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Audra McDonald's new album, Go Back Home, marks a return to her roots in musical theater.

Read Audra McDonald, A Broadway Star Gone Roaming, Comes Home

May 18, 2013 – McDonald's first new album in seven years marks a return to her roots in musical theater.

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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.

Watch Why 'Edelweiss' Makes Audra McDonald Think Of Home

May 29, 2012 – When the Porgy and Bess star was growing up, her uncle gave her a music box that changed her world.

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Audra McDonald.

Read Audra McDonald: Shaping 'Bess' On Broadway

May 15, 2012 – The actress is up for her fifth Tony Award for her performance in the musical Porgy and Bess.

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Audra McDonald.

Read Audra McDonald: Say Yes To Yourself

September 29, 2011 – McDonald is now part of a controversial new interpretation of Gershwin's opera Porgy & Bess.

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Audra McDonald (left) and Norm Lewis play the title characters in a new and controversial take on Porgy and Bess.

Read 'Porgy And Bess': Messing With A Classic

August 21, 2011 – A new production of the classic Gershwin opera takes a surprisingly story-driven approach.

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Listen Online Love: An Audra McDonald Double Bill

February 15, 2008 – McDonald stars in a unique pair of one-woman shows, from Houston Grand Opera.

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Read McDonald: 'What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?'

December 29, 2006 – On New Year's Eve, singer Audra McDonald will ask and answer a question at the same time.

Listen Audra McDonald: A 'Theater Geek' Turns to Pop

September 23, 2006 – A bona-fide Broadway star takes her newest album in a different direction, singing pop songs.

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Listen Audra McDonald, Stepping Up to Opera

March 19, 2006 – The Tony winner is taking on two one-woman performances in Houston. They share a common theme.

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Listen Audra McDonald's Lincoln Center Spotlight

January 5, 2005 – Tony winner Audra McDonald talks about performing for the Lincoln Center's American Songbook series.

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