Daily Archives: June 9, 2014
I’m so proud of Audra McDonald, who is proving to be a living legend of Broadway. Last night, she broke a record by winning her sixth Tony Award, as well as being the first to win a Tony in all four acting categories! Congratulations, Audra! 🙂
Here are snippets of her phenomenal performance as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”:
I’m also excited to see Fantasia featured in the Broadway musical, “After Midnight.” I think we all know that Broadway has been very receptive to American Idol alumni. And although Simon Cowell used to deliver judgment lines like “that’s a performance that belongs on Broadway” with such derision, I think it’s the best revenge for all those alumni who found their way on the “great white way.”
Consider this: While the music industry continues to falter with profits, this year Broadway had a stellar year with a record-breaking $1.27 billion in ticket sales!
New York City, baby! And Broadway is where it’s happening! 🙂
And yes, yes! I would love to see our Beloved and hear the Voice on the Great White Day one fine day.
Of course, we don’t always talk about that when we envision David’s career and musical opportunities.
So, I have another poll for you, Soul Davidians!