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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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, Broadway.com 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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