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Audra McDonald Announces Tour Dates for Summer and Fall; Unveils Video About New Album, "Go Back Home"

  • Thursday, May 30, 2013
    Audra McDonald Announces Tour Dates for Summer and Fall; Unveils Video About New Album, "Go Back Home"

    Audra McDonald—whose first solo album in seven years, Go Back Home, was released last week on Nonesuch Records, and who is featured on today's episode of NPR's Tell Me More—has announced a number of new tour dates across the United States for this summer and fall, starting with a performance at the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Michigan, on June 8. The tour, with currently announced dates running through December, includes performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra led by John Williams at Tanglewood, San Francisco Symphony's Opening Night led by Michael Tilson Thomas, shows in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Kansas City, and much more. See below for all of the scheduled dates; for additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Go Back Home features songs by composers with whom she has long been associated (Adam Guettel, LaChiusa, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim) and some, like the Kander & Ebb title track, relatively new to her repertoire; in addition, McDonald continues to champion works by an emerging generation of composers. Audra McDonald discusses this most personal of her albums, her connection to the songs, and more in a new video piece, produced by Matthew Beighley and featuring excerpts from her recent Live From Lincoln Center concert on PBS, below. 

    "If there were a Broadway show that were written about my life, especially the last seven years," she says of the album in the video, "this would be the soundtrack." Watch the video below and read more from that interview here:

    To pick up a copy of Go Back Home, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

    AUDRA McDONALD ON TOUR

    Jun 8 Midland Center for the Arts Midland, MI
    Jun 15 The Colonial Theatre Pittsfield, MA
    Jul 6 Guild Hall East Hampton, NY
    Jul 12 Festival del Sole Napa Valley Calistoga, CA
    Jul 21&22 The Art House with Seth Rudetsky Provincetown, MA
    Aug 3 Caramoor Venetian Theater Katonah, NY
    Aug 24 Tanglewood Lenox, MA
    Aug 25 Manchester Music Festival Manchester, VT
    Sep 3 Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA
    Sep 5&6 Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University Provo, UT
    Sep 7 Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State Ogden, UT
    Sep 15 Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
    Sep 21 Krannert Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL
    Sep 28 Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory Toronto, ON
    Oct 12 Symphony Center Chicago, IL
    Oct 19 Brown Theater, Wortham Center Houston, TX
    Oct 20 Long Center Austin, TX
    Oct 25 Balboa Theatre La Jolla, CA
    Oct 26 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Los Angeles, CA
    Nov 2 Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas  Conway, AR
    Nov 8 Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Louisville, KY
    Nov 15 The Sheldon St. Louis, MO
    Nov 16 Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Kansas City, MO
    Nov 22 McCarter Theater Princeton, NJ
    Nov 23 Staller Center, SUNY Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY
    Dec 21 Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ
         
on May 30, 2013 - 11:37am
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Audra McDonald, who is featured on NPR's Tell Me More today, has announced a number of new tour dates across the US for this summer and fall featuring music from her new album, Go Back Home. The tour includes performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, San Francisco Symphony's Opening Night, shows in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Kansas City, and much more. In a new video, McDonald says of Go Back Home: "If there were a Broadway show that were written about my life, especially the last seven years," she says of the album in the video, "this would be the soundtrack." Watch the video here.

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Audra McDonald—whose first solo album in seven years, Go Back Home, was released last week on Nonesuch Records, and who is featured on today's episode of NPR's Tell Me More—has announced a number of new tour dates across the United States for this summer and fall, starting with a performance at the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Michigan, on June 8. The tour, with currently announced dates running through December, includes performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra led by John Williams at Tanglewood, San Francisco Symphony's Opening Night led by Michael Tilson Thomas, shows in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Kansas City, and much more. See below for all of the scheduled dates; for additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Go Back Home features songs by composers with whom she has long been associated (Adam Guettel, LaChiusa, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim) and some, like the Kander & Ebb title track, relatively new to her repertoire; in addition, McDonald continues to champion works by an emerging generation of composers. Audra McDonald discusses this most personal of her albums, her connection to the songs, and more in a new video piece, produced by Matthew Beighley and featuring excerpts from her recent Live From Lincoln Center concert on PBS, below. 

"If there were a Broadway show that were written about my life, especially the last seven years," she says of the album in the video, "this would be the soundtrack." Watch the video below and read more from that interview here:

To pick up a copy of Go Back Home, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

AUDRA McDONALD ON TOUR

Jun 8 Midland Center for the Arts Midland, MI
Jun 15 The Colonial Theatre Pittsfield, MA
Jul 6 Guild Hall East Hampton, NY
Jul 12 Festival del Sole Napa Valley Calistoga, CA
Jul 21&22 The Art House with Seth Rudetsky Provincetown, MA
Aug 3 Caramoor Venetian Theater Katonah, NY
Aug 24 Tanglewood Lenox, MA
Aug 25 Manchester Music Festival Manchester, VT
Sep 3 Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA
Sep 5&6 Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University Provo, UT
Sep 7 Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State Ogden, UT
Sep 15 Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Sep 21 Krannert Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL
Sep 28 Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory Toronto, ON
Oct 12 Symphony Center Chicago, IL
Oct 19 Brown Theater, Wortham Center Houston, TX
Oct 20 Long Center Austin, TX
Oct 25 Balboa Theatre La Jolla, CA
Oct 26 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Los Angeles, CA
Nov 2 Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas  Conway, AR
Nov 8 Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Louisville, KY
Nov 15 The Sheldon St. Louis, MO
Nov 16 Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Kansas City, MO
Nov 22 McCarter Theater Princeton, NJ
Nov 23 Staller Center, SUNY Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY
Dec 21 Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ
     
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Where will her tour reach New Jersey or Pennsylvania?

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