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Audra McDonald to play Billie Holiday on Broadway

Audra McDonald to play Billie Holiday on Broadway

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Five-time Tony-winner Audra McDonald is to play jazz great Billie Holiday in the Broadway premiere of Lanie Robertson's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill."
Oprah Winfrey in talks to make Broadway debut

Oprah Winfrey in talks to make Broadway debut

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is in talks to make her Broadway debut opposite Audra McDonald in a revival of "'Night, Mother," the New York Times reported.
'Sound of Music' to be released on DVD and Blu-ray

'Sound of Music' to be released on DVD and Blu-ray

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. television special "The Sound of Music Live!" is to be released on DVD Dec. 17, Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced Monday.
Carrie Underwood says, 'I know I'm not Julie Andrews'

Carrie Underwood says, 'I know I'm not Julie Andrews'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. country music artist Carrie Underwood says she has been getting hate tweets from online critics unhappy she is starring in a "Sound of Music" remake.
'Sound of Music' casts seven young actors as the von Trapps

'Sound of Music' casts seven young actors as the von Trapps

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Seven young actors have been cast as the von Trapp children in the musical production of "The Sound of Music Live!," U.S. network NBC announced.

Michelle Obama entertains other first ladies at Harlem museum

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama entertained first ladies from around the world Tuesday at the Studio Museum in New York's Harlem neighborhood.
Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti join 'Sound of Music' cast

Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti join 'Sound of Music' cast

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Broadway titans Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle have joined the cast for the live TV production of "The Sound of Music," NBC said Tuesday.

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'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- This weekend's Tony Awards show will feature performances by the casts of the Broadway musicals "Annie," "Bring It On," "Kinky Boots," "Matilda" and "Pippin."
Sally Field, Mike Tyson to be Tony Awards presenters

Sally Field, Mike Tyson to be Tony Awards presenters

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sally Field, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mike Tyson, Sigourney Weaver and Steven Van Zandt are to be presenters at Sunday's Tony Awards show in New York, CBS announced.
Audra McDonald marries fellow theater star

Audra McDonald marries fellow theater star

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald married fellow Broadway actor Will Swenson at their New York home, People magazine reported.
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Drama League to honor Audra McDonald

Drama League to honor Audra McDonald

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The Drama League in New York announced Tuesday it plans to honor five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald at a February gala.
'Porgy and Bess' set to close Sept. 23

'Porgy and Bess' set to close Sept. 23

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- The Tony Award-winning revival of "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" is to end its limited engagement Sept. 23, the show's producers said Wednesday.
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McDonald returns to 'Porgy and Bess'

McDonald returns to 'Porgy and Bess'

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- Audra McDonald has returned to Broadway's "Porgy and Bess" after two weeks of doctor-ordered vocal rest, the musical's producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
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'Once,' 'Starcatcher,' 'Salesman,' 'Porgy' clean up at Tonys

'Once,' 'Starcatcher,' 'Salesman,' 'Porgy' clean up at Tonys

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- The Dublin-set romance "Once" won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in New York Sunday night.
B. Clinton: GOP adopts European policies

B. Clinton: GOP adopts European policies

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Monday the Republican Party and presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney "have adopted Europe's economic policies."
Outer Critics honor 'Once,' 'Guvnors'

Outer Critics honor 'Once,' 'Guvnors'

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- The Irish musical "Once" and the British comedy "One Man, Two Guvnors" each won three Outer Critics Circle Awards in New York Monday.
Audra McDonald engaged to Will Swenson

Audra McDonald engaged to Will Swenson

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Actress Audra McDonald said via Twitter she is engaged to Will Swenson, with whom she worked on the 2011 Broadway production of "110 in the Shade."
Raccoon upstages Hathaway in play

Raccoon upstages Hathaway in play

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- A scene-stealing raccoon appeared on stage this week during a Central Park production of "Twelfth Night," starring Anne Hathaway and Audra McDonald.
'Practice' stars to appear on 'Grey's'

'Practice' stars to appear on 'Grey's'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Several stars of the U.S. television drama "Private Practice" have agreed to appear on its sister show "Grey's Anatomy," ABC said Tuesday.
12.7M watched 'Raisin in the Sun' on ABC

12.7M watched 'Raisin in the Sun' on ABC

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- An estimated 12.7 million viewers tuned in to see the U.S. television movie based on Lorraine Hansberry's classic play "A Raisin in the Sun."

Audra McDonald joins 'Private Practice'

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Actress Audra McDonald has signed on to co-star opposite Kate Walsh in the new U.S. TV show "Private Practice."
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