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Audra McDonald

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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Audra McDonald sets new concert for Kravis Center

    Audra McDonald sets new concert for Kravis Center
    Sunday’s much-anticipated Kravis Center concert by Broadway star Audra McDonald, postponed by illness, has been rescheduled for Feb. 26.   Tickets start at $25, and those issued for the postponed Jan. 5 performance will be honored. Refunds (or a...
  • Carrie Underwood getting 'hate tweets' over 'Sound of Music' role

    Carrie Underwood getting 'hate tweets' over 'Sound of Music' role
    Carrie Underwood is donning Julie Andrews' iconic habit in NBC's upcoming live presentation of "The Sound of Music," but the gig isn't all raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens. "I get hate tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" the...
  • Review: Strong start to Melissa Barak's ballet troupe at Broad Stage

    Review: Strong start to Melissa Barak's ballet troupe at Broad Stage
    At “L.A. Moves,” Thursday’s inaugural concert of the eponymous Barak Ballet, the double lives of Melissa Barak were on display: both Barak the choreographer and Barak the dancer. During the nine years Barak was at New York City...
  • L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'

    L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'
    Here’s the thing about having a long, busy acting career: one moment a performer finds himself at the extreme margin of agony, trudging the stage with Cordelia in his arms, and the next he's having a moment of blood, sweat and glory in Rocky Balboa'...