Broadway unites for Orlando

June 20th 2016

AM.BwayforOrlando releaseIn response to the horrific shooting that took place at an Orlando nightclub, Broadway stars joined forces to honor the victims and their families with a recording of Hal David and Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now is Love.” Audra McDonald sings alongside friends and colleagues from the Broadway community including Carole King, Nathan Lane, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadette Peters, Seth Rudetsky and Shuffle Along castmates Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter. Visit to watch an exclusive video from the recording studio.

Purchase the recording here on iTunes. All proceeds will benefit the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.

Live from the Beacon Theater: 2016 Tony Awards!

June 10th 2016

Tony logoThis Sunday, Audra McDonald joins friends and colleagues at the Beacon Theater in New York to celebrate the outstanding work in Broadway theater at the 70th Tony Awards ceremony.

The ceremony includes performances by all nominees for Best Musical, including Audra’s own show, Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed.

If you don’t have a ticket to the Tony’s, tune in to CBS this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT to watch it live!

Audra shifts gears: Carpool Karaoke on the Late Late Show with James Corden

June 2nd 2016

Broadway-CPK-Group_FullBetween performances of Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All that Followed, Audra visits James Corden for a session of his ever-popular Carpool Karaoke segment. Fellow performers Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Krakowski and Lin-Manuel Miranda join the party for a singalong of Broadway’s greatest hits.

The Late Late Show airs Monday June 6 at 12:37 am on CBS.

Big news in Audraland!

May 10th 2016

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 12.30.07 PMBreaking news: Audra regrets that she must postpone her West End debut in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, but is thrilled to announce that she and husband Will Swenson are expecting.

As a result, Audra will continue performances of Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed through July 24, at which time Grammy-winning singer Rhiannon Giddens will step in as Lottie Gee and choreographer and tap legend Savion Glover will join the cast. Audra will return to Shuffle Along in the winter following her temporary maternity leave.

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