- Monday,June 14,2021nothingWatch: 'The Light in the Piazza,' 'Dreamgirls: In Concert' Casts Reunite on 'Stars in the House' to Benefit The Actors Fund
Stars in the House, the live-streamed series led by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to benefit The Actors Fund, hosted the stars of the original 2005 Broadway production of Adam Guettel's The Light in the Piazza on Friday, and a 20th anniversary celebration of the 2001 Actors Fund benefit concert performance of Dreamgirls, of which Rudetsky was the musical director, on Saturday. You can watch both here.
- Tuesday,May 22,2018nothingWatch: Audra McDonald Joins "The Late Late Show"'s James Corden, Dan Stevens for Inappropriate Musicals
Audra McDonald was a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. She joined Corden and Dan Stevens for a few very special performances of inappropriate musicals. "Many of Broadway's biggest hit musicals have been based on movies," says Corden. "But there are so many more great movie possibilities. So tonight, we proudly present scenes from a trio of exciting screen-to-stage adaptations." Watch the performances here.
- Friday,February 16,2018nothing
The 2018 Tanglewood season has been announced, and among the artists slated to perform at the Lenox, MA, venue this summer are Emmylou Harris and Ry Cooder on a double bill, Chris Thile with Live From Here, Jeremy Denk in a solo recital, and Audra McDonald with the Boston Pops.
- Wednesday,February 7,2018nothingLA Phil 2018–19 Season Includes John Adams, Audra McDonald; New Works by Adams, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen
The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced its 2018–19 concert season—its centennial season—and among the artists joining the orchestra to perform this season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are John Adams and Audra McDonald. The LA Phil will also give the world premiere of new works by Adams, Steve Reich, and Louis Andriessen.
- Friday,October 27,2017nothing
Congratulations to Audra McDonald, who will receive the 2018 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT at a gala in her honor on April 14. The award, which includes a $100,000 cash prize and an artist residency, celebrates individuals who continue to achieve the highest distinction in their fields and who will produce inspiring work for many years to come.
- Wednesday,July 26,2017nothing
Audra McDonald—who is starring in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill on London's West End—spoke with Alec Baldwin about her life and storied career as the guest on the latest episode of his Here's the Thing podcast from WNYC Studios. "Much like the staggering beauty of her voice, Audra McDonald is impossible to ignore," says Baldwin. "Reviews of her award-winning performances overflow with accolades: she's 'spellbinding,' 'radiant,' and 'wrenchingly human.'" Hear the conversation here.
- Wednesday,April 19,2017nothingBoston's Celebrity Series 2017–18 Season to Include Chris Thile, Jeremy Denk, Audra McDonald, Joshua Redman
The Celebrity Series of Boston has announced its 2017–2018 concert season, and among the artists performing through the acclaimed series at venues in and around Boston next season are four Nonesuch artists: Chris Thile, Jeremy Denk, Audra McDonald, and Joshua Redman. Three-concert subscriptions are on sale now.
- Tuesday,March 21,2017nothing
Audra McDonald, who can currently be seen in theaters across the globe in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday. She spoke with Colbert about her new baby, who recently provided a unique delivery device for grits, and about a slight snafu during the White House ceremony at which she received the National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama. You can watch the interview here.
- Friday,March 17,2017nothing
Audra McDonald helps bring Disney's Beauty and the Beast to life in the live-action adaptation of the classic film, which opens in theaters around the world today. She joins Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and a cast of household objects as the gregarious singing Garderobe. "To hear McDonald's glorious voice on the big screen is just one of this film's many pleasures," says Deadline. Elle says: "She's the first voice we hear and one of the last, and if you've ever heard her sing, you know that's a wonderful thing."
- Friday,February 3,2017nothing
Audra McDonald will finally bring her Tony Award–winning portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill to London's West End with a fourteen-week run at Wyndham's Theatre starting June 17, 2017. The performances were postponed due to the happy arrival of McDonald's newborn daughter last year. Written by Robertson and directed by Lonny Price, the musical play opened on Broadway in 2014 to great acclaim, earning McDonald a record sixth Tony Award, an Outer Circle Critics Award, and a Drama Desk Award.
- Wednesday,December 14,2016nothingAudra McDonald Nominated for SAG Award, NAACP Image Award for "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" on HBO
Congratulations to Audra McDonald, who has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an NAACP Image Award for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill on HBO. She made history and became Broadway's most decorated performer when she won her sixth Tony Award for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill in 2014.
- Wednesday,September 14,2016nothing
Congratulations to Audra McDonald and Philip Glass, who are among this year's National Medal of Arts recipients. President Barack Obama will present the awards in a ceremony at the White House on Thursday, September 22, 2016. "The National Medal of Arts recipients have helped to define our nation's cultural legacy through the artistic excellence of their creative traditions," says NEA Chairman Jane Chu, "and I join the President in congratulating and thanking them for their contributions." You can watch the ceremony here.
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