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    Audra McDonald, Morgan Freeman Receive National Medals of Arts

    In a special White House ceremony Sept. 22, President Barack Obama will present the some of the nation’s greatest artists with the 2015 National Medals of Arts—live streamed!

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    9 Questions With... Will Swenson

    The Tony-nominated actor-filmmaker is now appearing in Barrington Stage Company’s “The Pirates of Penzance.” He tells Backstage about his worst-ever audition and biggest acting crushes (hint: They include his wife, Audra McDonald!).

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    4 Broadway Legends Join Carpool Karaoke

    James Corden invited four friends from the hottest shows in New York City to join him for a rousing segment of Carpool Karaoke.

  • News

    11 Tony Award Records to Beat

    In the wake of “Hamilton” becoming the most Tony-nominated Broadway production of all time, we round up some of history’s great stage productions, their actors, and the Great White Way records they hold today.

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    The 10 Best #Broadway Personalities on Twitter

    If you’re #living on the high of this amazing New York theater season and looking to further connect with your favorite personalities on and around the Great White Way, here are ten social media geniuses to liven up your day.

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    Even Tony Winners Struggle with Insecurity

    In Eddie Shapiro’s book of interviews with Broadway’s leading ladies, “Nothing Like a Dame,” Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, and more admit that they always worry about their next job.

  • News

    Best of the Week Ahead: Oct. 24-30

    Author Duncan Wall on modern circus at BAM, the 2013 Independent Film Forum, five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald in L.A. for one-night only, James Toback's latest film (with Alec Baldwin) premieres on HBO, and "The Nose" in theaters via the "Met: Live in HD" series are what we ...

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    Best of the Week Ahead: April 11–17

    “Matilda” opening on Broadway, “General Hospital” celebrating 50 years on television, “Lyrics & Lyricists Downtown” with Michael John LaChiusa and Audra McDonald, the inaugural L.A. Puppet Fest, and the 11th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles are some of the things we’re looking forward to this week.

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    VIDEO: Audra McDonald Sings 'Summertime' on 'Colbert Report'

    Tony winner Audra McDonald talked about her current role in "Porgy and Bess" on Broadway and performed a song from the show.