1. Watch Emma Watson Sing 'Beauty and the Beast' Opening Number 'Belle'

    February 21, 2017 11:48 PM EST Emma Watson is stepping to her own tune in "Belle," the opening number from Beauty and the Beast. Disney released a clip from the upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1991 animated film, which sees Watson singing while strolling through her little town, full of little people,…

  2. Tonys: Awards Ceremony to be Dedicated to Victims of Orlando Shooting

    June 12, 2016 1:11 PM EDT Organizers of the 70th Annual Tony Awards have released a statement in response to the horrific mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando, in which 50 people were killed and 53 more wounded. Music Stars React to Orlando Nightclub Massacre, Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History "…

  3. Queen Latifah, Smokey Robinson to Help Obamas Celebrate the Arts

    October 12, 2015 5:26 AM EDT Queen Latifah , Smokey Robinson and Trombone Shorty are among the performing artists who will help celebrate the arts at the White House on Wednesday. They will be joined by Usher , James Taylor , Audra McDonald and others for a PBS special hosted by President Barack Obama and his wife,…

  4. Audra McDonald to Headline 'Shuffle Along' on Broadway

    March 15, 2015 2:22 PM EDT Broadway favorite Audra McDonald will return to the theater next spring in the backstage historical tribute Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed . Produced by Scott Rudin, the jazz musical will be written and directed by George C. Wolfe and…

  5. Audra McDonald 'Learned So Much' From Mike Nichols

    November 20, 2014 7:04 PM EST The Broadway superstar worked with the late director on 'Wit.' By the time Audra McDonald got to work with Mike Nichols , she was 31 and had already won three Tony awards but had done limited work in television  or movies. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson…

  6. Ruby Dee to Be Memorialized By Alicia Keys, Harry Belafonte & Others at Memorial

    September 20, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Ruby Dee will be remembered in poetry and song this weekend as the actress and civil rights activist is memorialized by admirers including Alicia Keys , Audra McDonald , Harry Belafonte and Angela Bassett. Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91 The celebration of Dee's life will be…

  7. Joan Rivers' Funeral: Howard Stern Gives Eulogy & Audra McDonald Sings ‘Smile’

    September 07, 2014 12:38 PM EDT Bernadette Peters, Clive Davis, Paul Shaffer and many others were also in attendance. Howard Stern delivered the eulogy and Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that brought together the worlds of Hollywood,…

  8. Alicia Keys to Sing at Ruby Dee Memorial in NYC

    September 04, 2014 3:52 PM EDT A memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will feature music by Alicia Keys and Audra McDonald , reflections by former Mayor David Dinkins and poet Sonia Sanchez , and a eulogy by Harry Belafonte . The Terrie Williams Agency said Thursday that the celebration of Lee's…

  9. Audra McDonald Returning to Broadway in Billie Holiday Musical

    February 25, 2014 4:21 PM EST Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this spring singing the blues as Billie Holiday. Producers said Tuesday that the five-time Tony Award-winner will star in Lanie Robertson's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," a musical that imagines one of Holiday's last…

  10. Carrie Underwood 'Sound of Music' Soundtrack Seeing December Release

    November 18, 2013 7:11 PM EST Sony Masterworks will release the soundtrack to NBC’s live broadcast of “The Sound of Music” on Dec. 3, two days before the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical airs. "The Sound of Music (Music From the NBC Television Even)t" will include studio recordings of all the musical numbers…

  11. Audra McDonald Balances NBC's 'Sound of Music' With Tour

    October 14, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Full cast rehearsals begin today (Oct. 14) in New York for NBC's live "The Sound of Music," bringing together Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti and Audra McDonald, who is squeezing in rehearsals around a national concert tour. "When you consider that this…

  12. 'Once' Wins Best Musical at Tony Awards

    June 10, 2012 11:55 PM EDT The bittersweet romantic musical "Once" has won the best musical prize at the Tony Awards. The musical is based on the documentary-style 2006 film about an unlikely love affair between a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin. Both the film and musical use songs…

  13. Hem Score 'Twelfth Night' For Fifth Album

    September 09, 2009 5:02 PM EDT Hem , the critically acclaimed Brooklyn-based folk band renown for its eclectic recordings and thrilling live performances, continues to surprise on its fifth full-length recording, "Twelfth Night," the group's original score for the highly-lauded summer Shakespeare production…

  14. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  15. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Kirsten Dunst, Rob Magnotti, Dinosaur Jr.…

  16. 26OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 26-July 2, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 26 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Def Leppard (also scheduled: Carson Kressley). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Amy Walter). "The…

  17. King, Clapton, Marsalis To Blow The Blues Away

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, and Willie Nelson are among the artists who will play the Blowin' the Blues Away, a concert to benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center (J@LC). B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, and Willie Nelson are among the artists who…

  18. Carnegie Hall Auditorium Opens In September

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST -week festival featuring Youssou N'Dour, Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, and John Adams. Zankel Hall, under the main auditorium, has a movable floor and stage, and can seat 540 to 644, depending on whether t Carnegie Hall's new auditorium will open Sept. 12 with a two-week festival…

  19. Billboard Bits: Pageant of Peace, Hooper, Richard & Mimi

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Pageant of Peace, Hooper, Richard & Mimi Country artist Travis Tritt, Broadway star Audra McDonald, vocal group the Manhattan Transfer, and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade will perform at the 78th annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree, set for Dec. 6 on the Ellipse near…

  20. Bright Eyed Joy: Songs by Ricky Ian Gordon

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Composer Ricky Ian Gordon's songs have been widely recorded, but Bright Eyed Joy is the first disc devoted entirely to his music—spare, piano-driven works that blur the line between opera and a Composer Ricky Ian Gordon's songs have been widely recorded, but Bright Eyed Joy is the…

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