Three-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will perform two nights at the famed Hollywood Bowl this summer.
The acclaimed singer-actress who nabbed Tonys for her roles in Carousel, Master Class and Ragtime will sing the works of George and Ira Gershwin on July 27 and 28 at the Hollywood venue. Simply titled "Gershwin with Audra McDonald," the evenings will also feature the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of David Alan Miller.
In addition to McDonald's repertoire for the evenings, which will include selections from Porgy and Bess, the Philharmonic will solo on two George Gershwin classics, "An American in Paris" and "Rhapsody in Blue," the latter featuring Kevin Cole at the piano.
McDonald, who was most recently on Broadway in the title role of Marie Christine, will also perform at New York's Joe's Pub on May 20, 21, 24, 25 and 26, and she will make her solo Carnegie Hall concert debut on Nov. 2. It was also recently reported that the multitalented performer has joined the cast of "Mister Sterling," a pilot for NBC-TV. McDonald's solo recordings, "Way Back to Paradise" and "How Glory Goes," are both available from Nonesuch Records, and her newest CD of big-band tunes is expected soon.
The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 N. Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA, and tickets are available by calling (323) 850-2000. For more information, go to www.hollywoodbowl.org.