SHE IS LEGEND, WHEN I GOT OBSESSED WITH ‘THE MUSIC MAN’ IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES FROM SEEING THE FILM I WENT AND FOUND THE ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING. AND BABS KICKED SHIRLEY JONES IN THE FLANGE. HER TONE, HER INTONATION, HER CLARITY JUST BLEW MY HEAD OFF. AND THEN I HEARD HER ‘CANDIDE’ AND WAS GONE. I AM HER BITCH FOREVER. AND THIS IS LOVELY, BUT STILL THINK FEW OF THESE FINE VOICES PAYING TRIBUTE HIT HER STANDARD.
Well, her character was written into a corner. And soooo moral.
Now, back to Broadway.
Audra McDonald will exit ABC’s medical drama ‘Private Practice’ at the end of the current season “in order to spend more time with her family.”
She plays fertility specialist Naomi on the show and could eventually return to the series as a guest star.
“I have spent four amazing years working with the best cast and crew on television at Private Practice,” McDonald told TVLine.com. “Though I am stepping away from the series as a regular in order to spend more time in New York with my family, I am not closing the door on Private Practice or the character, Naomi. I am beyond grateful to Shonda Rhimes, ABC, and the team behind the show.”