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ON TELEVISION | Audra McDonald hosts “One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch” on New Year’s Eve

NEW YORK CITYAudra McDonald hosts “One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch,” the New York Philharmonic’s tribute to the late great songwriter, featuring performances by Audra McDonald, Joshua Bell, Megan Hilty, Josh Groban and more on December 31, 8:00p.m. on PBS [check local listings]

McDonald, the Tony and Grammy-Award winning actor/singer, has been named the new host of the PBS series “Live from Lincoln Center.”

In a prepared statement, McDonald said, “I grew up watching Live From Lincoln Center and Beverly Sills, the great soprano who used to regularly host the series, was such an inspiration to me. Ever since I moved to New York to attend the Juilliard School, I’ve spent so much of my life at Lincoln Center that I consider it my home away from home. Needless to say, I was incredibly honored when Live From Lincoln Center invited me to become the host for this season.”

“Audra’s Lincoln Center roots run deep and wide,” said Elizabeth Scott, Chief Media and Digital Officer for Lincoln Center, and executive in charge of the series, also in a prepared statement. “She’s performed on every major Lincoln Center stage, and her appearances on Live From Lincoln Center are among the most enduring presentations in the series’ 37-year history. We’re thrilled that this consummate artist–whose passion for the performing arts is infectious–will be the new face of Live From Lincoln Center. We can’t imagine a more perfect match.”

In this new video, “Live From Lincoln Center”McDonald explains her long history with Lincoln Center’s stages, from the Juilliard School, to the New York Philharmonic to Lincoln Center Theater, and her work to inspire the next generation of great artists.

About Randy Gener

Randy Gener is the Nathan Award-winning editor, writer, critic, playwright and visual artist in New York City. He is the author of the plays "Love Seats for Virginia Woolf," "Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool," "A Parliament of the Streets," and others. His conceptual installation, "In the Garden of One World" (designed by Nic Ularu), debuted in 2008 at La MaMa La Galleria in New York. He is a renowned lecturer and speaker in the arts and technology, appearing at such schools as the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center-Graduate Center, City University of New York, Montclair State University, University of South Carolina, Brooklyn College; U.S. and European festivals as Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Prague Quadrennial for World Scenography, William Inge Theatre Festival, Humana Festival of New American Plays; as well as such institutions as Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Hallmark Inc., Dramatists Guild of America, Odeon Theatre of Bucharest, Romanian Cultural Institute-New York, Long Wharf Theater Company, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre and La MaMa E.T.C.

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