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Audra’s December 12 Carnegie Hall concert rescheduled for April 29

November 24th 2014

logo-carnegie copyWith great regret, Audra must postpone her performance on Friday, December 12, 2014 in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage due to an unanticipated scheduling change related to a film project. Audra’s Carnegie Hall concert has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She will be joined by music director and pianist Andy Einhorn, bassist Mark Vanderpoel, and drummer Gene Lewin.

All tickets to the December 12 concert will be honored on April 29. For further information, ticketholders may direct any questions to CarnegieChange at 212-247-7800.

“Yahoo! Answers Lounge Singers” returns to The Tonight Show

November 13th 2014

Yahoo answersIn case you missed it, Audra returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night for another round of “Yahoo! Answers Lounge Singers.” What’s the best way to get rid of hiccups? Watch the below clip to find out. Audra kicks off her national concert tour next month; check the schedule page to see if Audra is coming to city near you.

Audra kicks off 32-city concert tour Dec 2 in LA

October 27th 2014

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 3.51.40 PMNow a newly minted six-time Tony Award-winner, Audra kicks off her 2014-15 concert tour on December 2 with her return to LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. Stops along the 32-city tour include returns to NYC’s Carnegie Hall (Dec 12) and Boston’s Symphony Hall (Mar 1), as well as her Spanish debut at Madrid’s Teatro Real (Jan 31).

Click here for a full list of upcoming performances.

Want Audra to Be Your Voicemail Greeting? Donate to Covenant House, and She Can Be.

August 8th 2014

SO-BEAs she continues her Tony Award-winning Broadway performances as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill—now extended through October 5—Audra McDonald will sleep outside in solidarity with homeless youth one night this summer as part of Sleep Out: Broadway Edition 2014.
The fundraising event is organized by Covenant House, the largest privately funded agency in the Americas providing shelter, food, immediate crisis care, and an array of other services to homeless and runaway youth. Audra will join the Covenant House International Board of Directors in September.

As part of Sleep Out: Broadway Edition 2014, Audra has embarked on a campaign to raise $10,000 or more for the organization. She is already well on her way to meeting her goal, but to encourage people to donate further, she is now offering an array of one-of-a-kind prizes in exchange for donations that are made between today and next Friday, August 15 at noon EDT.

  • *For a $35 donation, Audra will recognize you in a “Cool People Hall of Fame” on her Facebook page
  • *For a $100 donation, Audra will give you a shout-out on Twitter
  • *For a $275 donation, Audra will send you a personalized, autographed copy of the Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill cast recording (courtesy of PS Classics)
  • *For a $500 donation, Audra will record your voicemail greeting (sent as an MP3)
  • *For a $1,000 donation, Audra will sing happy birthday on video to you or a special person of your choosing

 

Click here to visit Audra’s fundraising page and make a donation. Supporters will be contacted with details on how to redeem their prize.

Since its founding in 1972, Covenant House has helped over 1.2 million young people with immediate assistance and the support needed to a transition from a life on the streets to a life with a future. The largest privately funded nonprofit agency in the Americas, Covenant House provides food, shelter, clothing and immediate crisis care, medical care, educational and vocational programs, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal aid services, recreation programs, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, life-skills training and street outreach. In 2013, they helped 56,110 youth at 22 locations across the United States, Canada, and Latin America; an average of 1,820 every night of the year.

While Sleep Out: Broadway Edition 2014 officially takes place on August 17 in New York City, Audra will sleep outside in solidarity with homeless youth on a different night this summer, as she will be traveling that evening.

Visit www.covenanthouse.org for information.

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