Friday, January 19, 2018

VIDEO: First Look - PBS Presents Documentary on A RAISIN IN THE SUN Playwright Lorraine Hansberry by Bww News Desk

One week after the anniversary of her death, American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry Sighted EyesFeeling Heart premieres nationwide Today, January 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS check local listings and…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Phylicia Rashad Signs On as Director of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Our Lady of 121st Street by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Phylicia Rashad will direct the upcoming off-Broadway production of Our Lady of 121st Street by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis. Rashad replaces the previously announc…

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Friday, January 12, 2018

For Lorraine Hansberry, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Was Just the Start by Salamishah Tillet

The new documentary “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” explores a more complex and complicated playwright than the civil rights figure known to most people.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Will Air on PBS in January by Ruthie Fierberg

Featuring interviews with Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, and more, the film dives into Hansberry’s life and art beyond A Raisin in the Sun.

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VIDEO: First Look - PBS Presents Documentary on A RAISIN IN THE SUN Playwright Lorraine Hansberry by TV News Desk

One week after the anniversary of her death, American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry Sighted EyesFeeling Heart premieres nationwide Friday, January 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS check local listings an…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Anthony Edwards Signs On To Broadway’s ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ Revival by Jeremy Gerard

Anthony Edwards (ER, Top Gun) will make his Broadway debut alongside Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff in next spring’s revival of Mark Medoff's  Children of a Lesser God. Edwards wil…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater by Laura

you need to hurry if you are going to catch this modern classic brought to electrifying life...

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Review: A Raisin in the Sun

Two River Theater revives a timely, powerful American classic.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

A first-class revival of an American classic: “A Raisin in the Sun” at Two River Theater by Philip

There is little that I can add to the praise that has been heaped upon Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” virtually from the hour it opened on Broadway in 1959. Ms. Hansberry,…

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Photo Flash: A Raisin in the Sun Set For September 15 Opening at Two River Theater

The production features the father and son acting duo of Willie and Brandon J. Dirden.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Michael Friedman, Composer of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and More, Dies at 41 by Paul Wontorek

Michael Friedman, the rising young musical theater composer and lyricist, died at age 41 on September 9. According to a press release from the Public Theater, where he often worked, the caus…

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Tickets Are Now on Sale for The Iceman Cometh Starring Denzel Washington by

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's classic work The Iceman Cometh, starring Tony and Oscar winner Denzel Washington. Tony winner George C. Wolf…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

VIDEO: On This Day, September 6- Happy Birthday, Anika Noni Rose! by Stage Tube

Anika Noni Rose isa Tony Award winner for her role as Emmie Thibodeauxin the beloved musical Caroline,orChange, She also received a Tony nomination for her role in the Broadway revival of A …

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Sunday, September 3, 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Stage fright: the Hollywood stars who bombed on Broadway by Alexis Soloski

As Denzel Washington reveals a return to the stage, which actors are less likely to make a comeback after poor reviews and an underwhelming box office?Earlier this week, producers announced …

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Denzel Washington Will Return to Broadway in The Iceman Cometh, Directed by George C. Wolfe by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony and Oscar winner Denzel Washington will headline a Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's classic work The Iceman Cometh, set to play the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in 2018. Tony w…

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Theater News: Two River Theater Sets Complete Cast for A Raisin in the Sun

Spouses Brandon J. Dirden and Crystal A. Dickinson will star as Walter Lee and Ruth Younger.

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Casting Complete for Two River’s A Raisin in the Sun, Starring Jitney’s Brandon J. Dirden by Andrew Gans

Crystal A. Dickinson, Brenda Pressley, and Nat DeWolf are also among the cast.

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Friday, August 11, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017

Odds & Ends: Tony Winners Sophie Okonedo & Ralph Fiennes to Lead Antony and Cleopatra in London & More by

Ralph Fiennes & Sophie Okonedo to Star in Antony and Cleopatra  Tony winners Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo will star as the title roles in the Shakespeare classic work …

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Coming to Broadway? by BroadwayWorld

Berkshire Theatre Group is currently presentingthrough July 22 the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon A Raisin in the Sun. Now according t…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review: Raisin by Jose Solis

It’s been 42 years since the show was last produced in New York City, so here’s 42 reasons why the APAC revival is essential. In 1974, Raisin, the musical version of Lorraine Han…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sophie Okonedo on Throwing Props, Why Damian Lewis Is a 'Titan' & the Humor and Tragedy of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? by Matt Wolf

British actress and 2005 Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo has cut a major swath through Broadway in recent years, winning a 2014 Tony for A Raisin in the Sun and a nomination last year…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Tony-Winning Musical Raisin Returns to New York Area by Adam Hetrick

The musical version of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun plays the Astoria Performing Arts Center.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Raisin The Musical Opens First NYC Production After 42 Years by Jerrica White

Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun debuted on Broadway in 1959 and later received two staged revivals in 2004 and 2014. Raisin, the musical adaptation of the play, won the Tony Award…

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Building the Wall and A Raisin in the Sun – theatre that matters in the dangerous times we live in by Lorraine Treanor

“The Authoritarian playbook is well known. Create a constant state of crisis that only a “strong” leader can solve. Encourage fear, divide the populace and scapegoat racial or reli…

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Breaking Down Barriers: Black Female Directors In The Bay Area

by Jia Taylor   When Liesl Tommy received a Tony Award nomination for directing Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed on Broadway, she made theatre history as the first woman of color ever nomina…

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The Essential Truth of A Raisin in the Sun and Theatre in Our Time by (ramona)

By Cynthia P. Schneider. Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, writes about the value of theatre as cultural diplomacy, and the Laboratory for Global…

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sophie Okonedo: ‘My body is my barometer – my instincts are physical’ by Holly Williams

The celebrated actor on her new play with Damian Lewis, why performing is an adventure, and leaving London for the countrySophie Okonedo was born in 1968 in London and studied at Rada. She h…

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More! by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature…

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