississippi River in the rollicking, rambunctious show. Somehow, the two actors found time in their hectic, tech week schedules and sat down to take on our questions in order to offer some insight into why they do what they do, as well as suggesting why you just can't miss Big River during its three-weekend run at 108 Donelson Pike. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Phillipa Soo, and Elizabeth Stanley-Led OF THEE I SING Headlines MasterVoices' 2017-18 SeasonBryce Pinkham, Phillipa Soo, and Elizabeth Stanley-Led OF THEE I SING Headlines MasterVoices' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

MasterVoices - dedicated to the art of musical storytelling and celebrating the power of the human voice - announces its 2017-18 season. (more...)

BWW Previews: CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2017 - 2018 SEASON IN RESTORED MUSIC HALLBWW Previews: CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2017 - 2018 SEASON IN RESTORED MUSIC HALL
by Laura A. Hobson - Aug 16, 2017

In a restored Music Hall, built by Samuel Hannaford in 1878, with renovations amounting to $135 million, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra announce the 2017 - 2018 season with several world premieres and an appearance by Audra McDonald. (more...)

Flash Sale: Great Ticket Deals For LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILLFlash Sale: Great Ticket Deals For LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, is making her long-awaited West End debut at Wyndham's Theatre as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Book tickets here from £16 (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's  2017-18 Season!Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE SECRET GARDEN's Maya Riley and Holly HillFRIDAY 5 (+1): THE SECRET GARDEN's Maya Riley and Holly Hill
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Maya Riley and Holly Hill take on roles in the lushly-scored musical, performing for hometown audiences who have wondered what they have been up to in college, showing off their talents in director Tim Larson's cast, offering a glimpse into their creative processes and their personal and professional growth in the theater. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE FANTASTICKS' Leach, Beckett and HargisFRIDAY 5 (+1): THE FANTASTICKS' Leach, Beckett and Hargis
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Stars Jacqueline Leach, Lucas Beckett and Jeremy Hargis took time from their packed schedules to tell us more about themselves, as well as to offer some reasons why audiences should come see their show. Read all about it in the latest Friday 5 (+1) and make your reservations quickly - the show is bound to sell out! (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Record Breaking Sales, ImprovementsBucks County Playhouse Celebrates Record Breaking Sales, Improvements
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

As patrons lined up for the evening performance of 'Guys and Dolls' on Friday, August 4, most were already aware that the show, which closes on August 12, was a hit. Strong critical reviews and happy audiences have fueled tremendous interest in the revival - creating a demand for tickets that is unprecedented at the Playhouse. (more...)

Kravis Center Announces 26th Annual SeasonKravis Center Announces 26th Annual Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Responding directly to audience requests for "more Broadway, more comedy, more music superstars from Bach to rock," the 26th annual season of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts promises a dynamic playbill of award-winning shows, world-class talents and powerful performances that will generate enthusiastic standing ovations from our discerning audience members of every age and demographic. (more...)

Tony Winner Steve Kazee to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical Based On Hit Movie THE STINGTony Winner Steve Kazee to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical Based On Hit Movie THE STING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Steve Kazee announced via Instagram today that he is leading the industry reading of a new musical The Sting! Check out his post below! (more...)

John Boyega and Amber Riley Among Newcomers on Shortlist for The Stage Debut Awards; Nominees Announced!John Boyega and Amber Riley Among Newcomers on Shortlist for The Stage Debut Awards; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Stage today announced the shortlist for its inaugural The Stage Debut Awards. The awards recognise the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre. (more...)

Tony Winner Faith Prince Headed to Provincetown This MonthTony Winner Faith Prince Headed to Provincetown This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Faith Prince, Tony Award winner for Guys and Dolls, will join Provincetown's Broadway @ The Art House concert series on August 25 & 26 at 7:00 PM, with Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS, C royaleEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS, C royale
by Gregor Dickson - Aug 9, 2017

Ordinary Days is a musical portrayal of four New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. When the ever-optimistic Warren finds Deb's most precious possession, the two unwittingly start a chain of events which not only change their lives, but also the lives of fellow New Yorkers Claire and Jason. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Carnegie Hall's 2017-2018 season is around the corner, and we are looking forward to a variety of exceptional programming and exciting new projects. Listed below are jazz, pop, and world music highlights for the coming season. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Broadway Tribute the Late Barbara Cook at the Kennedy Center HonorsVIDEO: Watch Broadway Tribute the Late Barbara Cook at the Kennedy Center Honors
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2017

Below, watch as Broadway greats Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Kelli O'Hara, Glenn Close, Sutton Foster, Rebecca Luker, and Laura Osnes tribute Cook with a medley of her best known songs at the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's Box Office opens today, August 8, 2017, for the 2017-18 season. Single tickets for all concerts and events are now available for purchase online at nyphil.org, by phone at (212) 875-5656, and in person at the David Geffen Hall Box Office. Curated, Matinee, Young People's Concerts, Very Young People's Concerts, and Create Your Own subscription series continue to be on sale. (more...)

ALADDIN's Stanley Martin to Return To The Metropolitan RoomALADDIN's Stanley Martin to Return To The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Stanley Martin has been performing onstage since the age of five and professionally since the age of 10. He is currently ,as well as the original Broadway cast member, in the Hit Broadway musical 'Aladdin'. (more...)

Scoop: Encore Broadcast's of THE VIEW 8/7 - 9/4 on ABCScoop: Encore Broadcast's of THE VIEW 8/7 - 9/4 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Aug 4, 2017

Get all the scoop on Encore Broadcast's of THE VIEW 8/7 - 9/4, airing on ABC (more...)

Single Tickets to CSO & Pops 2017-18 Season at Music Hall On Sale TuesdaySingle Tickets to CSO & Pops 2017-18 Season at Music Hall On Sale Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops celebrate the grand re-opening of Cincinnati's Music Hall this October following an extensive and historic $143 million renovation. Each of Music Hall's resident companies (the CSO, Cincinnati Pops, May Festival, Cincinnati Opera and Cincinnati Ballet) will be featured in performances during the first five weeks of re-opening. (more...)

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