Audra McDonald

AWARDS SEASON 2014: Tony Award Winners

June 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

It finally came and went – the end to an exciting awards season – and the big trophies everyone was hoping to snag. Thank you once again for joining us as we live updated! Until next year… Here’s the full list of nominees. Winners are marked by a . Best Musical After Midnight Aladdin Beautiful – The Carole King Musical A [...]

The Reviews for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill are In…

April 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Few shows garner overwhelming critical applause like Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, and few performers command undeniable respect and admiration like Audra McDonald.  The musical, now playing at Circle in the Square, shows Billie Holiday (McDonald) in a fictional final concert near the end of her hard-fought, tiresome life.  The glory of this [...]

The 2012 Drama League Award Winners

May 18, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Drama League Awards, the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members, have been announced and Once, Follies, Audra McDonald, and Alan Menken took home the big prizes for musical theatre. Each of them also won the Outer Critics Circle Award in their respective categories. Will they get the Tony nod as well? DISTINGUISHED PRODUCTION OF A [...]

President Barack Obama on Broadway musicals

July 20, 2010 // 4 Comments

Yesterday, the Obama family welcomed Broadway to the White house in an event hosted by Nathan Lane, which featured performances by Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald and Brian d’Arcy James, among others. The President opened the event with a reflection on musical theatre’s national significance: “Now there’s nothing quite like the power [...]

Broadway Impact for Marriage Equality

October 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

Gavin Creel and his organization, Broadway Impact, brought together a large group of Broadway actors, directors, stage managers, fans, and producers to march on Washington for gay equality this past Sunday. It was amazing event marked by performances/speeches by the cast of Broadway’s Hair, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, David Hyde Pierce, Douglas [...]

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