Picks and Pans Review: Audra Mcdonald in Concert

UPDATED 03/13/2000 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 03/13/2000 at 01:00 AM EST

PBS (check local listings)

Show of the week

Vocal and stylistic range, breath control, emotive power, a sense of play—three-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, Carousel, Master Class) has everything a singer needs to become a superstar, and it's all on exhibit in this concert taped last August in London. As a solo artist, McDonald proves to be a masterly mood changer—from the jazzy (and slightly raunchy) "Beat My Dog" to the pure and simple longing of "Someone to "Watch Over Me" to a nuanced version of "The Man That Got Away," which honors Judy Garland without imitating her. This PBS special will leave you wanting more—much more. Take out the fund-raising breaks and it lasts less than three-quarters of an hour.

Bottom Line: Encore!

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters