Audra McDonald to Play Washington D.C. Concert Ahead of Broadway Return

Cabaret & Concert News   Audra McDonald to Play Washington D.C. Concert Ahead of Broadway Return
McDonald will co-star with Michael Shannon in a Broadway revival of Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune beginning May 4.
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Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will headline the Round House Theatre’s Broadway in Bethesda 2019 gala on April 6 at The Hamilton Live, in Washington, D.C. The 8 PM concert serves as a benefit for the Round House Theatre, located in Bethesda, Maryland.

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The evening is McDonald’s final scheduled concert appearance this spring ahead of her Broadway return in Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, which begins previews May 4 at the Broadhurst Theatre. McDonald co-stars with two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon in the revival directed by Obie winner Arin Arbus. The production officially opens May 30.

McDonald has also just been announced to headline Playbill’s Broadway on the Mediterranean August 2020 cruise alongside Tony nominee Will Swenson, and fellow Tony winners Gavin Creel and Lindsay Mendez.

READ: Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, and More Join Playbill Travel’s Upcoming Cruise

Cabins are now on sale for Broadway in the Great Northwest, Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise will bring passengers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest from April 26–May 4, 2020, and for Broadway on the Mediterranean (August 31–September 7, 2020), featuring Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Gavin Creel, Lindsay Mendez, and more to be announced. Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold out cruises: Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9, 2019), and Broadway on the High Seas: The Greek Isles (June 24–July 1, 2019). Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit

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