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  • Audra McDonald’s ‘Lady Day’ Show Goes from Broadway to HBO

    Dec 19, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Six-time Tony-award winning singer and actress Audra McDonald will reprise her role as legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the hit Broadway show “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” in a special for HBO, the cable network announced Wednesday. McDonald will begin filming the play before a live audience in New Orleans this month. […]

  • Audra McDonald Set for Stage Adaptation of ‘Corinna, Corinna’ (Report)

    Dec 11, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *A new stage musical adaptation of the 1994 film “Corinna, Corinna,” about an African American housekeeper who helps a young girl cope with the loss of her mother, is in development as a vehicle for six-time Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald, reports Playbill.com. Jessie Nelson, who wrote, directed and produced the film, is collaborating with […]

  • Alicia Keys, Audra McDonald to Sing at Ruby Dee Memorial

    Sep 4, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *A memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will feature music by Alicia Keys and Audra McDonald, reflections by former Mayor David Dinkins and poet Sonia Sanchez, and a eulogy by Harry Belafonte, reports the AP. The celebration of Lee’s life will be held at the Riverside Church in New York on Sept. […]

  • 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 […]