By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 3, 2012 at 12:23PM
I think it's safe to say that we're Audra McDonald fans around here... glad to see her get this kind of recognition for her stellar work.
Details via press release below:
THE DRAMA LEAGUE MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY TO HONOR FIVE-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER AUDRA McDONALD MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE PIERRE HOTEL
The Drama League is thrilled to announce that five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald will be the Honoree of The 29th Musical Celebration of Broadway, on February 11, 2013 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). The black-tie gala, which features dozens of stars from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only evening of musical selections drawn from Ms. McDonald’s career, supports The Drama League’s educational initiatives for promising young artists.
The Musical Celebration of Broadway Honoring Audra McDonald will bring together 500 of New York City’s most influential arts supporters, celebrities, and luminaries for a black-tie evening of cocktails, dinner, and the acclaimed, unforgettable musical revue. Featuring dozens of stars from film, television and theatre, the Musical Celebration of Broadway will feature songs from Audra’s many Broadway triumphs, including Carousel, Ragtime, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Marie Christine, 110 In The Shade; her operatic and concert work, including her celebrated turns in Passion and Mahagonny; and her award-winning albums “Way Back To Paradise,” “How Glory Goes,” “Happy Songs” and “Build A Bridge.”
Since 1984, The Drama League has honored exceptional artists at The Musical Celebration of Broadway whose talent and passion have served as a benchmark for others, including Kristin Chenoweth, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chita Rivera, Rosie O’Donnell and Terrence McNally.
Serge Lutens is a Signature Sponsor of The Drama League Musical Celebration of Broadway Honoring Audra McDonald. Individuals and companies interested in Signature Sponsorship opportunities should call (212) 244-9494.
Ticket prices start at $750, which includes the cocktail reception, dinner, and all performances. For more information, please contact The Drama League at 212.244.9494 ext 27.