Audra McDonald Will Go It Solo at Carnegie Hall in October

News   Audra McDonald Will Go It Solo at Carnegie Hall in October
 
Prior to her return to Broadway in the American Repertory Theater production of the George and Ira Gershwin-DuBose Heyward folk opera Porgy and Bess, which begins performances Dec. 17 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will go it solo at Carnegie Hall.

Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald Photo by Michael Wilson

McDonald will play the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Oct. 22 at 8 PM. Tony winner Ted Sperling will conduct a Broadway-sized orchestra.

The singing actress, according to Carnegie Hall, will present "her trademark mix of show tunes, classic songs from movies, and pieces written expressly for her by leading contemporary composers."

This concert is part of McDonald's previously reported 17-city concert tour across North America; for additional details visit nonesuch.com.

A four-time Tony Award winner for her work in A Raisin in the Sun, Master Class, Carousel and Ragtime, Audra McDonald was also seen on Broadway in 110 in the Shade, Henry IV and Marie Christine. The singer-actress made her solo Carnegie Hall concert debut in an evening of songs scored for big bands, performing several tunes from her Nonesuch CD "Happy Songs." McDonald's other solo recordings, "Way Back to Paradise" and "How Glory Goes," are also on the Nonesuch label. The acclaimed actress co-starred in the NBC series "Mister Sterling" and was recently seen in the WB series "Bedford Diaries." McDonald also made her Houston Grand Opera with a double bill of Send (who are you? I love you) and La Voix Humaine. McDonald was recently seen in the ABC series "Private Practice."

Tickets, priced $37–$108, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

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