Thursday, February 13, 2020

Jocelyn Bioh's Romantic Comedy Nollywood Dreams Sets Full Casting for Off-Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

MCC Theater has announced complete casting for Nollywood Dreams, a new play by Jocelyn Bioh set to make its world premiere next month. The previously announced production, directed by Saheem…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Full Casting Announced for Phylicia Rashad-Directed Blue at the Apollo by Michael Appler

Casting is complete for the upcoming New York production of Blue, writer Charles Randolph-Wright and composer Nona Hendrix's musical play of class and race. Tony winning actress Phylicia …

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: Joaquina Kalukango Honors 'Greatest Of All Time' Audra McDonald by Michael Appler

In honor of Black History Month, asked actors, directors and playwrights to tell us about black theater artists who inspired them. Stars jumped at the chance to honor those t…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Leslie Uggams and Lynn Whitfield to Star in Phylicia Rashad-Directed Blue at the Apollo by Michael Appler

Blue, writer Charles Randolph-Wright and composer Nona Hendrix's musical play, will receive a 16-week engagement at Harlem's Apollo Theater. Tony-winning actress Phylicia Rashad will dire…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Literature Live @ Bay Street by Barry Gordin

A Raisin in the Sun, a classic play by Lorraine Hansberry, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor through December 1, 2019. November 17, 2019: Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is presenting…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Jerry O'Connell, Billy Eugene Jones & More to Join David Alan Grier & Blair Underwood in A Soldier's Play on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the highly anticipated Broadway premiere staging of Charles Fuller's 1981 drama A Soldier's Play. Kenny Leon will direct the previously announced Roundabout Theatre C…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Wendell Pierce: ‘I Still Have Fear, But Now I Have Courage’ by Artsjournal1

On playing Willy Loman: “I knew that it would challenge me like no other role. It is the American Hamlet. And now that I’ve done it, I’m going down the list of all the roles that I wan…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker Will Host Staged Reading of A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker will host a staged reading of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun on November 11 at the American Airlines Theatre.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker to Host Benefit Reading of A Raisin in the Sun by Olivia Clement

Dylan Baker, Colman Domingo, Ezra Knight, Nyambi Nyambi, Paulette Washington, and more will take part in the Arts in the Armed Forces event.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Day of Absence’ at Theater Alliance by Mary Ann Johnson

This was a most unexpected play. It doesn’t shy away from confronting the audience with searing truths about the history of racism in this country. Douglas Turner Ward, the playwright, was…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Lorraine Hansberry’s To Be Young, Gifted and Black Will Receive 50th Anniversary Reading at Circle in the Square by Adam Hetrick

Courtney Jamison will take part in the reading, celebrating the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

A Soldier’s Play Sets Broadway Opening by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier’s Play, by playwright Charles Fuller, will come to Broadway for a limited-engagement this season. Under the direction of Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Su…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Podcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Chats with Emmy-Winner Glynn Turman on his Career from Original A RAISIN IN THE SON to Netflix Film of MA RAIN

On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks to one of the most prolific character actors working today, Glynn Turman. After beginning his professional career play…

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Tell Me More | Episode 35: Glynn Turman from Lorraine Hansberry to August Wilson by Matt Tamanini

On this episode of BroadwayRadio’s “Tell Me More,” Matt Tamanini talks to” one of the most prolific character actors working today, Glynn Turman. After beginning his professional car…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Capital Fringe review: Office of the Speaker by Dan Desai Martin

If a dream deferred dries up like a raisin in the sun, what happens to a dream fulfilled, but at the expense of one’s own principles? Office of the Speaker delivers a soul-wrenching explor…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Theater Review: “A Raisin in the Sun” — A Great Evening of Theater by Helen Epstein

To see Raisin in the Sun in post-Obama America is to experience how a classic both remains emblematic of its time and changes resonance as time passes The post Theater Review: “A Raisin …

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Review: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Burns With New Fire by Ben Brantley

Robert O’Hara’s interpretation of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, starring a brilliant S. Epatha Merkerson, puts the audience in the hot seat.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces More Panels and Stars for 2019 Summer Season by Dan Meyer

The annual event will welcome Katrina Lenk and Richard Chamberlain, plus mark the 60th anniversary of A Raisin in the Sun.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Danielle Brooks shines in a near-perfect Much Ado About Nothing: EW review by Allison Adato

Central Park’s open-air Delacorte Theater predisposes audiences to a good time: Most June nights, sunset gives way to moonlight before intermission, while poor weather (the resident Public…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Odds & Ends: Ashley Park Joins Cast of Grand Horizons at Williamstown & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Ashley Park Joins Cast of Grand Horizons at Williamstown Theatre Festival More casting is here for the Williamstown Theatre Fes…

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Look Back at the Original Broadway Production of A Raisin in the Sun in Celebration of Lorraine Hansberry by Marc J. Franklin

The playwright, known for her seminal drama about the experiences of a black family in Chicago, was born May 19, 1935.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Stars of Beetlejuice, To Kill a Mockingbird, Frozen & More Set for’s #LiveAtFive by Caitlin Moynihan's #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which our editors discuss the newest buzz on Broadway, chat with stage stars about their current projects and take qu…

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Phylicia Rashad to Direct Randolph-Wright’s Blue for Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun) will make her Broadway directorial debut in the spring of 2020. She will stage a production of Charles Randolph-Wright’s pl…

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Phylicia Rashad to Make Broadway Directorial Debut with Charles Randolph-Wright's Blue by Andy Lefkowitz

Charles Randolph-Wright's acclaimed play Blue will make its long-awaited Broadway premiere in the spring of 2020, producer Brian Moreland announced today. Tony winner Phylicia Rashad, who st…

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Citizens of Mockingbird: LaTanya Richardson Jackson on Revealing the Heart and Purpose of Calpurnia by Paul Wontorek

In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named "best-loved" American novel with fre…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Documentary About A Raisin in the Sun Playwright Lorraine Hansberry Wins Peabody Award by Dan Meyer

The PBS American Masters film explores the life and legacy of the first African-American female playwright to have a show on Broadway.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Odds & Ends: Thomas Sadoski & Priscilla Lopez Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Season & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Thomas Sadoski & Priscilla Lopez Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Season Further casting has been announced for the 2019…

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Friday, March 22, 2019

An Argument Against Colorblind Casting by Artsjournal

Playwright Chisa Hutchinson got involved with theatre because of a “badass” theatre teacher who let her write her own monologues for acting class, because outside of A Raisin in the Sun …

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Spring Preview: Tracy Letts Just Might Weep Through All My Sons by Eric King

If A Raisin in the Sun asks, “What happens to a dream deferred?” then All My Sons asks, “What happens to a secret deferred?” As Joe and Kate Keller in Arthur Miller’s 1947 play, TR…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Look Back at the Original Broadway Production as A Raisin in the Sun Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary by Nathan Skethway

Lorraine Hansberry's seminal drama about the experiences of a black family in Chicago opened on Broadway on March 11, 1959.

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60 Years of A Raisin in the Sun by The Broadway League

On this day 60 years ago, "A Raisin in the Sun" premiered on Broadway! Learn more about this seminal play.

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