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Audra McDonald

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  • Drama League Awards Go Broad with Crowded List of 2014 Nominations

    A whopping seven Broadway musicals and two Off Broadway tuners will compete for the single 2013-14 Drama League Award for musical, one of only five competitive award categories packed with nominees that also include actors Michelle Williams, Denzel...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Darren Criss: Interacting With Stephen Sondheim Was 'Extraordinary, Inspiring'

    Although Stephen Sondheim wasn't talking to reporters, guests at HBO's Nov. 18 premiere of "Six By Sondheim" couldn't stop talking about the legendary composer and lyricist. Directed by Tony award-winner and frequent Sondheim collaborator, James Lapine,...