Audra McDonald to Record Scottsboro Boys Song ‘Go Back Home’ for Her Upcoming Solo Album

Audra McDonald is currently working on her fifth studio album for Nonesuch Records. No release date or track list has been announced, but we do have a title and song. McDonald’s album will be called “Go Back Home” and will feature the John Kander and Fred Ebb song of the same name. The […]

Broadway’s Top Ten Pop Hits

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There was a time when the most popular American songs came straight from the Great White Way. The songs we’ve selected are not just known by Broadway buffs. They’ve seeped into the mainstream. Check out our our top ten Broadway pop hits. 10. I Don’t Know How to Love Him, from Jesus Christ Superstar […]

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Porgy and Bess, Once and More Get 2013 Grammy Nomination


Nominations for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday night in Nashville by the Recording Academy and, once again, Once is in the running for a major award. The cast recording for the Tony Award winning musical was nominated for Best Musical Theater Album along with cast recordings from two Gershwin musicals […]

Tony and Grammy Award Winner Audra McDonald will Host Live From Lincoln Center


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced that Audra McDonald has signed on as the official host of the landmark PBS series Live From Lincoln Center. The acclaimed singer/actress, winner of five Tony Awards and two Grammys, will host seven broadcasts from December 2012 through Spring 2013 including “The Richard Tucker Opera Gala” on Thursday, December 13 […]

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson marry in small ceremony

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Broadway sweethearts, Audra McDonald and Will Swenson married over the weekend on October 6 at their home in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. The two got engaged this past New Year’s while on vacation in Puerto Rico. McDonald’s dress was designed by Porgy and Bess designer and “Project Runway” finalist ESosa. ESosa was Tony Award nominated […]

The Drama League Will Honor Audra McDonald at Annual Gala

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The Drama League announced Tuesday that it will honor five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald at its 29th Musical Celebration of Broadway, on February 11, 2013. “Audra McDonald, in my view, is the once-in-a-generation performer of our time,” states Drama League Executive Director Gabriel Shanks.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor her achievements in film, television, recording, […]

Book of Mormon tops again, Broadway Grosses for the Week Ending Sept. 30


The Book of Mormon secures the top spot for the forth week in a row, grossing more than $1.6 million, with The Lion King and Wicked trailing, but not by much. Jersey Boys and Once inched their way into the Millionaire Club, improving on last week’s grosses and making the number a lucky […]

Broadway Grosses: Broadway Says Goodbye to Porgy and Bess; Book of Mormon on Top Again


Broadway grosses are down a bit for the week ending September 23. Big Broadway hit The Book of Mormon takes the lead again (for the third week in a row), grossing $1.6 million, with The Lion King and Wicked hanging onto spots 2 and 3. Spider-man and Evita complete the millionaire club. Broadway […]

Grosses Jump for the Week Ending Sept. 16


There’s a bump at the box office for this week end. Broadway Blockbuster, The Book of Mormon, holds onto the top spot, again edging out The Lion King and Wicked to become the top grossing production for the week ending September 16, 2012. It’s likely due to the fact that The Book of […]

Audra McDonald to Appear on Sesame Street

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Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will appear in “Elmo the Musical”, a new segment to be featured on Sesame Street. “Elmo the Musical” replaces the popular “Elmo’s World” which has not produced new episodes since 2009. In each of the ten 11-minute segments to be featured this year, Elmo stars in a stage […]