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Audra McDonald to Open Music Worcester’s 161st Season on October 2nd

September 12, 2019

WORCESTER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 12, 2019--

Star of stage and screen Audra McDonald will launch Music Worcester’s 161 st Season on October 2 nd at Mechanics Hall in downtown Worcester with an evening entitled “Songs from the American Music Theater.” Known internationally for her incredible versatility both as a singer and actress, she has won Tony Awards, Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, additionally being awarded a National Medal of Arts in 2015.

Known well to Broadway ( Ragtime, Master Class, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, The Secret Garden, and many other roles) and theater audiences (from Shakespeare productions to her recent Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune ), Audra McDonald has also become a regular presence on television with reoccurring appearances over the years on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Bedford Diaries, Private Practice, and The Good Fight.

In opening for Music Worcester on October 2 nd, she joins a list of headline artists who have performed as Opening Night at Mechanics Hall, with recent seasons alone having featured Patti LuPone and Wynton Marsalis.

Full details:
Music Worcester Presents: An Evening with Audra McDonald
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
Mechanics Hall – 321 Main St, Worcester, MA 01608
Tickets: $65+ adults; $25 student/youth
Also featuring Andy Einhorn, piano; Michael Kuennen, bass; Gene Lewin, drums
WWW.MUSICWORCESTER.ORG or 508-754-3231

About Music Worcester:
Music Worcester, Inc., originally known as the Worcester County Music Association, for years ran the Worcester Music Festival. Current programs reflect the merger in the mid-1990s of the Festival with International Artists Series and the MA Jazz Festival. Great performances by world-renowned orchestras and guest soloists, chamber music, ballet, world music and dance, jazz and choral masterworks are hallmarks of Music Worcester’s annual operations. Multiple educational programs currently serve youth and families of greater Worcester: masterclasses by visiting artists, Tickets to Opportunity, Festival Singers, in-schools residencies, and the Young Artist Competitions.

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Adrien Finlay (adrien@musicworcester.orgor 508-754-3231 x206) for interview requests, high resolution photos, and further details

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MUSIC EVENTS/CONCERTS ENTERTAINMENT THEATRE

SOURCE: Music Worcester, Inc.

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