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Audra McDonald

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  • 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'...
  • NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!' set for do-re-mi with no do-overs

     NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!' set for do-re-mi with no do-overs
    NEW YORK — Few people would mistake the Long Island commuter town of Bethpage (elevation: 105 feet) for the Austrian Alps. But on a vast soundstage in an anonymous industrial park about 45 minutes from Manhattan sits a gently sloping, man-made...
  • Review: HBO's 'Six by Sondheim' is a stylish salute to a Broadway legend

     Review: HBO's 'Six by Sondheim' is a stylish salute to a Broadway legend
    Ever since Stephen Sondheim reached the four-score mark three years ago, the spotlight has shifted from his work to the legend himself. There have been birthday galas, musical tributes, interviews galore and books in which the master reveals the secrets...
  • Review: 'A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!' fun yet scattershot

    Review: 'A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!' fun yet scattershot
    As irresponsible as it may be to encourage drinking at this time of year, you are more likely to enjoy “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre if you toss back a few Tiny Tim-tinis or Scroogedrivers at the lobby...
  • Carrie Underwood sounds off on 'mean people' post-'Sound of Music'

    Carrie Underwood sounds off on 'mean people' post-'Sound of Music'
    The haters are alive with "The Sound of Music Live!" -- and NBC's live-musical star Carrie Underwood is quickly learning that there's no way to stop them. The former "American Idol" winner, who played governess and would-be nun Maria Von Trapp, was...
  • 'Sound of Music': Watch Audra McDonald sing 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain'

    'Sound of Music': Watch Audra McDonald sing 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain'
    NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" aired Thursday night and predictably sent social media snarking, followed by more tempered reviews from TV critics and theater lovers. Although the show might not have been one of everybody's favorite things, NBC got big...
  • Review: Highs, lows of 'The Sound of Music Live' with Carrie Underwood

    This post has been updated. See below for details. Thursday night NBC staged a three-hour live performance of Rodgers and Hammserstein's "The Sound of Music," the world's most beloved musical, with Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, a role...
  • Neil Patrick Harris Honored by Drama League

    It was a theater lovefest for the ages on Feb. 3 at the Pierre Hotel in New York, where a bevy of stars pulled out all the stops to honor their friend and co-worker, modern Renaissance man Neil Patrick Harris. Harris was honored as part of the Drama...
  • TV This Week for Dec. 1 - 7: 'Kirstie' on TV Land

    TV This Week for Dec. 1 - 7: 'Kirstie' on TV Land
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 1 - 7, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   -------------------- SUNDAY Now that’s old school! Gladys Knight...
  • 'Sound of Music': Exclusive Pics From the Dress Rehearsal

    With NBC's "The Sound of Music" set to go live Thursday night, the cast held it's first full dress rehearsal Tuesday night and Variety has the exclusive photos. Production stars Carrie Underwood as Maria and Stephen Moyer as Capt. Georg Von Trapp. Tony...
  • Holiday music specials on TV 2013

     
    The holiday season tends to fill the world with music — from radio stations playing Christmas songs all day long, to church choirs rejoicing, to people just singing on the street. TV, of course, is also a place to find much music and singing this...