Filmed at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, the concert showcased five-time Tony Award winner McDonald singing songs from a wide range of musical theatre composers featured on her acclaimed new recording, "Go Back Home" (Nonesuch), her first solo album in seven years.
New to this 90-minute cut of Audra McDonald In Concert: Go Back Home are “My Buddy” by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson, “Moonshine Lullaby” from Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, “Stars and the Moon” from Jason Robert’s Songs for a New World and “Virtue” and “Married Love” by Michael John LaChiusa. These additional songs join works by composers featured on McDonald’s May 9 concert (Guettel, LaChiusa, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Sondheim, among others).
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