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Audra McDonald

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  • 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,...
  • NBC To Air 'Making Of' Special Wednesday For Live 'Sound of Music'

    The screen will soon be alive with the sound of NBC promoting its live take on "The Sound of Music." The Peacock's December 5th special, in which Carrie Underwood stars as Maria, the nanny to the Von Trapp children, will air live over the course of three...
  • 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...
  • TV Review: 'Six by Sondheim'

    Affixed with an unnecessary gimmick, "Six by Sondheim" is a loving ode to the composer by director James Lapine -- part biography, part detailed examination of the roots of Sondheim's talent and work. Fascinating as that latter part is, it's slightly...
  • TV Review: 'The Sound of Music Live!'

    It's a long way back to Mary Martin as Peter Pan, but the notion of a live TV musical -- with all the inherent risk that entails -- still contains more than a little magic. So give NBC credit for tackling the challenge, in trump-the-DVR-age fashion,...
  • 'Sound of Music Live': Producers Call it a 'Profoundly Complicated, Amazing Experience'

    Exhausted and exhilirated -- that's how "Sound of Music Live" exec producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron feel this morning on the heels of pulling off NBC's live telecast of the beloved tuner. The pair have a deep resume of producing everything from stage...
  • TV's Holiday Chaos: Can 'Sound of Music' and Other Ambitious Shows Strike A Chord?

    TV is hoping to use "How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria" to solve its ongoing problem with viewership. The networks are serving up specials and program launches so fast and furious this month that TV is starting to serve up content a lot like...
  • TV This Week Dec. 8-14: 'Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale'

    TV This Week Dec. 8-14: 'Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SUNDAY The finish line is in sight on the...
  • Grammys: 'Kinky Boots,' 'Matilda' and 'Motown' are musical nominees

    Cyndi Lauper is back in the Grammy game. The pop singer-songwriter who in 1985 was named the Grammys' best new artist  received her 15th nomination on Friday for musical theater album. Lauper wrote the music and lyrics for "Kinky Boots," one of three...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Six by Sondheim' on HBO

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Six by Sondheim' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The Independents Former MTV host...