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Join TDF for a Conversation with LaChanze and Audra McDonald

Date: Mar 26, 2021


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The beloved Broadway divas on their careers, their dream collaborations and cofounding Black Theatre United


Audra McDonald and LaChanze have been inspiring each other for decades, both on stage and off. They have lots in common professionally and personally, including Tony Awards, twentysomething daughters and experience navigating systemic racism. While they've played the same role (Sarah in Ragtime), they've never costarred in a show. So it's ironic that it took the Broadway shutdown to get them to collaborate on a project: Black Theatre United (BTU), an organization that aims to spark anti-racist reform in the theatre industry and beyond. With multiple projects in the works, including the galvanizing new video "Stand For Change" featuring McDonald, LaChanze, Vanessa Williams, Billy Porter, Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell and other BTU cofounders, they're already making a difference. Join us on Wednesday, March 31 at 3 p.m. ET on TDF's Facebook page to hear these amazing women talk about their friendship (they go back!), their careers and how they hope to change Broadway for the better.

Top image: LaChanze and Audra McDonald.