Audra McDonald

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Audra McDonald


An intimate evening with Broadway royalty as the 6-time Tony, 4-time Drama Desk, 2-time Emmy & Grammy Award-winner performs her signature mix of songs from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and beyond. McDonald has starred in 12 Broadway shows, and received Tonys for Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, Porgy & Bess, and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. She is a regular on CBS’ The Good Fight, and played Aretha Franklin’s mother in the 2021 bio pic–Respect.

Gala guests will enjoy a PRE-SHOW cocktail party with music, featuring a bountiful selection of Celebrity Chef David Burke’s signature canapés and show stopping hors d’oeuvres. Chef David Burke himself will be on site, ready to mingle with our guests at Poughkeepsie’s fabulous new Revel 32, just around the corner from the theater entrance.

5:30pm Pre-Show Party at Revel 32 with Celebrity Chef David Burke will feature music by Hot Club of Saratoga and Sean Gallagher. Finish the party off before heading to the theater at 7:30pm with something sweet by Gwenn from Kingston’s Stone Soup.

Funds raised by the Bardavon Gala help underwrite many programs that cannot support themselves—education programs and school residencies that bring artists and musicians to local schools and much more.

We thank our Bardavon 2022 Gala sponsors:

James J. McCann Charitable Trust
Marianne Murray & Richard Rowley 

The Canter Family • Hudson Valley Credit Union • iHeart Media • Key Construction Services • O’Connor & Partners • Redl Properties • Ann G. and James B. Ritchey Foundation • Dr. Sam & Gail Simon • Karen & Nevill Smythe 

Evelyn M Davies Charitable Trust, Mark V Dennis CPA, Trustee • Hudson Valley Office Furniture • M&T Bank • Marshall & Sterling • Barb & Ross Mauri • Millman, Harris, Romano Foundation • Newburgh Veterinary Hospital • Package Pavement • Real Property Abstract & Title Services • Roosevelt Road Capital Partners LLC • Timely Signs • Townsquare Media • TrustCo Bank • Ulster Savings Bank  

Cosimo’s Brick Oven • Hudson Highlands Properties, LLC • Dr. Frank and Eileen Mayle • Radio Woodstock WDST • Tinkelman Architecture

Bailey Pottery • Adam & Nancy Belok • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties • Chuck Benfer • John B. Beurket • Dr. Eric & Irene Brocks • Central Hudson • Dental Design Studio, the Office of Dr. Richard Whalen • Frank & Mary Doherty  Getler & Gomes, PC. • Bob Gray and Family • Carole E. Heyl and Family • Tim Hurley Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty• Bob and Francine Kallman • Lakeland Bank • Law Offices of Patrick Moore • Levine & Levine, P.C. • Dale & Robin Lois • RBT CPAs, LLP • R&C Cleaning • Revel 32 • Joe Steiniger & Mary McDonald • TD Bank • Tina Tockarshewsky & Dragan Ivanov Bubalo • Maryann B. Tompkins-BPS “Business Products and Services” • 92.9/96.5 WBPM & MAGIC 92.5

Date & Time

Saturday, May 07 2022
8:00 pm


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$275 includes premier performance seating / pre-show cocktail party / tax-deductible contribution
$125 includes preferred performance seating / tax-deductible contribution
$75 best available seating – subject to availability

Tickets from 5.17.2020 will be honored at the door. Call the box office with any questions.


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