Tickets for Shuffle Along on Broadway on sale now

September 15th 2015

ShuffleAlonglogoTickets for Audra McDonald’s highly anticipated return to Broadway in Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed are now on sale.

The six-time Tony winner stars alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry in this revival production of the 1921 musical. Pruduced by Scott Rudin, Shuffle Along also reunites George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover, the award-winning creators of Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk.

Previews of Shuffle Along begin March 14, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre, with the Broadway opening set for April 21.

Book your tickets now.

Live from Lincoln Center’s “Sweeney Todd” wins Emmy Award

September 14th 2015

Live from Lincoln CenterLive From Lincoln Center‘s telecast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has won the Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program. As the official host of the PBS series, Audra shares the award with the show’s producers.

Starring Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett and Bryn Terfel as the title character, Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd aired nationally on PBS on September 26, 2014. The production was directed by Lonny Price and featured the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Alan Gilbert.

Audra has served as the official host of Live From Lincoln Center since 2012. Sweeney Todd marks her fourth Emmy nomination and first win.

Audra McDonald kicks off fall 2015 concert tour with American Classics at the Hollywood Bowl

August 25th 2015

audra-mcdonald-2013-theater-autumn-de-wilde-2 copyThis September, Audra brings classics from Broadway and the American Songbook to Los Angeles for two performances at the Hollywood Bowl. Bramwell Tovey leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in program of Bernstein, Rogers and Hammerstein, and other American favorites that also features a performance by the talented dancers of the American Ballet Theatre. View the full details of the September 1 and 3 concerts here.

Continuing her North American tour, the six-time Tony winner performs at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, California on September 5. Following two concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra (Sept 10, 11), Audra can be seen in at the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, Michigan (Sept 17), with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra (Sept 19), in Kansas City for the Harriman-Jewell Series (Sept 26). October highlights include concerts at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing arts in Storrs, Connecticut (Oct 8), at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, South Carolina (Oct 13), and the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts (Oct 25).

Audra completes her fall tour with a series of concerts in Australia, visiting Melbourne and Sydney from October 31 to November 7.

View Audra’s full calendar here.

Audra’s Covenant House 2015 Broadway Sleep Out campaign extended through Aug 12

August 8th 2015

Audra Sleep OutDue to the generosity of supporters, Audra has extended her 2015 Broadway Sleep Out campaign through noon EDT on Wednesday, August 12. To further encourage people to give, for those who donate at the $2,250 level, Audra will not only meet you and a guest for hot chocolate at Sardi’s, but will also give a personal tour of Covenant House and a short private performance before she sleeps out.

To learn more about Audra’s campaign and to donate click here.

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