Saturday, November 26, 2022

Digging Deep Into Empathy With "Downstate" by Jan Simpson

Bruce Norris has a knack for making people uncomfortable.  His 2006 play The Pain and the Itch featured a 4-year-old with a genital rash, a metaphor for her family’s dysfunction that call…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 04:06PM
Sunday, November 20, 2022

A Raisin in the Sun Completes Off-Broadway Revival Run November 20 by Logan Culwell-Block

Francois Battiste and Tonya Pinkins star in the Lorraine Hansberry play, directed by Robert O'Hara.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Video: A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Toussaint Battiste & Camden McKinnon are On the Rise!

Meet the younger Youngers of A Raisin in the Sun! In this video, Toussaint Battiste and Camden McKinnon tell us all about playing Travis Younger off Broadway at the Public Theater.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:00PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Everyone Has Missed the Point of A Raisin in the Sun, According to Tonya Pinkins by Diep Tran

Why she felt the need to defend the new Off-Broadway production against its critics, especially The New York Times.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

"Seventeen" Scene from A RAISIN IN THE SUN | The Public Theater by The Public Theater

Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to catch A RAISIN IN THE SUN before it closes on November 20th! A RAISIN IN THE SUN By Lorraine Hansberry Directed by Robert O’Hara Lorraine Hansberry’s A …

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:06PM

Destination Broadway! What Led Ain’t No Mo’ Playwright & Star Jordan E. Cooper to Create His Buzzy Satire by Caitlin Moynihan

What if the U.S. government offered Black Americans one-way plane tickets to Africa? That's the question playwright and perfomer Jordan E. Cooper asks in Ain't No Mo', which is now playing …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:32PM

Tonya Pinkins Pens Open Letter to The New York Times' Jesse Green for His A RAISIN IN THE SUN Review

In an open letter entitled 'An Apologia Pro Vita Lena Younger' addressed to The New York Times' chief theater critic, Jesse Green, Tonya Pinkins called out the critic's review of the Off-Br…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:27PM
Monday, November 14, 2022

Tonya Pinkins Calls Out New York Times' Jesse Green For His Review of A Raisin in the Sun by Logan Culwell-Block

Currently starring in The Public's Off-Broadway revival of the Lorraine Hansberry play, the Tony winner contends that the theatre critic missed the point of the production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:06PM

Off-Broadway Review: “A Raisin in the Sun” at the Public Theater’s Newman Theater (Extended through Sunday, November 20, 2022) by David Roberts

Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” debuted on Broadway in 1959 and appeared in London’s West End five months later. The musical adaptation “Raisin” won the Tony Award for…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:05AM
Sunday, November 13, 2022

This Week on Broadway for November 13, 2022: Almost Famous by James Marino

James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson talk with Santino Fontana about his upcoming show at 54 Below this week. Reviews include Almost Famous, A Raisin in the Sun @ Public Theate…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 04:00PM
Monday, November 7, 2022

A Raisin in the Sun by Sandi Durell

By Carol Rocamora . . . I don’t know how you feel about the classics, but I say: treat them with reverence and respect.  It’s one thing if you want to dress them in modern clothes, but …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:24PM

The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative Directors Conversation | The Public Theater by The Public Theater

In celebration of Lorraine Hansberry's life, work, and seminal play, The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative presents a conversation with various 'A Raisin in the Sun' directors who have helmed th…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:18PM
Sunday, November 6, 2022

This Week on Broadway for November 6, 2022: A Raisin in the Sun by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about A Raisin in the Sun, Parade @ City Center, Topdog / Underdog, You Will Get Sick @ Roundabout Theatre Company, Straight Line C…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 04:00PM
Friday, November 4, 2022

Odds & Ends: Phylicia Rashad to Voice the Giant in Into the Woods at Virginia’s Signature Theatre by Broadway.com

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed. Phylicia Rashad to Lend Voice to Into the Woods Two-time Tony winner Phylicia Rashad is heading into the woods. Rashad is set to voi…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:24PM

