Thursday, May 12, 2022

Big Screen Adaptation of Clybourne Park to Star Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play Clybourne Park is getting a star-studded film adaptation. Deadline reports it will be directed by Pam MacKinnon, who was Tony-nominated for…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Pulitzer and Tony–Winning Play Clybourne Park Headed to the Big Screen With Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba, More by Logan Culwell-Block

Written by Bruce Norris, the riff on Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun premiered Off-Broadway in 2010.

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Friday, April 22, 2022

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf **** Birthday Candles ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 22, 2022: In this theater season when African-American women playwrights such as Lynn Nottage, Dominique Morriseau, Antoinette Chinoye Nwandu and the late Alice Ch…

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

Kenny Leon Honored at Theatre Forward’s 2022 Gala by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel . . . The 2022 Theatre Forward Gala took place on April 4th at the Edison Ballroom. The celebration honored Tony and Obie Award winning director, producer, and actor Ken…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:52AM
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks To Lead Broadway Revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson by Broadway Black

Producers Brian Anthony Moreland, Sonia Friedman, and Tom Kirdahy announced today that August Wilson’s seminal, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Piano Lesson will return to Broadwa…

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Clybourne Park review – property prices and home truths in provocative satire by Arifa Akbar

Park theatre, LondonThe acting, by Imogen Stubbs and Eric Underwood among others, is formidable but Bruce Norris’s 2010 play lacks depth Bruce Norris’s 2010 satire was written as a respo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:33PM
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Lorraine Hansberry: The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun by New York Theater

Near the end of Charles J. Shields’ biography of Lorraine Hansberry, the third such book I’ve read in as many years, the author mentions the five-story townhouse near Washington Square P…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:48PM
Friday, March 11, 2022

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: March 11 by Playbill Staff

In 1959, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun opens on Broadway.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Broadway From A to Z: C by JK

Today, we continue our new series that is strictly to the letter. Broadway From A to Z, will look at the people, shows and history of The Great Bright Way! Obviously, with each entry, we'l…

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Monday, February 14, 2022

Dominique Morisseau and Company Talk Bringing SKELETON CREW to Broadway by BroadwayWorld

Watch the full interview here: Skeleton Crew, the new play by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santia…

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Sunday, February 6, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Max Garner

Friday morning in the cramped Southside Chicago apartment of the Younger family finds Ruth making breakfast. Walter Lee, her husband, is jockeying for time in the shared bathroom down the ha…

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Review Roundup: THE TAP DANCE KID at City Center Encores!

New York City Center just kicked off the 2022 Encores! Season with The Tap Dance Kid, featuring music by Henry Krieger, lyrics by Robert Lorick, and a book by Charles Blackwell. Directed by …

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VIDEO: Watch Highlights from THE TAP DANCE KID at Encores!

New York City Center just kicked off the 2022 Encores! Season with The Tap Dance Kid, featuring music by Henry Krieger, lyrics by Robert Lorick, and a book by Charles Blackwell. Directed by …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:33AM
Saturday, January 29, 2022

‘A Quick 5’ with Reggie Phoenix, Director of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Susan Brall

On February 4, 2022, “A Raisin in the Sun,” the iconic play by Lorraine Hansberry, opens at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. It is directed by Reggie Phoenix. “A Raisin in the Sun” wa…

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Inside Rehearsals for Encores! The Tap Dance Kid - Class Act by New York City Center

Go inside the Encores! rehearsal room with cast members Trevor Jackson (Uncle Dipsey), Adrienne Warren (Ginnie), and DeWitt Fleming Jr. (Daddy Bates). Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leo…

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VIDEO: Watch the Cast of THE TAP DANCE KID in Rehearsals!

New York City Center will soon kick off the 2022 Encores! Season on February 2 - 6 with The Tap Dance Kid, featuring music by Henry Krieger, lyrics by Robert Lorick, and a book by Charles Bl…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:49PM
Saturday, January 22, 2022


(Blair McClendon’s article appeared in The New Yorker, 1/17/22; Photo:  With “A Raisin in the Sun,” Hansberry became an emblem of American progress. Photograph by David Attie / Getty.…

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Memory of the Legendary Sidney Poitier by Lindsey Sullivan

The Broadway League has announced that marquee lights of all Broadway theaters will be dimmed for one minute on January 19 at 7:45PM in memory of Sidney Poitier. The groundbreaking Oscar wi…

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Broadway To Dim Lights For Sidney Poitier by Greg Evans

Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights tomorrow night in honor of the late Sidney Poitier. Poitier, who made his Broadway debut in 1946’s Lysistrata and earned a Tony Award nomina…

SOURCE: Deadline at 04:49PM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

When Lorraine Met Lloyd, and ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Got Raised by American Theatre Editors

In this excerpt from a new biography, playwright Lorraine Hansberry crosses paths with the director who would help to shape her iconic play.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Guthrie Postpones One Show, Cancels Another by American Theatre Editors

This month's production of 'A Raisin in the Sun' has been postponed to spring, and a Broadway-bound staging of 'Destiny of Desire' has been cancelled.

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Ep183 – Glynn Turman: ‘Women of the Movement’ and 50+ Years of Acting Excellence by Automatic Episode Import

Glynn Turman is an Emmy Award winning actor, writer, director and producer, who made his Broadway debut at 12 years old originating the role of Travis Younger in A Raisin In The Sun. With a …

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Groundbreaking Oscar Winner and Tony Nominee Sidney Poitier Dies at 94 by Caitlin Moynihan

Legendary performer Sidney Poitier, known for being the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964, has died. The Tony nominee was 94. The Minister of Foreign Affairs…

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Legendary Actor Sidney Poitier Dies at 94

Poitier made history as the first African American actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for Lilies of the Field in 1963. Poitier was seen on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun, Anna L…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:46AM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Skeleton Crew | Press Day by Manhattan Theatre Club

Hear what the cast has to say about Skeleton Crew, an electrifying Broadway premiere about trust and survival starring Chanté Adams (A Journal for Jordan), Joshua Boone (Actually at MTC), B…

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Audra McDonald to Return to the London Stage with One-Night-Only Concert in 2022 by Lindsey Sullivan

Audra McDonald is heading across the pond. The six-time Tony winner will perform at the London Palladium with the 40-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra on September 25, 2022 at 7PM. Alo…

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Monday, November 8, 2021

“A Raisin in the Sun”: A Timeless Classic by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Directed by South African theatre and film industry stalwart Dr. Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha, A Raisin in the Sun, written by famed American playwright Lorraine Hansberry, is a classic piec…

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Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for Broadway Premiere of SKELETON CREW

Joshua Boone (Actually at MTC, Network, A Jazzman’s Blues) joins the previously announced Chanté Adams (A Journal for Jordan), Brandon J. Dirden (Jitney at MTC), Adesola Osakalumi (Fela!)…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:09PM
Monday, November 1, 2021

Audra McDonald to Star in Adrienne Kennedy's Ohio State Murders on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Audra McDonald will star in Adrienne Kennedy's Ohio State Murders on Broadway. This production marks Kennedy's Broadway debut as playwright at the age of 90. “I am so thrilled. It’s…

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

New Book, 'Lorraine Hansberry: The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun' Will Be Released in 2022

A new biography of Lorraine Hansberry will be released in January 2022, telling the moving story of the life of the woman behind A Raisin in the Sun, the most widely anthologized, read, an…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:40AM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021