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Audra Mcdonald To Make West End Debut In Billie Holiday Play

The Private Practice star won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play in 2014 for her portrayal of the singer in the Broadway production, which focuses on...

Audra Mcdonald Returning To Broadway

The six-time Tony Award winner has signed up to star in Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. The story follows the events that...

Audra Mcdonald To Star Opposite Husband In New Play

Actress/singer Audra Mcdonald is set to star opposite her husband Will Swenson in a new production of the play A Moon For The Misbegotten.The Broadway star will hit the stage at Massachusetts' Williamstown Theater Festival...

Audra Mcdonald And Alan Cumming Take Part In Kiss Of The Spider Woman Reading

Tony Award winners Audra Mcdonald and Alan Cumming are so keen to star in a Broadway revival of Kiss Of The Spider Woman they took part in a reading of the musical last week (ends09Jan15).Actress/singer...

Audra Mcdonald To Reprise Billie Holiday Role For Tv Special

Actress Audra Mcdonald is set to reprise her role as legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in a Tv special of hit Broadway show Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.MCDonald won her sixth Tony Award...

Corrina, Corrina Musical Adaptation In The Works

Broadway veteran Audra Mcdonald is set to star in a stage adaptation of 1994 film Corrina, Corrina.In the movie, Whoopi Goldberg portrayed an African-American housekeeper who helps a father, played by Ray Liotta, and his...

Broadway To Dim Lights For Joan Rivers

Broadway will pay respect to the late Joan Rivers tonight (09.09.14).The marquee lights of all 40 theatres in New York City will be dimmed for one minute in honour of the Tony Award nominee -...

Howard Stern Fought Back Tears At Joan Rivers' Funeral

Howard Stern had tears in his eyes as he made his speech at Joan Rivers' funeral.The comedian and television and radio personality - who delivered the eulogy at the memorial service at the Temple Emanu-El...

Audra Mcdonald Opens Up About Julliard Suicide Attempt

Record-breaking Tony Award winner Audra Mcdonald has confessed to attempting suicide when the stress of attending top drama school Julliard became too much for her to handle.The actress and singer, who became the first star...

Time Magazine Editor Takes Issue With Audra Mcdonald's Tony Awards Speech

Record-breaking Tony Award winner Audra Mcdonald has come under fire from Time magazine editor Belinda Luscombe for thanking her parents for not medicating their hyperactive daughter in her acceptance speech.The Broadway legend became the first...

Audra Mcdonald Thanks Parents, Not Hyperactivity Meds For Record Tony Win

Audra McDonald made news at Sunday night’s Tony awards, not just with her record, sixth win, but with her emotional speech as well. When she won the award for Best Performance by an Actress...

Bryan Cranston Wins First Tony Award

Bryan Cranston has won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut.The 'Breaking Bad' star picked up Best Lead Actor in a Play for his role as former President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's 'All...

Audra Mcdonald Makes Tony Awards History, Hedwig Triumphs

Broadway star Audra Mcdonald made history at the Tony Awards on Sunday night (08Jun14) when she became the most decorated actress on the New York stage.MCDonald picked up her sixth Tony for portraying jazz and...

Audra Mcdonald Makes Tony Awards History With Sixth Win

Broadway star Audra Mcdonald made history at the Tony Awards on Sunday night (08Jun14) when she became the most decorated actress on the New York stage.MCDonald picked up her sixth Tony for portraying jazz and...

Audra Mcdonald To Sing The Blues As Billie Holiday

Tony Award-winning actress/singer Audra Mcdonald is heading back to Broadway to sing the blues as jazz icon Billie Holiday.The Private Practice star will headline the Lanie Robertson play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill,...

Audra Mcdonald Marries

Actress Audra Mcdonald married Broadway star Will Swenson in a romantic ceremony on Saturday (06Oct12).The couple exchanged vows in front of friends and family at their home in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, according to People.com....

Audra Mcdonald Out Of Broadway Hit With Inflamed Vocal Cords

Tony Award winner Audra Mcdonald has been put on strict vocal rest after damaging her vocal cords performing in Broadway musical The Gershwins Porgy & Bess.The actress/singer, who picked up a 2012 Tony Award last...

Aretha Franklin 'Sets Sights On Audra Mcdonald For Biopic'

Aretha Franklin's biopic is back in business after movies bosses decided Broadway star Audra Mcdonald is the perfect choice to the play the Queen of Soul, according to U.S. reports.The Respect hitmaker revealed in January...

Audra Mcdonald Celebrating New Year Engagement

Actress Audra Mcdonald is engaged to marry Broadway actor Will Swenson.The Private Practice star divorced her first husband, bassist Peter Donovan, in 2009 before starting up a relationship with Swenson. Now the couple is celebrating...

Audra Mcdonald To Perform At Nyc's First Gay Marriage

Private Practice star Audra Mcdonald will be the star performer at New York's first legal same-sex marriage ceremony this weekend (24Jul11).Politicians in the Big Apple passed a bill last month (Jun11) allowing gay partners to...

Audra Mcdonald: 'Paparazzi Would Target Me If I Lived In L.a.'

Actress AUDRA MCDONALD has no plans to move to Hollywood - because she's convinced her lack of inhibitions would quickly make her a prime paparazzi target. The 37-year-old shoots U.S. TV hit Private Practice in...

Combs To Bring Broadway Play To Tv

SEAN COMBS is making the Broadway, New York play A RAISIN IN THE SUN into a television movie. Combs and the main cast from the 2004 musical, including PHYLICIA RASHAD, AUDRA MCDONALD and SANAA LATHAN,...

Diddy Wears Cheap Underwear For Broadway Role

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS chose a bizarre method to get into character for his Broadway role - buying cheap underwear. In A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Combs stars opposite SANAA LATHAN, PHYLICIA...

Diddy Promotes Gillette

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS' acting stint in the Broadway revival of A RAISIN IN THE SUN has led an him landing an endorsement deal for GILLETTE. Combs stars opposite SANAA LATHAN, PHYLICIA...

Diddy's Broadway Debut A Financial Success

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS' Broadway performance in RAISIN IN THE SUN has already become a financial success - with advance ticket sales already exceeding $2.5 million (GBP1.3 million). Combs stars opposite SANAA...

Clapton And King To Spearhead Blues Event

Music legends BB KING, ERIC CLAPTON, WYNTON MARSALIS, RAY CHARLES and WILLIE NELSON are among the artists who will play the BLOWIN' THE BLUES AWAY gig in New York. The event, to be held...

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