Tuesday, January 19, 2021

No "Museum Piece" Revival for The Tap Dance Kid by The Ensemblist

by Rodrigo Ignacio Cruz Encores! at New York City Center is set to take on 1983’s The Tap Dance Kid as their newest musical they are reviving for a new audience. Kenny Leon (Tony Award for…

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Ma Rainey Sings the Blues with Passion and Rage by David Sheward

In the 20th century, the number of African-American playwrights who have had financially successful, non-musical productions on Broadway can be counted on the fingers of one hand—Lorraine …

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward January 9, 2020: In the 20th century, the number of African-American playwrights who have had financially successful, non-musical productions on Broadway can be counte…

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

First Chinese-Language Production Of 'A Raisin In The Sun' Is Staged In Beijing by Emily Feng

Lorraine Hansberry's play is about a Black family's struggle against racism in 1950s Chicago. At the Beijing People's Art Theatre, director Ying Da is working to bring that story to Chinese …

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Tony Winner Sophie Okonedo Tapped for Amazon Fantasy Epic The Wheel of Time by Lindsey Sullivan

Sophie Okonedo, who won a Tony Award for her performance in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun, is set for a recurring role on the new Amazon series The Wheel of Time. The show is based…

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Broadway Games: The Play's the Thing: Actress Edition by JK

Many, if not most, of our favorite musical theater stars have also spent their fair share of time trodding the boards in straight plays, too. Take one of the greatest of all time, Angela Lan…

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

“Les Blancs” at The National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Lorraine Hansberry’s debut, A Raisin in the Sun, was the first drama written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway, where it opened in 1959. It is now an American classic, but it’…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

WEATHER FORECAST: Black Actors Prepare for Tsunami of “A Raisin in the Sun” Casting Announcements by Broadway Beat

by Denzel Belin. @from_washington. ATLANTA – Representatives from the Black Leagues of All Creatives Together Overcoming Racist Stereotyp...

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Black Theatre United's Inaugural Event Features Audra McDonald & NAACP Legal Defense Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill by Lindsey Sullivan

Black Theatre United, a coalition that intends to elevate causes or overturn policies that target Black people in any community, will have its inaugural event, called Activating Black Artis…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Les Blancs, National Theatre at Home review – triumphant revival of forgotten classic by Aleks.sierz

NT archive recording of Lorraine Hansberry’s last play is absolutely compelling Lorraine Hansberry’s debut, A Raisin in the Sun, was the first drama written by a black woman to be produc…

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Black Theatre United's Inaugural Event Features Audra McDonald & the NAACP's Sherrilyn Ifill by Lindsey Sullivan

Black Theatre United, a coalition that intends to elevate causes or overturn policies that target Black people in any community, will have its inaugural event, called Activating Black Artis…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Danny Sapani: 'We must teach the truth about British history' by Interview By Arifa Akbar

The actor, who stars in the National Theatre’s stream of Les Blancs, says schools must acknowledge the damage done by colonialism – to strengthen the bonds of a multicultural society Les…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Look Back at A Raisin in the Sun in Honor of Phylicia Rashad by Marc J. Franklin

The actor, who won a Tony Award for her performance as Lena Younger, celebrates her birthday June 19.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

25 Queer Playwrights of Color You Should Know by Performerstuff

25 Queer Playwrights of Color You Should Know Written by Tiffany Wilkie June 17, 2020 Performer Stuff celebrates queer men and women of color who have brought their stories to the fore…

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Phylicia Rashad & More to Set for Black Women and the Ballot Radio Plays by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony winner Phylicia Rashad will be among the stars set for Black Women and the Ballot, a presentation of three short radio plays that will be available on June 19, also known as Juneteenth…

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Broadway Games: The Plays of August Wilson by JK

The late August Wilson wrote The Pittsburgh Cycle, a 10 play series depicting the African-American experience over the 20th Century. Those ten plays earned Wilson two Pulitzer Prizes, five N…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Unseen Script Offers New Evidence of a Radical Lorraine Hansberry by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

A play based on Charles W. Chesnutt’s “Marrow of Tradition” shows the writer of “A Raisin in the Sun” attuned to the history of white violence.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

I Interview Playwrights Part 1085: Jason Schafer by Adam Szymkowicz

Jason SchaferHometown: Sacramento, CaliforniaCurrent Town: Brooklyn!Q:  Tell me about Bleeding Love?A:  Bleeding Love is a post-apocalyptic musical. It started as an assignment that I gave…

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Cursed Child Tony Nominee Noma Dumezweni Joins Harry Potter at Home Series by Lindsey Sullivan

Harry Potter at Home, the collection of free initiatives designed to help bring the magic of J.K. Rowling's popular series to children and parents in quarantine, has enlisted performers to r…

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Look Back at Audra McDonald, Sean Combs, and More in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s drama opened at the Royale Theatre April 26, 2004.

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Denzel Washington, Sophie Okonedo, and More Star in the 2014 Revival of A Raisin in the Sun by Marc J. Franklin

The production, directed by Kenny Leon, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre April 3, 2014.

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Denzel Washington, Sophie Okonedo, and More Starred in the 2014 Revival of A Raisin in the Sun by Marc J. Franklin

The production, directed by Kenny Leon, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre April 3, 2014.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Casting Announced for New Drama Exception to the Rule at Roundabout Underground by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for Exception to the Rule, the New York debut work of playwright Dave Harris, set to make its world premiere this spring as part of the Roundabout Underground program. T…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: Leslie Uggams Honors Her Aunt Eloise Uggams, Ethel Waters & More Broadway Role Models by Michael Appler

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

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of MCC's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS

MCC Theater will soon present the World Premiere of Nollywood Dreams by Jocelyn Bioh (MCC Theater's Burnt Umber Playwright-In-Residence) with direction by Saheem Ali. The cast will feature…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: Renée Elise Goldsberry Honors Three Black Actresses of Broadway and Daytime Television by Michael Appler

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

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Sidney Poitier: The Comedies by Trav S.D.

The first thing we think of when the name of Sidney Poitier (b. 1927) is mentioned is his pioneering role as Hollywood’s first African American leading man, especially in integrationist dr…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Ja’Net DuBois, songwriter and star of ‘Good Times,’ has died by The Associated Press

DuBois' career started in theater, where she appeared in Broadway productions of "Golden Boy" and "A Raisin in the Sun," according to a biography on her website. A performance in "The Hot l …

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Invictus Theatre brings light and heat to A Raisin in the Sun by Kerry Reid

Lorraine Hansberry's classic gets a sturdy and heartfelt revival. Before Ta-Nehisi Coates laid out "The Case for Reparations" in the Atlantic in 2014, Lorraine H…

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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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