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Watch: Audra McDonald Featured on PBS "Newshour"

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013
    Watch: Audra McDonald Featured on PBS "Newshour"

    Audra McDonald was featured on PBS Newshour last night, speaking with the show's Art Beat correspondent Jeffrey Brown about her new album, Go Back Home. McDonald, whom Brown describes as "a leading lady of musical theater and much more," discusses her connection to the songs on the album, her most personal yet, and the sense of home she found in the theater at an early age. You can watch the complete Newshour piece below.

    Go Back Home, Audra McDonald's first album in seven years, features songs by composers with whom she has long been associated (Adam Guettel, Michael John 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. "As usual," says the Los Angeles Times, "she stuns upon entrance, exit and everything else." New York raves: "It’s entirely possible that Audra McDonald is the greatest singer alive." USA Today says: "McDonald has one of the warmest, most glorious singing voices on the planet."

    McDonald, a staunch advocate for marriage equality, responded to today's Supreme Court rulings regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, with the tweet: "I like today. I like today a lot! Love is love! NOH8!"

     

    Watch Audra McDonald Feels at Home in Whirlwind of New Challenges on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

on June 26, 2013 - 1:40pm
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Audra McDonald was featured on PBS Newshour last night, speaking with the show's Art Beat correspondent Jeffrey Brown about her new album, Go Back Home. McDonald, whom Brown describes as "a leading lady of musical theater and much more," discusses her connection to the songs on the album, her most personal yet, and the sense of home she found in the theater at an early age. You can watch the complete Newshour piece here.

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Audra McDonald was featured on PBS Newshour last night, speaking with the show's Art Beat correspondent Jeffrey Brown about her new album, Go Back Home. McDonald, whom Brown describes as "a leading lady of musical theater and much more," discusses her connection to the songs on the album, her most personal yet, and the sense of home she found in the theater at an early age. You can watch the complete Newshour piece below.

Go Back Home, Audra McDonald's first album in seven years, features songs by composers with whom she has long been associated (Adam Guettel, Michael John 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. "As usual," says the Los Angeles Times, "she stuns upon entrance, exit and everything else." New York raves: "It’s entirely possible that Audra McDonald is the greatest singer alive." USA Today says: "McDonald has one of the warmest, most glorious singing voices on the planet."

McDonald, a staunch advocate for marriage equality, responded to today's Supreme Court rulings regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, with the tweet: "I like today. I like today a lot! Love is love! NOH8!"

 

Watch Audra McDonald Feels at Home in Whirlwind of New Challenges on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

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Audra McDonald: PBS Newshour, June 25, 2013

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