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TDF Conversation with LaChanze and Audra McDonald this Wednesday at 3pm on TDF's Facebook page
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 08:13 pm EDT 03/29/21

TDF PRESENTS A 'TDF CONVERSATION' WITH BROADWAY LEGENDS LaCHANZE AND AUDRA McDONALD THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31 AT 3PM ON TDF'S FACEBOOK PAGE

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

March 29, 2021, New York, NY - Broadway stars Audra McDonald and LaChanze have been inspiring each other for decades, both on stage and off. Join TDF Conversations 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.

These superstars 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.

This TDF Conversation is the ninth in a series that was launched last October. The others were:

Moulin Rouge! On Broadway with Aaron Tveit, Sahr Ngaujah and Ricky Rojas

Ain't Too Proud with Jawan M. Jackson and Taylor Symone

Friends: Marsha Mason & Jack O'Brien

Jagged Little Pill with Lauren Patten and Celia Rose Gooding

Freestyle Love Supreme with James Monroe Iglehart, Andrew Bancroft, Aneesa Folds and Chris Sullivan

Hadestown with the Fates Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer and Kay Trinidad
Come From Away with Caesar Samayoa and Kenita Miller

Company with Matt Doyle and Etai Benson

ABOUT TDF
Founded in 1968, TDF is a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone. TDF's mission is to sustain live theatre and dance by engaging a broad and diverse audience and eliminating barriers to attendance. TDF fulfills its mission with a variety of programs that expand access, cultivate communities and support the makers of the performing arts.

TDF is known for its theatre going programs (including the TKTS by TDF Discount Booths and TDF Membership program); Accessibility programs (including open captioned, audio described and Autism Friendly Performances), Education & Engagement programs (serving more than 12,000 New York City students annually), as well as the TDF Costume Collection Rental and Research programs. TDF envisions a world where the transformative experience of attending live theatre and dance is essential, relevant, accessible and inspirational. To learn more about TDF, go to tdf.org.
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