Andy Einhorn (Cinderella) musical directs and conducts the 7 PM benefit concert that celebrates a selection of composers who figure into McDonald's career, including Adam Guettel, Michael John LaChiusa, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and Stephen Sondheim.
McDonald will also bring her voice to the work of new songwriters including Adam Gwon, Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, and Will Reynolds.
Directed by Lonny Price (Merrily We Roll Along, Sweeney Todd), the 75-minute concert is based on McDonald's fifth Nonesuch Records studio album "Go Back Home," which will be released May 21. The album takes its title from the Kander and Ebb song from The Scottsboro Boys. A 33-piece orchestra will accompany McDonald.
PBS will film the concert for broadcast on May 24 as part of "Live From Lincoln Center." The evening honors Lincoln Center president Reynold Levy.
Her solo releases also include "Way Back to Paradise" (1998), "How Glory Goes" (2000), "Happy Songs" (2002) and "Build a Bridge" (2006).
Listen to an exclusive track from "Go Back Home" below: