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Audra McDonald: Way Back To Paradise

Read "Way Back To Paradise" reviewed by Ian Nicolson

If it hadn't been for a minor accident last month, you'd have seen a lot more column inches for this celebrated young Broadway diva. Delaying her first singing dates in the UK, although not the release of her first Nonesuch set, the interruption could yet prove useful to her career outside her native USA, because this isn't the kind of art that makes for easy marketing, but will certainly make reviewers and listeners talk - and word of mouth has ...