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Monday, May 28, 2012

Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis perform for a Greene Space audience (Matthew Septimus)

From Brooklyn. Today we revisit a favorite show from earlier this year, when Audra McDonald and Sharon Van Etten joined us in the Greene Space -- with two different takes on American popular song. You can watch the entire Greene Space performance below.

This is an encore presentation of Soundcheck.

Best of Soundcheck: Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is currently starring on Broadway in “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”– a newly reworked version of the 1935 American opera. In this special edition of Soundcheck, McDonald joins us in the Greene Space with co-star Norm Lewis to talk about updating an American classic - and to perform songs from the Broadway show.


Best of Soundcheck: Sharon Van Etten

Singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten last joined us amid the zeitgeist for Epic, her 2010 album that inspired praise from critics – and cover songs from Bon Iver and The National. The Brooklyn-based musician and her band perform songs from her latest record, Tramp.


Gig Alert: Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra

The jazz nine-piece plays each Monday night at The Stone through the end of June. Download the ensemble's song "Sly Notions."