Tuesday, January 3

Audra McDonald announces London Concerts

Record-breaking six time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is returning to London in April for four concerts produced by Mark Cortale at Leicester Square Theatre at 8.45pm on April 12, 13, 14 & 15, where she completely sold out  last year. Press night is Wednesday April 12 at 8.45pm.
She will be joined on stage by host & pianist Seth Rudetsky, who last month starred in the London premiere of his Broadway musical “Disaster!” with a special guest appearance by her  husband, Will Swenson ( Tony nominated star of “Hair” and “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”)
Audra McDonald in Concert is a spontaneous evening of fun  and show-stopping songs offering a  mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from one of Broadway’s biggest stars – prompted by Rudetsky’s probing, funny, revealing questions – and Audra singing some of the biggest hits from her musical theatre repertoire.
Audra McDonald’s last series of Leicester Square Theatre concerts were this week named one of  2016’s “Best Gigs of the Year” by reviewer Clive Davis of The Times and were among LiveTheatreUK’s Top 10 West End Musicals of the year. “Audra MacDonald’s Leicester Square Theatre concert was not really a musical, but it certainly counted as one of the greatest nights of musical theatre in the year. McDonald was a complete superstar, effortlessly telling deeply affecting stories through song, connecting intuitively with her audience and singing with a ferocity, a gentle touch, a supremely confident and peerlessly matched tone that simply took one’s breath away. Time after time.”

Audra McDonald holds the record for more Tony Best Performance wins than any other actor in history, and is the only person to win all four acting categories. She married Will Swenson in 2012 and this past October they became new parents to a baby girl.

Producer Mark Cortale previously presented the acclaimed Patti LuPone in concert with Seth Rudetsky in the same concert format at Leicester Square Theatre in 2013.

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