(Photograph by Michael Wilson for IMG Artists, here)
After attending two performances at the Performing Arts Center, I knew that it was only a matter of time before I ended up attending another event. (Basically, I like these kind of events, they generally fall on a Sunday afternoon, and if I wait until the Friday before the event, they have rush-student ticket sales for very reasonable prices to us broke college students.) This Sunday was the rescheduled Audra McDonald concert.
The concert was originally supposed to be at the end of October, but because of the freak snow storm, it had to be rescheduled and luckily it was able to happen this month and not next year. I’m not sure of all the songs that she sang as I’m not very knowledgable in musicals, but I do know that she sang them well and she was amazing– as she has four Tonys though, this did not come as a surprise at all.
To quote the program: “Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actress. With four Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a long list of other accolades to her name, she is among today’s most highly regarded performers. Blessed with a luminous soprano and an incomparable gift for dramatic truth-telling, she is equally at home on film and television.” Her next project is the title character in a new musical adaption of Porgy and Bess that will begin playing at Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC.