She’s already won six Tony Awards. Will Audra McDonald’s return to Broadway bring lucky number seven? USA Today reports about the new show, to be directed by George C. Wolfe and choreographed by Savion Glover.
McDonald will star in Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new musical telling a story behind an old one. 1921’s Shuffle Along, featuring an all-black cast, featured music and lyrics by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle. Against all odds, it was a success, helping to propel such names as Josephine Baker and Paul Robeson.