Award-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald earned her fifth — of a record-breaking six — Tony awards for her portrayal of Bess in the Broadway hit “The Gershwins Porgy and Bess,” which was mounted locally at The American Repertory Theater.

Now, she's gearing up for a performance at Symphony Hall in a one-night only engagement, by way of Celebrity Series. The event is next Tuesday at 8:00 p.m., but in the meantime McDonald joins The Culture Show host Jared Bowen to talk about her career.

From there, director Igor Golyak, founder of Needham’s Arlekin Players Theater, joins the show to talk about why a convergence of theatrical productions grappling with antisemitism is resonating with audiences today.

Finally, as Ukraine marks the second anniversary of being at war with Russia, take a look at the nation’s perseverance by way of the Grand Kyiv Ballet, which is kicking off a 60-city national tour of "Giselle" here in Boston.

It's all on The Culture Show — listen to the full episode above!