Audra McDonald joins the cast of “The Good Fight”

August 2nd 2017

the_good_fight_genA_still_103116-copy-2Reprising her popular role of Liz Lawrence from “The Good Wife,” Audra McDonald joins the cast of “The Good Fight” on CBS All Access.  In the show’s second season of the network’s first original drama series, Lawrence is revealed as the ex-wife of Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo), and the former couple is forced to face many of their unresolved issues.

Executive producers Robert and Michelle King are “thrilled that Audra McDonald will return to the fictional Chicago of ‘The Good Fight.’ Audra brings intelligence, strength, and wit to Liz Lawrence, the character she developed in the fourth season of ‘The Good Wife.’” As a series regular, McDonald joins the cast alongside Emmy Award winner Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Sarah Steele and Justin Bartha.

Catch “The Good Fight” in early 2018 exclusively on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s subscription video-demand and live streaming service.

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” opens on the West End

June 15th 2017

Lady DayOn June 17, Audra McDonald makes her long-awaited West End debut playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Earning her a record-breaking sixth Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics’ Circle Award, and an Emmy nomination for its HBO filmed version, Audra’s performance of the iconic jazz legend features some of her best known hits.

Written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Lonny Price, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City in 2014. Audra reprises the role for this 12 week limited run on the West End.

Performances run through September 9 at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Visit for tickets and more information.

Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates Ella Fitzgerald

April 25th 2017

Ella FitzgeraldHonoring the jazz great Ella Fitzgerald, Audra McDonald joins host Harry Connick, Jr. at the annual Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala on April 26. The event celebrates the First Lady of Song’s centennial with an evening of performances by some of today’s most talented performers, including Renée Fleming, Roberta Gambarini, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Marilyn Maye, Camille Thurman, Kenny Washington, and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

The event will be livestreamed online on April 26, 2017 at 7 pm ET. Tune in below to watch “Ella at 100 – Forever the First Lady of Song.”

Audra recognized by Variety in Power of Women issue

April 21st 2017

audra-mcdonald-power-of-women-ny-2017Joining activists Jessica Chastain, Chelsea Clinton, Gayle King, Blake Lively, and Shari Redstone, Audra McDonald is named one of the honorees at Variety’s Power of Women event. Audra is being recognized for her work with Covenant House, an organization that provides support to homeless youth across the United States.

Audra joined the board of Covenant House in 2014 and has participated in the organization’s annual sleep out to raise money for room, board, and aid for homeless youth.

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