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Aretha Franklin Says She's Met w/ Lifetime About Her Biopic; Still Wants Audra McDonald to Star

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2014 6:11 PM
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It's been a long journey for this project, as Franklin promises it's closer to becoming a reality

Audra McDonald Makes Tony History 20 Years After Her First Win. Watch All 6 of Her Acceptance Speeches

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2014 10:29 AM
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Audra McDonald Makes Tony History 20 Years After Her First Win. Watch All 6 of Her Acceptance Speeches

Watch Audra McDonald Embody Billie Holiday In 2 Performance Clips From 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2014 5:31 PM
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Watch Audra McDonald Embody Billie Holiday In 2 Performance Clips From 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill'

Audra McDonald Will Indeed Star As Billie Holiday In Lanie Robertson's 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 25, 2014 5:12 PM
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Audra McDonald Will Indeed Star As Billie Holiday In Lanie Robertson's 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill'

Theatre News: Audra McDonald As Billie Holiday On Broadway + Playwrights Horizons Grant For Danai Gurira

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2014 5:38 PM
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Theatre News: Audra McDonald As Billie Holiday On Broadway + Playwrights Horizons Grant For Danai Gurira

Oprah Winfrey Will Make Her Broadway Debut Starring w/ Audra McDonald In 'Night, Mother' Revival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2014 2:24 PM
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Oprah Winfrey Will Make Her Broadway Debut Starring w/ Audra McDonald In 'Night, Mother' Revival

Happy Monday! Here Are 8 News Items You May Have Missed This Weekend

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • December 9, 2013 10:35 AM
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Good Monday Morning! Here Are 8 News Items You May Have Missed This Weekend

Audra McDonald Joins NBC's 'Sound of Music' Cast - Will Play Mother Abbess

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 16, 2013 5:49 PM
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Tony Award winner and stage veteran Audra McDonald, has been added to the cast of the scheduled December 5 NBC production of The Sound of Music.

Happy Birthday Audra McDonald! Will Hollywood Finally Fully Embrace & Employ Her Talent?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2013 5:59 PM
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EDITOR'S NOTE: On her 43rd birthday, I thought I'd repost this piece I penned about a year ago (with updates to it added at the bottom), asking whether Hollywood would eventually recognize and exploit her talent (on the big and small screens), after her historic win at the Tony Awards last year.

Audra McDonald Responds To Being Aretha Franklin's Favorite To Play Her In A Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2013 7:46 PM
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“It would be an honor to play her... Other than that we leave it to fate. Who knows.”