ONE NIGHT ONLY!
- By Arlene Winnick
- Photo Courtesy of The Wallis
The Broadway at The Wallis series is at it again bringing one of the Great White Way’s top performers to Beverly Hills for an intimate evening of songs and stories. Reserve May 11 for a remarkable one night only event with Broadway legend and six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald. MacDonald is joined on the stage by pianist Seth Rudetsky.
The evening is so much more than a concert (of course, she does sing the biggest hits from her musical repertoire) – it’s a mix of behind-the-scenes stories (some poignant, some hysterically funny) and personal anecdotes from a star studded life in the theater – all gently coaxed by Rudetsky’s questions – making for a not to be missed event.
How do I even begin to describe McDonald and her long and storied career? She 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 including this past June when she won for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. She also starred in Carousel, Master Class and Ragtime alongside theater greats Shirley Booth, Gwen Verdon and Zero Mostel. In 2016 she returned to the stage in the musical Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed.
“Broadway at The Wallis” takes place in the intimate Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis. There will be two performances on May 11th at 7pm and 9:30pm.