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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

Click here for details and tickets. 

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.

Learn more at OriginFilm.com

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.

Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary in London

On December 12, Audra will perform as a part of My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane – the same venue that premiered the original West End productions of Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific and The King and I.

Directed and staged by Tony Award–winning director and choreographer Christopher Gattelli, the celebration of the historic partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II will showcase original arrangements of the pair’s most iconic songs.

Audra will perform alongside Michael Ball, Daniel Dae Kim, Julian Ovenden, Ashley Park, Lucy St. Louis, Aaron Tveit, Marisha Wallace and Patrick Wilson, with a 40-piece orchestra conducted by Simon Lee.

For more information and tickets, visit https://concert.rodgersandhammerstein.com/