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Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Bring the House Down with 'Ragtime' Performance at Tonys 2020 (Video)

Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell gifted us with one of the most memorable moments of the night during The Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back.

The former Ragtime co-stars and fellow Tony Award winners performed a song from the show on Sunday night (September 26) at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.

Audra and Brian originated the roles of Sarah and Coalhouse Walker Jr. in the 1997 Broadway production of Ragtime. For those who don’t know, Lea Michele was also in the cast when she was just 11 years old!

At the Tonys concert, Audra and Brian gave a powerhouse performance of the duet “Wheels of a Dream” and it’s sure to give you goosebumps.

Click inside to watch the video… More Here! »

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Host Audra McDonald Cozies Up To Husband Will Swenson at Tony Awards 2020

Audra McDonald walks the red carpet with her husband, Will Swenson, at the 2020 Tony Awards on Sunday (September 26) at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.

The 51-year-old actress will be hosting the award ceremony, which will honor the best of Broadway’s 2019-20 season!

The ceremony was delayed from June 2020, due to pandemic restrictions.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve had hosts of color up there,” Audra shared with the New York Times about the ceremony, which she’ll host with Leslie Odom, Jr., “It models something, seeing two hosts of color representing theater and the Tonys.”

Paramount+ will stream the two-hour Tony Awards ceremony starting at 7pm ET and CBS will then air a two-hour primetime special, The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!, starting at 9pm ET.

The primetime special will include performances from beloved classics and the three Best Musical nominees.

FYI: Audra is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress, a Jimmy Choo clutch, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Click through the gallery for 20+ photos of Audra McDonald on the red carpet… More Here! »

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Broadway Stars Audra McDonald & Adrienne Warren Look Glamorous at Met Gala 2021!

Broadway was represented at the 2021 Met Gala!

Audra McDonald and Adrienne Warren both walked the carpet at the event on Monday (September 13) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

For those who don’t know, Audra is a six-time Tony Award-winning actress and one of the most legendary Broadway stars of all time. She set a record by winning a Tony in every single acting category possible!

Adrienne is the star of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical and she’s expected to win the Tony Award later this month. She’ll return to the show for a special three-week engagement when performances resume in October.

FYI: Audra is wearing custom Sergio Hudson with Brother Vellies pumps. Adrienne is wearing a Dundas dress and Kwiat diamonds.

Click through the gallery for 10+ photos of Audra McDonald and Adrienne Warren on the carpet… More Here! »

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Jennifer Hudson Stuns in A Gown Fit For A Queen at 'Respect' Premiere in LA

Jennifer Hudson made a regal arrival to the premiere of Respect, held at Regency Village Theatre on Sunday (August 8) in Los Angeles.

The 39-year-old singer and actress was joined by most of her co-stars, including Hailey Kilgore, Marc Maron, Tate Donovan, Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess, and Marlon Wayans.

Skye Dakota Turner, Saycon Sengbloh, Brenda Nicole Moorer, Peyton Jackson, Myk Watford, Gilbert Glenn Brown, LeRoy McClain, Kimberly Scott, Lodric D. Collins, and Jerel Xavier Alston were also seen on the red carpet.

While on the press line, Jennifer shared a few cute moments with director Liesl Tommy.

Respect will chronicle Aretha Franklin’s rise to fame from singing in her father’s church choir as a child to becoming an international musical superstar and legend.

The movie will be out in theaters on August 13.

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress and Bvlgari jewelry.

Check out over 60+ pictures inside of Jennifer Hudson and the cast of Respect at the premiere in LA…

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'The Good Fight' Renewed for Sixth Season on Paramount+

The Good Fight will be back for a sixth season!

The Paramount+ original series is currently in the middle of airing its fifth season and the streaming service just announced that it has been renewed for yet another season.

In the fifth season, Diane (Christine Baranski) is forced to question whether it’s appropriate for her to help run an African American law firm with Liz (Audra McDonald) when the firm loses two top lawyers. Meanwhile, Marissa (Sarah Steele) and the firm become entangled with Hal Wackner (Mandy Patinkin), a regular Chicagoan who decides to open his own courtroom in the back of a copy shop.

The cast of The Good Fight also includes Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, Zach Grenier, and Charmaine Bingwa.

The Good Fight‘s provocative, whip smart, and no-holds-barred world remains as relevant as ever, continuing to entice new audiences as one of Paramount+’s top performing original series and acquisition drivers,” said Nicole Clemens, President, Paramount+ Original Scripted Series. “We are thrilled to continue The Good Fight’s enduring legacy with a sixth season and can’t wait to see what the brilliant minds behind the series, Robert and Michelle King, tackle next.”

The first four episodes of The Good Fight season five are currently available on Paramount+ with the additional six episodes debuting weekly on Thursdays.

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Jennifer Hudson Brings Aretha Franklin's Story To Life in 'Respect' Trailer - Watch!

Jennifer Hudson becomes the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in the brand new trailer for Respect.

Here’s a synopsis of the highly anticipated movie: “Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.”

Jennifer is joined in the movie by Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige.

Respect, directed by Liesl Tommy, had been delayed in its debut due to the pandemic.

It will now premiere in theaters on August 11.

If you didn’t know, one of Jennifer‘s former co-stars also played Aretha in a limited series.

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'The Good Fight' Season 4 Will End Early Due to Pandemic, Season 5 Renewal Confirmed

We have some good news and some bad news for fans of The Good Fight.

First for the good news, CBS All Access has announced that the show has been renewed for an upcoming fifth season. The bad news is that the current fourth season is being cut short and will end after the seventh episode.

Season four was intended to have 10 episodes, but the final three episodes could not be made because of the pandemic. The season will end on Thursday, May 28.

“It’s been weird to not be able to finish the fourth season,” said series creators Robert and Michelle King. “It left the story in even more absurd a place than usual. So we’re thrilled that CBS All Access wants to bring The Good Fight back for an additional season, and we know what story we’re planning to tell. It’s like getting the answers to the SAT ahead of time.”

CBS All Access just sold a series to The CW to be aired later this fall!