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  • Atypical
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    Audra McDonald Returns to Broadway as Lady Day

    AP 1:48 p.m. EST February 25, 2014

    The five-time Tony Award-winner will play Billie Holiday this spring.

     

    NEW YORK (AP)—Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this spring singing the blues as Billie Holiday.

    Producers said Tuesday that the five-time Tony Award-winner will star in Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, a musical that imagines one of Holiday’s last performances in 1959.

    Previews begin March 25 at the Circle in the Square Theatre and opening night is set for April 13. The venue will allow some lucky members of the audience to sit at tables onstage.

    Her new show, to be directed by Lonny Price, puts an ailing Holiday in a small club in Philadelphia and lets McDonald sing such timeless classics as “Somebody’s on My Mind,” “Don’t Explain,” and “Strange Fruit.”

    McDonald spent four seasons on TV’s Private Practice and won her fifth Tony Award for The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess. She won raves as Mother Superior in the recent live NBC special The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood. She released her fifth solo album, Go Back Home, last summer.

    She won three Tony Awards before the age of 30—for Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime—a fourth in 2004 for A Raisin in the Sun, and a fifth for The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess. She also has two Grammy Awards.

    McDonald’s Emmy nominations were earned in the HBO version of Wit in 2001 and for reprising her Broadway role in A Raisin in the Sun in a 2008 made-for-TV adaptation.

    The Holiday musical will be produced by Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel.

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    Beau S.
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    Sutton Foster
    Audra McDonald
    Idina Menzel
    Kelli O’Hara

    The only thing that would make this race more competitive is a Gypsy revival.

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    24Emmy
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    Oh. I thought this was a play with music.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    My understanding is that Audra McDonald would compete in the Lead Actress in a Play category and not Lead Actress in a Musical.

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    benbraddock
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    Yes..lead actress in a play…it is a play with songs…

    LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

    KELLY O’HARA
    IDINA MENZEL
    JESSIE MUELLER
    MARRIN MAZZIE
    MICHELLE WILLIAMS
    SUTTON FOSTER

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