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Black Theatre United Releases “Stand For Change”

On March 26, Black Theatre United released a new video and song titled “Stand for Change” in partnership with The Republic Records Action Committee (R2AC). This powerful and emotional song is brought to life by the 13 award-winning veterans of the Broadway and founders of Black Theatre United: Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Billy Porter, Darius de Haas, Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lillias White, Allyson Tucker, Michael McElroy, NaTasha Yvette Williams, LaChanze, Wendell Pierce, and Capathia Jenkins. “I just wanted this to be our legacy and I just didn’t want to do it alone,” Tony-nominated actress Vanessa Williams tells PEOPLE. “I wanted everyone to get together and unite.” The song was also made possible by songwriters and NYU professors Phil Galdston and Dave Schroeder, as well as the NYU orchestra and Musicians United for Social Equity (MUSE). 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the single will support the ongoing social justice efforts of BTU. “Stand for Change” unites the shared racial equality and social justice missions of BTU and R2AC, aiming not only to challenge racial inequality, but to galvanize communities to stand up for them throughout the country.

Listen to “Stand for Change”: HERE
Watch “Stand for Change”: HERE

Appearing on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”

On March 10, Audra McDonald appeared on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Audra and Seth discussed a variety of topics including her Tony nomination for her portrayal of Frankie in Terrence McNally’s “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune;” her role in the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, RESPECT; and how Carol Channing unknowingly settled Audra’s nerves during her first Tony acceptance speech. Watch the full segment below!

Upcoming Streams Featuring Audra McDonald

Catch Audra McDonald in the following streams! Please continue to check back for the most updated schedule.

December 9, 7:30pm ET; available to stream through January 3, 2021
An Evening with Audra McDonald
2020 New York City Center Gala
Click here for tickets

December 3 
A Streetcar Named Desire

Performance available on Audible from the Williamstown Theatre Fetsival
Click here to access on December 3

November 30, 7pm ET
Presenting the Fred Ebb Award
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November 16, 7pm ET
Ronald McDonald House New York 2020 Gala
Click here to watch

November 14, 7pm ET
Over the Rainbow: A Virtual Celebration Concert
This concert celebrates OTR’s residents, mission, board, staff, and continuing future
Click here for tickets

November 14
Ella, Forever the First Lady of Song
A re-airing of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2017 annual gala celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial
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November 14, 7:30pm ET
To the Rescue!
A benefit for the Humane Society of the United States
Click here for tickets

November 12
The Great Gutsby
53rd Annual Gala for the Greater New York chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
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October 7 7pm ET
Broadway Blowout! Voter Letter Writing Party
A virtual letter-writing party with VoteRiders
Click here or watch below

August 24 8pm ET
Covenant House Sleep Out
Virtual sleep out to benefit homeless youth
Click here to register

August 15 7 pm ET
HAM4CHANGE Fundraiser
Live-streamed benefit concert to support organizations focused on ending systematic racism
Click here to register

July 23 2 pm ET
Live with Carnegie Hall
Click here to watch

July 20 7 pm ET
Project Sing Out!
Live-streamed benefit concert supporting the Educational Theatre Foundation
Watch on Playbill’s YouTube Channel

July 16 7:30 pm ET
Broadway Barks Across America
Live-streamed benefit concert featuring adoptable animals
Stream on YouTube

July 15 7 pm ET
Lelt Foundation Virtual Gala
Live-stream with Bobby Cannavale
Click here for tickets

July 12 8 pm ET
The Seth Concert Series
Live-stream on July 12, with rebroadcast on July 13 at 3 pm ET
Click here for tickets

June 28 5 pm PT/ 8 pm ET
MTT25: An Online Tribute Event for Michael Tilson Thomas
Live-stream on the San Francisco Symphony YouTube Channel

June 26 8 pm ET
Stars in the House “Free To Be…You And Me” special
Live-stream on The Actors Fund’s YouTube Channel

June 19 7 pm ET
The Inaugural Antonyo Awards
Live-stream on Broadway Black’s website

June 13 7:30 pm ET
65th Annual Drama Desk Awards
Live-stream on www.DramaDeskAwards.com

[POSTPONED] June 1 8 pm ET
“We Are One Public” Benefit for The Public Theater
Live-stream on the publictheater.org website, or YouTube

May 31 3 pm ET
Virtual Pride Parade
Live-stream on The Lavender Effect’s Website with donation made here

May 30 8pm ET
the [title of show] show Vineyard Theatre Virtual Variety Show show
Access to show available with $25 donation made here

“A Streetcar Named Desire” Now Available on Audible

Audra McDonald’s performance in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is now available to stream on Audible in partnership with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Directed by Robert O’Hara, Audra stars as Blanche DuBois in this innovative exploration of the classic tale about the emotionally charged relationship between two iconic sisters. Stream now on Audible.

Audra McDonald sits on a stool wearing a form fitting black stress and looking off to the side.

Guest Starring on HBO’s ‘The Gilded Age’

Audra McDonald will appear on Julian Fellowes’ new HBO period drama ‘The Guilded Age’ as a guest star. Audra joins an impressive cast, including her The Good Fight co-star Christine Baranski, in this epic drama that follows the millionaire titans of New York City in the 1880s. Audra portrays Dorothy Scott, the wife of a powerful man and the backbone of her family. After much time apart, her daughter finally pays a visit to their family home in Brooklyn, and Dorothy clings to the hope that the Scott family will heal and begin to form a new and stronger bond. However, she soon makes a discovery that throws her own beliefs into question. The Gilded Age will premiere on HBO in 2021. Read more here.

Starring in “The Second Wave”

On October 21, Deadline announced the creation of The Second Wave, a six-episode pandemic-themed drama from The Good Fight and Evil creators Robert & Michelle King.Starring Audra McDonald, Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), and Steven Pasquale (The Comey Rule), the series follows neighbors, Rachel (McDonald) and Lily (Schilling), as they navigate life in quarantine during a deadly second wave outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Co-produced by CBS and Spectrum Originals, The Second Wave is expected to debut on Spectrum on Demand later this year. Read more about the show on Deadline.