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Audra McDonald

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  • Top-of-the-line tourist attraction

    Top-of-the-line tourist attraction
    — Is it any wonder that a city renowned for its lofty skyscrapers has created a stunning park in the sky? The High Line Park, a 1930s-era elevated rail line, has been transformed into vibrant green space, perched some 30 feet above Manhattan. There...
  • Kennedy Center Honors: Don't miss it tonight on CBS

    Kennedy Center Honors: Don't miss it tonight on CBS
    I am off for a few days to deal with some minor medical stuff, and I did not intend to write any reviews, believe me. But I sat down last night to watch one segment of the preview DVD for  "Kennedy Center Honors," and I got up some two hours later...
  • 'Cats,' 'Porgy,' Gaga in PBS fall festival

    'Cats,' 'Porgy,' Gaga in PBS fall festival
    This fall, PBS will keep Friday nights hopping with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges, Nathan Lane, Michael Feinstein, Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd," "Porgy and Bess" and "Cats." The PBS Arts Fall Festival will offer 11 weekly...
  • Tony Awards 2014: Audra McDonald's jazzy career embellishment

     Tony Awards 2014: Audra McDonald's jazzy career embellishment
    It might be easy livin' for Audra McDonald, now that the star of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" has made Tony Awards history. The 43-year-old singer-actress on Sunday became the first performer to win six Tonys in competitive categories and has now...
  • Variety Show Glory Days of 'Sonny and Cher' Could be Long Gone

    In the days of Ed Sullivan, the Smothers Brothers and Carol Burnett, the TV variety special stood tall as a regular feature of the broadcast schedule. But in recent years, they seem to have gone the way of the 13-channel universe -- relics of the...
  • Ruby Dee made her graceful mark on artistic, activist stages

     Ruby Dee made her graceful mark on artistic, activist stages
    Ruby Dee packed a lot of power in a tiny package. Barely topping 5 feet, 2 inches, she nevertheless loomed large. Still, there was a softness alongside the steel, a smile gracing her face more often than a frown. There was a kindness in her eyes, a...
  • 'Gentleman's Guide' kills at Tony Awards, claims four

    The main character in the Broadway show "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" spends much of the musical mystery knocking off those he believes stand in the way of his big score. At Sunday's Tony Awards, the production landed its own loot: the top...
  • 10 top Tonys moments, good and bad

    The 68th annual Tony Awards was a (long) evening of ups and downs, if hardly any surprises. Here are ten memorable moments from the broadcast.    10 — For the opening number, host Hugh Jackman, a hugely talented dancer, awkwardly jumped up and...
  • Audra McDonald responds to Tony's acceptance speech criticism

    Audra McDonald responds to Tony's acceptance speech criticism
    Though Broadway legend Audra McDonald made history on Sunday night with her sixth Tony Award, the best lead actress for her role in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” has been receiving not only congrats for her win but also criticism...
  • Tony Award Winners 2014 -- Updated List

    Stay tuned for the updated list of winners from the 68th annual Tony Awards, which airs live on CBS at 8PM ET/PT. Best Play "Act One" "All the Way" "Casa Valentine" "Mothers and Sons" "Outside Mullingar" Best Musical "After Midnight" "Aladdin"...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Big Smo' on A&E

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Big Smo' on A&E
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 8 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES So You Think You Can Dance Auditions...
  • Tony Awards 2014: 'Gentleman's Guide' shows big rewards in risk-taking

    Tony Awards 2014: 'Gentleman's Guide' shows big rewards in risk-taking
    "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," the musical with no marquee names or obvious marketing hook, won big at the Tony Awards on Sunday night, proving that a droll Edwardian tale of homicide, a few murderously clever patter songs and the killingly funny...