Topdog/Underdog by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The 20th anniversary revival of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Topdog/Underdog," is just as powerful and absorbing as before with its story of two African American brother…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 01:20PM
Thursday, November 3, 2022

Public Square Relaunch | The Public Theater by The Public Theater

Join us for Public Square 2.0, the re-launch of The Public Theater’s Podcast, “Public Square.” For our second season, Host Garlia Cornelia Jones, The Public’s new and first ever Dire…

SOURCE: YouTube at 06:54PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Wine in the Wilderness OFFICIAL TRAILER | Two River Theater by Two River Theater

WINE IN THE WILDERNESS by Drama Desk Award-winner Alice Childress is onstage through Nov 6! Get tickets now 👉 https://tworivertheater.org/whats-on/wine-in-the-wilderness/ ABOUT WINE IN T…

SOURCE: YouTube at 06:14PM
Sunday, October 30, 2022

This Week on Broadway for October 30, 2022: Topdog / Underdog by James Marino

Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Topdog / Underdog, Walking with Ghosts, A Raisin in the Sun @ Public Theater, A Man of No Importance @ Classic Stage Company,…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 04:00PM
Friday, October 28, 2022

Aggressively reimagined Off-Broadway revival of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at The Public Theater by Deb Miller

Lorraine Hansberry’s classic 1959 American drama A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a Black woman to have a Broadway production; it’s now the first work by the acclaimed p…

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 09:13PM
Thursday, October 27, 2022

A Raisin in the Sun by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Mandi Masden, Tonya Pinkins and Toussaint Battiste in a scene from Robert O’Hara’s production of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” at The Public Theater (Photo credit: Joa…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 09:33PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

A Raisin In The Sun by Tulis McCall

I am at a loss here.  I cannot figure out what Robert O’Hara had in mind when directing “Raisin In The Sun” now at the Public Theater.  Something more than what is on the page perhap…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 05:37PM

Go Inside of The Public's Opening Night of A Raisin in the Sun by Michael Wiltbank

Francois Battiste and Tonya Pinkins star in Robert O'Hara's new production of the Lorraine Hansberry play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:33PM

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of A RAISIN IN THE SUN at The Public Theater

A Raisin in the Sun has officially opened at The Public Theater! Written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O'Hara, this revival marks Hansberry's Public Theate…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:32PM

Reviews: What Did Critics Have to Say About The Public's A Raisin in the Sun? by Logan Culwell-Block

Francois Battiste and Tonya Pinkins star in Robert O'Hara's new production of the Lorraine Hansberry play,

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:07AM

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On A RAISIN IN THE SUN Starring Tonya Pinkins, Francois Battiste & More

The Public Theater's revival of A Raisin In The Sun written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O'Hara, is officially open at The Public Theater! See what the cri…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:47AM
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

A Raisin In The Sun ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter October 25, 2022: Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, produced in 1949, and Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, produced a decade later, in 1959, have lon…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 11:30PM

Review: This Time, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Really Does Explode by Jesse Green

Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 classic ends on a note of cautious optimism. Its latest incarnation, at the Public Theater, does not.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 11:07PM

A Raisin in the Sun: A Classic Overbaked, but with Radiant Performances by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆ Actors manage to shine despite directorial gimmickry in John O'Hara's new revival of the Lorraine Hansberry classic The post A Raisin in the Sun: A Classic Overbaked, but wi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 11:00PM

A Raisin in the Sun Review: Lorraine Hansberry’s classic with some added scenes and characters by New York Theater

Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, Joe Morton and Sean Combs have all portrayed Walter Lee Younger on Broadway. Given how admired these performers are,  it may come as a shock that the cha…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:55PM

The Public's A Raisin in the Sun, Starring Francois Battiste and Tonya Pinkins, Opens October 25 by Logan Culwell-Block

Robert O'Hara directs the new revival of the Lorraine Hansberry play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07AM
Sunday, October 23, 2022

A Raisin In The Sun *** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons October 23, 2022: A Raisin in the Sun made its Broadway debut in 1959. But the drama confronts so many of the issues African Americans still face today – the role …

SOURCE: theaterlife at 04:34PM

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