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Audra at the Palladium on PBS Great Performances

On May 17, Audra’s performance from the Palladium in London will air on PBS’s Great Performances. Audra is joined by the 40-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra led by musical director Andy Einhorn for a selection of career-defining Broadway classics, including “I Am What I Am,” “Summertime,” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”

Audra will also be featured on the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 80th Anniversary celebration episode, which airs on May 31. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, the production features an all-star cast that includes Audra performing alongside Michael Ball, Daniel Dae Kim, Maria Friedman, Julian Ovenden and more, recorded at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.     

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Audra Tours Australia in 2024

Audra McDonald will be heading to Australia in May 2024 to perform concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Audra last toured Australia back in 2016, performing at the iconic Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. She’ll return to both of these venues, and make her debut performances in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Perth – May 4, 2024 at the Crown Theatre Perth
Adelaide – May 8, 2024 at Her Majesty’s Theatre
Sydney – May 11, 2024 at the Sydney Opera House
Brisbane – May 15, 2024 at QPAC Concert Hall
Melbourne – May 17, 2024 at Hamer Hall

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2024 Audie Award Winner for “The Iliad”

Audra was awarded the 2024 Audie Award for Literary Fiction & Classics for her narration of Emily Wilson’s critically acclaimed new translation of “The Iliad.” Audible writes that in Audra’s “thrilling reading, this magical and often horrifying tale gallops at a pace befitting its legendary battle scenes.” Listen on Audible here.

SAG Nomination for “The Gilded Age”

Audra has received a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series’ for her work on HBO’s The Gilded Age. Audra is recognized for her portrayal of Dorothy Scott alongside fellow cast members Christine Baranski, Denée Benton, Carrie Coon, and Cynthia Nixon. The show’s second season is available to stream now on MAX.

The 30th annual SAG Awards ceremony will air live on Saturday, Feb. 24, 8PM ET only on Netflix. Read more about the nominations here.

Ava Duvernay’s ORIGIN Opens in LA and NY

Audra McDonald is featured alongside Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Niecy Nash-Betts, Nick Offerman, Blair Underwood in Ava DuVernay’s new film Origin. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay, Origin chronicles the cross-cultural journey of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson as she investigates a global phenomenon of epic proportions. The film is based on Wilkerson’s best-selling book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Like the book, the film explores the unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

Origin was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 80th Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered on September 6, 2023. It opens in NYC and LA for a week-long engagement on December 8, 2023, before expanding to select cities on January 19, 2024.

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Audra Named 2024 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal

On December 1, Audra McDonald was announced as the 2024 Grand Marshal by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses President Alex Aghajanian. The theme of this year’s tournament is “Celebrating a World of Music,” and is being conceived as a tribute to the universal language that unites cultures worldwide.

The announcement was a celebratory event, attended by Tournament Members, local public figures and community members. Audra made the ceremonial walk down the front steps of Tournament House to the song, “On Broadway” and enthusiastic applause.

On January 1, 2024, Audra will ride in the 135th Rose Parade and join in the pre-game celebration of the CFP Semifinal at the 110th Rose Bowl Game.