BLACK MU­SIC MONTH SPE­CIAL SEC­TION

South Florida Times - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­port

Audra McDon­ald fans, the wait is over. The new date for the can­celled March show fea­tur­ing the multi-award-win­ning per­former is June 13 at 8 p.m. at the Broward Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 201 South­west 5th Av­enue, Fort Lauderdale.

For this up-close and per­sonal con­cert, McDon­ald and her trio will per­form her trade­mark mix of show tunes, clas­sic film songs and se­lec­tions writ­ten ex­pressly for her by many of to­day’s lead­ing com­posers.

McDon­ald has snagged six Tony Awards, two Gram­mys and an Emmy Award; clearly a mega-tal­ent whose range is ev­i­dent whether she’s on Broad­way, con­cert and opera stages or in film or tele­vi­sion roles. In one of Shonda Rhimes’ hit shows, “Pri­vate Prac­tice,” McDon­ald played one of the lead roles, fre­quently steal­ing scenes with her nat­u­ral act­ing and stun­ning beauty.

Named one of Time magazine’s 100 most in­flu­en­tial peo­ple of 2015, she also re­ceived a 2015 Na­tional Medal of Arts— Amer­ica’s high­est honor for achieve­ment in the arts—from Pres­i­dent Barack Obama. McDon­ald’s lu­mi­nous so­prano is mes­mer­iz­ing, and she has an in­com­pa­ra­ble gift for dra­matic truth-telling. In ad­di­tion to her the­atri­cal work, she main­tains a ma­jor ca­reer as a con­cert and record­ing artist, reg­u­larly ap­pear­ing on the great stages of the world.

All pre­vi­ously pur­chased tick­ets will be hon­ored on the new show date. Show time is at 8:00 pm and doors will open at 7:00 pm. If you are un­able to at­tend on the resched­uled date of June 13, ticket ex­changes or re­funds can be made in­per­son at the Broward Cen­ter’s Au­toNa­tion Box Of­fice or by call­ing cus­tomer ser­vice at 800-653-8000.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit broward­cen­ter.org.

PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY­LAND THEATRE GUIDE

UP CLOSE AND PER­SONAL: The multi-tal­ented Audra McDon­ald is per­form­ing at the Broward Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts on June 13.

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