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  • Meet the Men Literally Behind Audra McDonald on Broadway

    Aug 17, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *(Via Playbill) – Meet the men behind the music at Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill: Shelton Becton, Clayton Craddock and George Farmer. It’s been said that “Behind every great man is a great woman,” but in the case of Tony Award-winning superwoman Audra McDonald there are three musicians backing her in the history […]

  • Audra McDonald’s ‘Lady Day’ Finally Making a Profit

    Jul 29, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Producers of the Broadway play “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” which stars Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, said Tuesday that they have recouped their $2.6 million initial investment. In the show, McDonald portrays Holiday in one of her last concerts, offering stories and performing about a dozen of Holiday’s best-known songs, including “God […]

  • Audra McDonald Reveals She Attempted Suicide in College

    Jul 25, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *In a new interview, multiple Tony winner Audra McDonald reveals there was a time in her life when she wanted to end it all. The 44-year-old actress-singer spoke about the depression she battled in college, which led to a suicide attempt. “When I was at Juilliard, I had a suicide attempt. I tried to slit […]

  • Aretha Franklin Jumps on Lifetime’s Biopic Train With Upcoming Film

    Jun 30, 14 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *You can now add Aretha Franklin to the list of stars to be given the biopic treatment by Lifetime. The Queen of Soul confirmed her work with the network on a movie about her life and career with Billboard.com “We’re very, very close to signatures on one agreement. It’s just a matter of our coming to […]

  • June 13th, 2014 – Black Hollywood Live’s This Week (Watch)

    Jun 14, 14 by Derrial Christon - Black Hollywood Live Leave a comment


    BHL: This Week — In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon, Courtney Stewart and Dj Jesse Janedy discuss news for the week of June 13th, 2014. Jesse opens up with The Whitney Biopic Cast, Essence Magazine Racist For Dropping The White Guy?, and Audra McDonald Breaks Tony Award Records. Courtney switches to talk […]

  • Time Magazine Journalist Criticizes Audra McDonald’s Tony Award Acceptance Speech

    Jun 12, 14 by Qwest7 8 Comments


    *Despite her history-making win at this year’s Tony Awards, Audra McDonald is not immune to criticism. The actress, who won her record-breaking sixth Tony award for her performance in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” has come under fire for her acceptance speech by Time magazine editor-at-large Belinda Luscombe. During her emotional speech, McDonald […]