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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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

From the Broadway debut of 'A Raisin in the Sun' to the beginnings of Lexington Children’s Theatre, Crossroads Theatre Company, and the Theater Offensive, March was a memorable month.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

How Lorraine Hansberry Turned Her Family’s Story Into A Raisin in the Sun by Robert Loerzel

Biographer Imani Perry uncovers lesser known facts of the playwright’s legacy, her impact on the Civil Rights Act, and how her Chicago upbringing led to a classic.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by New York Theater

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover sent an agent to see the out-of-town tryout of “A Raisin in the Sun” to determine if the play had Communist content. The FBI did not do this with every show …

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Uma Thurman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson among stars to appear at Williamstown Theatre Festival by The Boston Globe

This summer’s shows will include Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts’’ and Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.’’

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S. Epatha Merkerson to Lead 60th-Anniversary Staging of A Raisin in the Sun & More in Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2019 Season by Andy Lefkowitz

A powerful lineup of world premieres and high-profile revivals have been announced for the 2019 summer season of the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The 65th season of the Tony-winning Berksh…

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Uma Thurman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, S. Epatha Merkerson, More Set for 2019 Williamstown Theatre Festival by Ryan McPhee

The season opens with a 60th anniversary revival of A Raisin in the Sun.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with Shemika Berry by Kaylin Beach

Shemika Berry, a former Air Force officer, is a WATCH award winning makeup artist, a WATCH award nominated actress, a costumer, and historical interpreter.  She has performed on the local s…

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The 29th Annual Ovation Award Winners by Mark Doerr

LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARD WINNERS <!-- [download pdf version] --> Best Season A Noise Within A Tale of Two Cities The Madwoman of Chaillot Mrs.…

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

The Fire This Time Festival 2019: 10th Year of African American Plays by New York Theater

Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” gets a spin-off of sorts in the play “White Shoes” by York Walker,  when Beneatha, Walter Younger’s sister, is approached in school by…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

5 modern Plays That Will Be Future Classics by Luc Jones

The term classic is a little vague but we can all think of examples of “classic” plays. My choices include Death of a Salesman, The Iceman Cometh, The Glass Menagerie and A Raisi…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Competition: Win A Raisin in the Sun on DVD – starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee by The Stage

The classic film version of Lorraine Hansberry’s revelatory drama starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee – newly restored and released by the

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