Audra McDonald to Record Scottsboro Boys Song ‘Go Back Home’ for Her Upcoming Solo Album

Audra McDonald is currently working on her fifth studio album for Nonesuch Records. No release date or track list has been announced, but we do have a title and song. McDonald’s album will be called “Go Back Home” and will feature the John Kander and Fred Ebb song of the same name. The […]

ANNIE to receive New Broadway Cast Recording

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The current Broadway revival of Annie will release a new cast recording of the acclaimed production. Shout! Factory and its Broadway cast imprint Shout! Broadway will distribute the new album. The Grammy Award-winning original 1977 Broadway cast album has gone platinum, selling over one million copies to date. The Annie revival currently stars Katie Finneran as Miss […]

Tony and Grammy Award Winner Audra McDonald will Host Live From Lincoln Center

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced that Audra McDonald has signed on as the official host of the landmark PBS series Live From Lincoln Center. The acclaimed singer/actress, winner of five Tony Awards and two Grammys, will host seven broadcasts from December 2012 through Spring 2013 including “The Richard Tucker Opera Gala” on Thursday, December 13 […]

Oh My Goodness! Oh My Goodness! Annie Review Round-Up

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After thirty-five years, one 1997 revival and thousands of school productions, Depression-era musical, Annie returns to Broadway. The family musical, starring Lilla Crawford in the title role, opened November 8 at the Palace Theatre. The production received favorable reviews, with Crawford and Anthony Warlow, who plays Daddy Warbucks, earning universal praise. The show’s […]

Annie Orphans Heading to TV in PBS Documentary

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Annie’s endearing oprhans are coming to TV! Channel THIRTEEN, the flagship PBS station in New York, will produce It’s the Hard-Knock Life: From Script to Stage. The film will follow the development of a single production number from the musical – the tuneful and rhythmic “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” defiantly belted out by the orphans – […]

Tune your Television

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The former ladies of Wicked, Tony Award winners Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel will appear on television in the coming days. The two will be making separate appearances; Chenoweth will be a guest on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and Menzel will be making several appearances, including spots on “Ellen” and “Chelsea Lately.” Kristin […]