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Audra McDonald appears in the following:

Revisiting The Bee Gees' Falsetto; Audra McDonald's Homecoming; Chris Thile Plays Bach

Monday, September 02, 2013

In this episode: In his new book, The Bee Gees: The Biography, writer David N. Meyer looks back at the music and legacy of The Bee Gees and its trademark soaring falsetto. 

Actress and soprano Audra McDonald recently starred in Broadway's revival of Porgy and Bess. Now, she's back with her first solo album in seven years, Go Back Home, featuring songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim, among others. McDonald performs songs from that album in the studio.

And mandolin extraordinaire Chris Thile performs the sonatas of Bach.

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Audra McDonald: After Seven Years, A Musical Homecoming

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Actress and soprano Audra McDonald recently starred in Broadway's revival of Porgy and Bess. Now, she's back with her first solo album in seven years.

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Audra McDonald Goes Back Home: Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories; Paul Williams

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In this episode: Actress and soprano Audra McDonald recently starred in Broadway's revival of Porgy and Bess. Now, she's back with her first solo album in 7 years, Go Back Home, featuring songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim, among others.

Plus: Spin editor Chris Weingarten gives his take on the new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, which has spawned a heavy favorite for the “song of the summer” title.

And: Songwriter and Muppet pal Paul Williams recently teamed up with the masked men of Daft Punk to work on their new album. He joins us to talk about the results.

    Best of Soundcheck: Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

    Monday, May 28, 2012

    Four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is currently starring on Broadway in “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”– a newly reworked version of the 1935 American opera. In this special edition of Soundcheck, McDonald joins us in the Greene Space with co-star Norm Lewis to talk about updating an American classic - and to perform songs from the Broadway show.

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    The Greene Space

    Soundcheck in The Greene Space

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    2:00 PM

    Host John Schaefer showcased two very different takes on American popular song. First, four-time Tony Award winner and television actor Audra McDonald took the stage with her “Porgy and Bess” co-star Norm Lewis and discussed her return to Broadway - and performed favorites from the newly reworked American opera. Then, ...

    Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returns to Broadway by way of “Catfish Row” this January in “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”– a newly reworked version of the 1935 American opera. In this special edition of Soundcheck, McDonald joins us in the Greene Space with co-star Norm Lewis to talk about updating an American classic - and to perform songs from the Broadway show. (Watch video of the performance.)

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    Audra McDonald

    Tuesday, June 05, 2007

    Four-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is getting lots of credit (and another Tony nomination) for bringing new life to the 1963 musical "110 in the Shade." The successful TV actress and opera star visits Soundcheck to talk about the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of "110" and her unlikely lead role ...

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    B-Boys Gone Wild

    Tuesday, June 05, 2007

    When hip hop was still in the ghetto in 1982, the film "Wild Style" put the music and graffiti art on the map. Today on Soundcheck, the story behind a classic hip-hop movie that still matters. Plus, Broadway veteran Audra McDonald talks about her Tony-nominated role in the musical "110 ...