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AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD AT NJPAC: Tickets Go On Sale Friday, November 11, at 10 AM
Tickets On Sale Friday,
November 11, 2022, at 10AM
INTIMATE EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD
Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 7:30PM
Betty Wold Johnson Stage
One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102 www.njpac.org
Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her
singer and actress artistry. Blessed with a luminous soprano and an
incomparable gift for dramatic truth-telling, she is as much at home
on Broadway and opera stages as she is in roles on film and
television. With six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards (both stemming
from her LA Opera debut in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogany), an
Emmy Award, and a long list of other accolades to her name, she is
among today's most highly regarded performers. In addition to her
theatrical work, she has a significant career as a concert and
recording artist, regularly appearing on the world's great stages.
McDonald is perhaps the most astounding performer of our
lifetimes—a once-in-a-century artist with a miracle of a voice. To
hear her live is to hear "singing" invented right before
you. It's no surprise this Tony-winning actor of all time (with six
awards) and the only person to ever win in all four acting
categories. Her list of unforgettable performances spans Broadway
(Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins'
Porgy and Bess, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Shuffle
Along); solo albums (Way Back to Paradise, How Glory Goes, Happy
Songs, Build a Bridge, Go Back Home, Sing Happy); and TV and film
(The Good Fight, The Gilded Age, Beauty, and the Beast, Respect).
Acclaimed by The New York Times as a "one-of-a-kind musical
super-talent," McDonald was named one of Time magazine's
100 most influential people of 2015. She received a 2015 National
Medal of Arts — America's highest honor for achievement in the arts —
from President Barack Obama. In addition to her work on stage and
screen, she is noted as a passionate advocate for equal rights, LGBTQ
causes, and underprivileged youth. She is currently starring in the
CBS All Access drama The Good Fight. To learn more, please visit
The American Song series at NJPAC is presented, in part, through the
generous support of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the
David S. Steiner and Sylvia Steiner Charitable Trust, the Joan and
Allen Bildner Family Fund, and the Smart Family Foundation/David S.
Stone, Esq., Stone & Magnanini.
Tickets to see Audra McDonald go on sale on Friday, November 11 at
10:00 AM and can be purchased by visiting NJPAC.org or calling 888.
GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting in person at the NJPAC Box
Office, 1 Center Street in Newark, N.J.
One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102 www.njpac.org or 888.GO.NJPAC
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown
Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and
the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey –
where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every
day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to
all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while
acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.
Through its extensive Arts Education programs, which have reached
almost 2 million children, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of
artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 10
million visitors since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures
meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.