Press release: Foreign Secretary call with Saudi Foreign Minister

first_img Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @Jeremy_Hunt and Facebook For journalists The Foreign Secretary has today spoken to his Saudi counterpart, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, about the case of Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Hunt stressed that if media reports from the weekend regarding Mr Khashoggi’s case prove correct, that would be extremely concerning and the UK will treat the incident very seriously – friendships depend on shared values. Mr Hunt urged the Saudi Government to cooperate fully with the Turkish investigation into the case, and to provide further information as soon as possible. The Foreign Secretary today also met the Saudi Ambassador to the UK to reiterate the need for urgent answers. Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Further information Following the call, a Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: Email [email protected]last_img read more

Back at It! Audra McDonald to Make Her West End Debut in Lady Day

first_img After birthing the cutest baby to ever rock #ImWithHer merch, Audra McDonald is set to reprise her Tony-winning performance as Billie Holiday in the West End. Mama Broadway will begin performances at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre on June 17; the engagement will run through September 9. Opening night is slated for June 27. She had been previously scheduled to recreate her role from Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill in June 2016, but postponed her West End debut upon discovering she was expecting Sally James McDonald-Swenson. She recently announced April concert dates across the pond as well.McDonald won her history-making sixth Tony in 2014 for her portrayal of Holiday in the Broadway show. Directed by Lonny Price and written by Lanie Robertson, Lady Day examines one of the final performances of the jazz legend’s lifetime; an HBO special of the production premiered on March 12, 2016.Since starring in Lady Day on Broadway, McDonald has kept busy on and off stage. She appeared on Broadway in Shuffle Along as well as in Ricki and the Flash alongside Meryl Streep, filmed the live-action Beauty and the Beast (slated for release on March 17), starred opposite her husband Will Swenson in A Moon for the Misbegotten at Williamstown Theatre Festival and won an Emmy for hosting Live From Lincoln Center. View Comments Audra McDonald in ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’last_img read more