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From Audra to Billie: Watch Lady Day Tony Nominee Audra McDonald Sing 'God Bless the Child'

From Audra to Billie: Watch Lady Day Tony Nominee Audra McDonald Sing 'God Bless the Child'

Even a Billie Holiday hologram wouldn't be as convicing as the five-time Tony winner's performance. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill star Audra McDonald stopped by The View to perform a number as the jazz legend. Watch as McDonald, who is nominated for a Tony for her role in the play, takes the studio audience back ...

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Five Awesome Things We Learned About ‘Eggfartopia,’ Audra McDonald & Will Swenson’s Country House

Five Awesome Things We Learned About ‘Eggfartopia,’ Audra McDonald & Will Swenson’s Country House

Welcome to Eggfartopia, the eight-acre stretch of land in Westchester, New York, that Lady Day headliner Audra McDonald and Les Miz star Will Swenson call home. Although we can’t figure out why they actually call it Eggfartopia (Audra? Will? Help us out?), they revealed some very cute things about their house, their relationship and their daily lives in The ...

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Oprah Winfrey, Cynthia Nixon & More Celebs See Audra McDonald Sing the Blues in Lady Day

Oprah Winfrey, Cynthia Nixon & More Celebs See Audra McDonald Sing the Blues in Lady Day
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Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald had some very special guests come to visit Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill: Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, her BFF Gayle King, Cynthia Nixon and her wife Christine Marioni, and designer Carmen Marc Valvo and his partner Christian Knaust. Click for photos!

How Did an Audience Member Shock Audra McDonald? The Lady Day Nominee Confesses

How Did an Audience Member Shock Audra McDonald? The Lady Day Nominee Confesses

In our Tony confession booth, Lady Day nominee Audra McDonald reveals her sleepy secret to becoming Billie Holiday and a role she sucked in. (Not that we believe she could suck in anything.)

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Watch Lady Day Tony Nominee Audra McDonald Reveal Her Addiction & Perform as Billie Holiday

Watch Lady Day Tony Nominee Audra McDonald Reveal Her Addiction & Perform as Billie Holiday

Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald stopped by The Colbert Report to chat about her Tony-nominated performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. The two discussed what draws audiences to the triumphs and struggles of the legendary jazz singer, how McDonald sounds “a little bit like a cat” (Grizabella?!)  when putting on the voice, and ...

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Audra McDonald Discusses Channeling Billie Holiday in Lady Day and Always Saying Yes

Audra McDonald Discusses Channeling Billie Holiday in Lady Day and Always Saying Yes

What a little studio light can do! Tony winner Audra McDonald stopped by NewsNation to discuss with Tamron Hall her latest Broadway role: Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. McDonald shared what it’s like to portray such a legendary performer who “regardless of all the knocks, still rose to the top.” “In the end ...

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Billie Is Here to Stay! Lady Day, Starring Audra McDonald, Extends on Broadway

Billie Is Here to Stay! Lady Day, Starring Audra McDonald, Extends on Broadway

Good news, Audra McDonald fans: The five-time Tony winner will be channeling Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill all summer long! The new production has extended its limited Broadway run, and will now play through August 10 at Circle in the Square Theatre. The play with music was originally slated to play a ten-week engagement through ...

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Boozin', Bluesin' & Shooting Cats!? Audra McDonald's Big Night as Lady Day

Boozin', Bluesin' & Shooting Cats!? Audra McDonald's Big Night as Lady Day

Tony winner Audra McDonald is taking on the legendary Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. We chatted with the star on opening night about smoking, swearing, drinking and her ever-changing scene partner...the audience!

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Billie Sings the Blues! Raise a Toast to Audra McDonald on Opening Night of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Billie Sings the Blues! Raise a Toast to Audra McDonald on Opening Night of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
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Click for opening night photos of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill on April 13, 2014, starring five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald as legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. See her in action at Circle in the Square Theatre!

Happy Opening Night to Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Happy Opening Night to Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Somebody’s on our minds, and she’s giving one hell of a performance. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, opens on April 13. Under the direction of Lonny Price, the bio-show, written by Lanie Robertson, will run through June 1 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

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