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Drama League Tributes Audra McDonald for thier 29th Annual Benefit Gala

The Drama League’s 29th annual benefit gala, A Musical Celebration of Broadway, will honor 5 time Tony award winner Audra McDonald on February 11. The soiree will be hosted by one of Audra’s costar on the ABC drama Private Practice, Taye Diggs, and the legendary star of the stage and screen, Phylicia Rashad.

The Musical Celebration of Broadway will feature songs from McDonald’s long Broadway career. Expect to hear songs from The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Carousel, Ragtime, Master Class, Marie Christine, 110 In The Shade and her award-winning albums “Way Back To Paradise,” “How Glory Goes,” “Happy Songs” and “Build A Bridge.” All of this will be performed by some of the stars that Audra has shared the stage throughout her career. Performers include Brian Stokes Mitchell, Patti Lupone, Zoe Caldwell, Steve Kazee, Nikki M. James, Anthony Crivello, Victor Garber, Norm Lewis, Mary Testa, Tony Sheldon, David Alan Grier, Michael Arden, Seth Rudetsky, Valisia Lekae and New York State Senator Tom Duane.

For tickets head over to the Drama league’s website. Individual tickets start at $750 and tables start at $7,500. Unfortunately, you won’t see catch us there unless we have some gracious reader who is willing to pay our way in but if you have an extra $750 lying around think about attending. The proceeds from gala will go to help support educational initiatives to inspire and cultivate promising young artists.

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