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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - Broadway

Audra McDonald stars as Billie Holiday in this one-woman bio-play.

Odds & Ends: Shia LaBoeuf's Day in Court, Audra McDonald's Number One & More

Odds & Ends: Shia LaBoeuf's Day in Court, Audra McDonald's Number One & More
Shia LaBeouf
The 'Lady Day' album is McDonald's highest-charting solo release ever.

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Shia LaBoeuf's Day in Court
Shia LaBoeuf’s lawyers are negotiating with prosecutors for a plea deal after his recent eventful night out at Broadway’s Cabaret. According to The Wrap, LaBeouf briefly attended Manhattan's Midtown Community Court on July 24 to face a number of charges relating to his arrest on June 26. Suited and booted, LaBeouf looked a world away from his disheveled appearance last month—we hope he's on the road to recovery.

Audra McDonald's Number One
Six-time Tony award winner Audra McDonald has another achievement to add to her extremely long list. Her original Broadway cast recording of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is her highest- charting solo release ever. In its first week of release the record topped four of the Billboard Charts: #1 in Cast Albums, #1 in Jazz, #1 in Traditional Jazz and #1 in Heatseekers. You can catch her Tony-winning performance live at Circle in the Square through September 21.

The Winter's Tale Heads to the Park
Wicked alum Christopher Fitzgerald, David Turner, Isaiah Johnson and Todd Almond will appear in a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with music and lyrics by Almond, the free Public Theater three-night civic event will run September 5 through September 7 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. With cameo group performances by Sesame Street, New York Theatre Ballet, Rosie’s Theater Kids and more, this sounds like an unforgettable evening. And did we mention, it’s free?!

The Genie's View
This we have to see. 2014 Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart will co-host The View on July 25. We just know that Aladdin’s genius Genie will hold his own with the lively ladies of ABC’s hit show.  

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