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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 forĀ  "Kennedy Center Honors," and I got up some two hours later...
  • Broadway Box Office: Business Surges with 'Curious Incident' Off to Good Start

    Broadway bounced back from its annual post-Labor Day downturn last week, gaining steam in a frame that added three new shows -- including the transfer of London hit "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" -- and saw the return of one more....
  • 'Peter Pan' on NBC casts Kelli O'Hara for live broadcast

    'Peter Pan' on NBC casts Kelli O'Hara for live broadcast
    NBC has bulked up the Broadway credentials of its upcoming live broadcast of "Peter Pan." Kelli O'Hara -- a five-time Tony Award nominee -- will play the role of Mrs. Darling, mother of Wendy, in the TV production scheduled to air Dec. 4. As...
  • Dear Joan Rivers: What an exit

    Dear Joan Rivers: What an exit
    Dear Joan Rivers, You didn't get Meryl Streep crying in five accents. But Audra McDonald and Hugh Jackman singing at your funeral on Sunday? That's better than anything you asked for in your book "I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me." The best of...
  • Joan Rivers' funeral has a star-studded turnout

    Joan Rivers' funeral has a star-studded turnout
    Howard Stern delivered the eulogy and Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang “Smile” at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded sendoff that brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. A men's choir singing...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'It's Only a Play' Gets Boffo Start with Broderick and Lane

    Star-heavy Broadway comedy "It's Only a Play" went from zero to 60 last week, launching out of the gate with a strong tally in a week that saw overall Main Stem sales hold steady ahead of the annual back-to-school drop. A critical mass of well-known...
  • TICKET BOX: 5 Seconds of Summer at Susquehanna Bank Center, George Thorogood at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown, Kenny Rogers at Penn's Peak and 55 more shows

     
    Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. 5 Seconds of Summer George Thorogood and The Destroyers 40th anniversary show at Allentown's Miller Symphony Hall, Kenny Rogers at Penn's Peak near Jim Thorpe and 5 Seconds......
  • Broadway Box Office: 'Of Mice and Men' Breaks $1 Million in its Final Week

    Midsummer tourism brought another big-money week to Broadway with 11 shows raking in more than $1 million apiece, including James Franco-Chris O'Dowd starrer "Of Mice and Men," which claimed a spot in the millionaires' club for the first time thanks to...
  • '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...
  • Meryl Streep as Maria Callas -- a masterpiece is coming!

    "I'd like to rip her throat out!" This is what the great Meryl Streep supposedly said -- all in good actorish fun -- when Madonna's tireless campaign to play the lead in the movie "Evita" came to pass in 1997. But that might be the only role Miss Streep...
  • 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...