Audra McDonald Will Celebrate "Go Back Home" Solo Recording in Multi-City Tour; Dates Announced

By Andrew Gans
June 6, 2013

Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will celebrate the release of her newest solo recording, "Go Back Home" (Nonesuch Records), with a multi-city concert tour that launches June 8 at the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, MI.



The tour, with currently announced dates through December, includes performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, led by John Williams at Tanglewood; San Francisco Symphony on their Opening Night, led by Michael Tilson Thomas; as well as shows in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Kansas City and more.

"Go Back Home" features songs by composers with whom the acclaimed singing actress has long been associated (Adam Guettel, Michael John LaChiusa, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim) and some, like the John Kander and Fred Ebb title track, who are relatively new to her repertoire.

“If there were a Broadway show that were written about my life, especially the last seven years,” McDonald recently said of the album, “this would be the soundtrack.”

Tour dates follow:

June 8 at the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, MI
June 15 at the Colonial Theater Association / Berkshire Theater Group in Pittsfield, MA
July 6 at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY
July 12 at Napa Valley Festival del Sole in Calistoga, CA
August 3 at Caramoor in Katonah, NY
August 24 at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA
September 3 at the San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala in Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, CA
September 5-6 at de Jong Concert Hall, Brigham Young University in Provo, UT
September 7 at the Austad Auditorium, Weber State University in Ogden, UT
September 15 at Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI
September 21 at Krannert Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, IL
September 28 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, ON
October 12 at Symphony Center in Chicago, IL
October 19 at the Brown Theater, Wortham Center in Houston, TX
October 20 at the Long Center in Austin, TX
October 25 at the Balboa Theater in La Jolla, CA
October 26 at the Los Angeles Music Center in Los Angeles, CA
November 2 at the Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas at Conway in Conway, AR
November 8 at the Whitney Hall in Louisville, KY
November 15 at The Sheldon in St. Louis, MO
November 16 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO
November 22 at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ
November 23 at the Staller Center for the Arts in Stonybrook, NY
December 21 with The Phoenix Symphony Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, AZ

McDonald will also be part of Playbill's starry Broadway on the High Seas 4 cruise; click here for more information.