Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 12.30.07 PMBreaking news: Audra regrets that she must postpone her West End debut in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, but is thrilled to announce that she and husband Will Swenson are expecting.

As a result, Audra will continue performances of Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed through July 24, at which time Grammy-winning singer Rhiannon Giddens will step in as Lottie Gee and choreographer and tap legend Savion Glover will join the cast. Audra will return to Shuffle Along in the winter following her temporary maternity leave.