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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...
  • Broadway Review: 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill' Starring Audra McDonald

    "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," Lanie Robertson's elegiac lament for the jazz singer Billie Holiday at the end of her broken-down life, has been knocking around forever in regional theaters. But in all those years, this intimate bio-musical was...
  • Will Tony Love This 'Gentleman' In So-So Season?

    Will Tony Love This 'Gentleman' In So-So Season?
    It’s the final few weeks before the lackluster 2013-14 Broadway season and some folks in Hartford are taking an unusually high interest in the last few shows that are about to open. The reason is “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and...
  • Broadway Box Office: Carole King, Neil Patrick Harris Turn Ticketbuyers' Heads

    Famous faces helped keep some Broadway titles buoyant in an ebb-tide week, as Neil Patrick Harris, Denzel Washington, Bryan Cranston and -- indirectly -- Carole King pumped interest in their respective shows. Harris, for one, proved that the boffo...
  • Broadway Box Office: Neil Patrick Harris Looks Legendary in 'Hedwig' Launch

    If it were possible to gauge a Broadway musical's box office prospects from a single performance alone, then Neil Patrick Harris' turn in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" looks legendary. But we'll have to, ahem, wait for it if we want to know for sure...
  • Nikki M. James on Broadway's 'Les Miserables' Revival: 'You Pray to God You Make It Feel Fresh'

    Reviving a beloved property like "Les Misérables" can be a fraught undertaking but to Nikki M. James, who takes on the role of Éponine after her Tony-winning run in "Book of Mormon," there are only two directions that things can take. "There are...
  • 'Porgy and Bess' reboot perseveres despite its critics

    'Porgy and Bess' reboot perseveres despite its critics
    Controversy of one kind or another has dogged "Porgy and Bess" since its Broadway premiere in 1935. Just the fact that George Gershwin's first real stab at grand opera debuted on Broadway rather than the Metropolitan Opera, which had initially...
  • Eatonville's Norm Lewis wows New York

    Eatonville's Norm Lewis wows New York
    Eatonville's Norm Lewis, who has won fans on Broadway and via ABC's "Scandal," earned a rave review from The New York Times for a Saturday concert. Stephen Holden of The Times called the Lewis performance "a high point of Lincoln Center's American...
  • Producers Aim to Establish 'A Confederacy of Dunces' On Broadway

    The movie adaptation may be a nonstarter, but John Kennedy Toole's novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" has taken its first steps toward the stage as producers announced a legit incarnation is in the works from playwright Jeffrey Hatcher and helmer David...
  • Concert Review: 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'

    Emma Thompson makes a smashing Gotham stage debut as the meat-pie maven Mrs. Lovett in the New York Philharmonic's splendid staging of "Sweeney Todd," more than holding her own in a cast of Broadway vets and alongside a formidable Sweeney, opera star Bryn...
  • Emma Thompson, from 'Saving Mr. Banks' to 'Sweeney Todd' musical

    Emma Thompson, from 'Saving Mr. Banks' to 'Sweeney Todd' musical
    Coming off her acclaimed performance as the ornery P.L. Travers in "Saving Mr. Banks," Emma Thompson has brought her considerable comic energy to Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd," which is being performed in a semi-staged concert production by...