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  • Audra McDonald Returning to Broadway as Billie Holliday

    Feb 25, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Audra McDonald will star as Billie Holliday this spring in the Broadway production “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” a musical that imagines one of Holiday’s last performances in 1959. Producers said Tuesday that the five-time Tony Award-winner will star as an ailing Holiday in a small club in Philadelphia, where she will let […]

  • Audra McDonald in NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ (First Promo)

    Nov 8, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *NBC has released the first promo for its three-hour adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “The Sound of Music,” which it will air live on Dec. 5. Carrie Underwood stars in the production; Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and Laura Benanti round out the cast. It’s directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford and exec produced […]

  • Audra McDonald Added to NBC’s Live ‘Sound of Music’ Broadcast

    Sep 16, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment


    *Broadway star and “Private Practice” alum Audra McDonald joins Laura Benanti and Christian Borle as newcomers to the cast of NBC’s live Dec. 5 broadcast of “The Sound of Music.” McDonald, a five-time Tony winner, will portray Mother Abbess with Laura Benanti as Elsa Schrader and Borle as Max Dettweiler. Carrie Underwood is set to […]

  • Courtney B. Vance, Patina Miller, Billy Porter, Cicely Tyson Win Tonys

    Jun 10, 13 by EURpublisher02 10 Comments


    *Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosted a diversity-filled Tony Awards ceremony Sunday night that included Mike Tyson dancing in the opening number and Audra McDonald belting the chorus of closing number “Empire State of Mind,” which was altered with lyrics written during the show to reflect the evening’s highlights. In the three hours between, Courtney B. […]

  • Stage Diva Audra McDonald on Her Broadway Takeover

    May 23, 13 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments


      *So how does one become a Broadway superstar? While there are countless paths to New York’s Great White Way, beginning actors all cite the same three pathways to the big stage – audition, audition, audition. “I auditioned for a lot of summer stock, and then I auditioned for ‘The Secret Garden’ on Broadway, and […]

  • Audra McDonald Used ‘Private Practice’ to Conquer TV Fear

    Apr 17, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Audra McDonald has been hosting this season’s “Live From Lincoln Center” series on PBS, but she’s set to command center stage next month for the show’s season finale. The special, titled “Audra McDonald In Concert: Go Back Home,” will see the “Private Practice” star and five-time Tony Award winner performing a gala concert at Lincoln […]