Audra Sings "Happy Songs" in Prince Music Theater Benefit, March 30 in Philly

By Kenneth Jones
March 12, 2003

Audra McDonald will sing the blues and sing happy, too and more in a benefit concert for Prince Music Theater, the Philadelphia company devoted to new and classic musicals, 7:30 PM March 30.

The Tony Award-winning soprano's work will be sweetened by a four-piece band that includes husband Peter Donovan on bass and Prince artistic director Ted Sperling on piano.

Front orchestra tickets are $75 and include a post performance reception with McDonald. Rear orchestra tickets are $50. Proceeds go to Prince Music Theater's programs to support new work.

Expect tunes from McDonald's latest album, "Happy Songs," representing the Gershwins, Harold Arlen and other classic American pop writers. The actress-singer won Tony Awards for Broadway's Carousel, Master Class and Ragtime. Recently, she's expanded her career to include the TV film, "Wit," and the NBC series, "Mister Sterling."

Prince Music Theater is at Chestnut at Broad Street in Philadelphia. For ticket information, call (215) 569-9700 or visit