The acclaimed singing actress will play UCLA's intimate Freud Playhouse Feb. 1. Show time is 8:30 PM. McDonald is the latest in Reprise Theatre Company's tradition of presenting Broadway stars in concert. Others who have performed at the venue include Patti LuPone, Carol Burnett, Ben Vereen, Kristin Chenoweth and Brian Stokes Mitchell.
Reprise Theatre Company is headed by artistic director Jason Alexander and producing director Susan Dietz.
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 can currently be seen in the ABC series "Private Practice."
The Freud Playhouse at UCLA is located in Macgowan Hall. Tickets, priced $95, are available by calling (310) 954-1595 or by visiting www.reprise.org.