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Audra McDonald Makes Her Debut as Billie Holiday on Broadway

Audra McDonald takes her bow in character as Billie Holiday for the opening night performance of her Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill on Sunday (April 13) at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City.

There were tons of celebs that showed up to witness the performance including Marisa Tomei, TR Knight, Christine Baranski, Anika Noni Rose, and Broadway stars Sierra Boggess, Nikki M. James, Adam Jacobs, and Courtney Reed.

Audra‘s husband Will Swenson also showed up to give his support.

Head on over to LadyDayonBroadway.com for ticket information right now. The play is only running through June 1!

25+ pictures inside of Audra McDonald and others celebrating the opening night… More Here! »

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Neil Patrick Harris Helps Celebrate 'Les Miserables' Opening!

Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka hit the carpet at the opening night performance of the new Broadway production of Les Miserables on Sunday evening (March 23) at the Imperial Theatre in New York City.

Also in attendance was Audra McDonald and her daughter Zoe, who were there to support her hubby Will Swenson who plays Javert in the revival.

The show’s other stars Ramin Karimloo, Nikki M. James, Caissie Levy, Samantha Hill, and Andy Mientus were all seen attending the after party following the performance. Head on over to LesMis.com/Broadway right now for all ticket info!

Since NPH was at the show, we have to bring back this throwback video of him and his How I Met Your Mother co-star Jason Segal singing “The Confrontation” a few years ago.


Neil Patrick Harris & Jason Segal Sing ‘Les Miserables’ Song

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Audra McDonald Preps to Play Billie Holiday on Broadway!

Audra McDonald attends a meet and greet to promote her new production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill on Monday afternoon (March 17) at Pearl Studios in New York City.

The 43-year-old actress will be playing the legendary singer Billie Holiday in the one-woman show, which begins preview performances on March 25.

If you aren’t familiar with Audra, she is a legend of the stage with five Tony Awards under her belt. If she wins another award for her work in this play, she will have won Tonys in all four categories possible for an actress. Amazing!

Head on over to LadyDayonBroadway.com right now for ticket info.

10+ pictures inside of Audra McDonald attending her press preview… More Here! »

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Audra McDonald Singing Yahoo Answers on 'Fallon' is a Must Watch Video!

Audra McDonald looks drop dead gorgeous while making a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (March 12) in New York City.

The 43-year-old actress sang a whole bunch of Yahoo! Answers and it is absolutely amazing. A must watch video!

“So watch @jimmyfallon tonite. You were going to anyway but…you know …watch it with vigor tonite,” Audra tweeted earlier that day.

Audra will be starring in the play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill as the legendary singer Billie Holiday. Who else could take on that role than this 5-time Tony Award winner?!


Audra McDonald Sings Yahoo Answers on ‘Fallon’

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Meryl Streep Supports Emma Thompson at 'Sweeney Todd' Philharmonic Gala!

Meryl Streep steps out to support her pal Emma Thompson at the 2014 The New York Philharmonic Spring Gala’s performance of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street held at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (March 5) in New York City.

Also in attendance at the event was Meryl‘s husband Don Gummer, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and cast members Audra McDonald and Christian Borle.

The concert performance of the Stephen Sondheim musical runs through this Saturday.

Meryl is no stranger to Stephen‘s work – she’s starring as The Witch in the movie adaptation of his musical Into the Woods!

FYI: Emma is wearing Alexander McQueen with Jimmy Choo boots.

15+ pictures inside of Meryl Streep and more at the gala… More Here! »

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'Sound of Music Live' Ratings: NBC's Biggest Thursday in 4 Years!

The Sound of Music Live airing last night (December 5) delivered amazing ratings for the NBC network, resulting in NBC’s best Thursday night in four years, excluding sports airings.

The live musical version of the hit musical The Sound of Music brought in 18.5 million viewers and a 4.6 rating among adults 18-49. This rating was the best adult demo since the ER finale in 2009 and the best Thursday night viewing since the Frasier finale in 2004, according to EW.

The Sound of Music Live starred Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, and Laura Benanti.

In case you missed it, check out all the performances here.

DID YOU WATCH the Sound of Music Live??

'Sound of Music Live' - Watch All Performance Videos HERE!

Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer brought The Sound of Music Live into the homes of millions of people tonight (December 5) and now you can watch all of the performance videos right here!

The show, which also starred Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, and Laura Benanti, aired live as a three-hour special on NBC.

LISTEN: Full soundtrack for The Sound of Music Live!

After you have watched the special, make sure to chime in with your favorite moments from the show and also vote in our poll below.

One of our favorite moments was definitely Audra‘s emotional “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”!

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