Audra McDonald in rehearsal for the upcoming musical Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Devin Alberda/Rinaldi PR hide caption

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The Musical That Ushered In The Jazz Age Gets Its Own Musical
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Audra McDonald's new album, Go Back Home, marks a return to her roots in musical theater. Autumn de Wilde/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Audra McDonald, A Broadway Star Gone Roaming, Comes Home
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Audra McDonald is nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. She tells All Things Considered about the song that started her on her theater journey. Michael Wilson hide caption

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Why 'Edelweiss' Makes Audra McDonald Think Of Home
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Audra McDonald: Shaping 'Bess' On Broadway
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Audra McDonald: Say Yes To Yourself
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Audra McDonald (left) and Norm Lewis play the title characters in a new and controversial take on Porgy and Bess. Michael J. Lutch/Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater hide caption

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'Porgy And Bess': Messing With A Classic
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Houston Grand Opera on World of Opera - 'Audra McDonald Double Bill'
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Audra McDonald: A 'Theater Geek' Turns to Pop
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