Thursday, February 15, 2024

Black History Month Spotlight: Tony-Winning Director and Producer Kenny Leon by Hayley Levitt

Throughout the month of February, The Broadway Show is celebrating some of the theater industry’s most influential Black artists. This week, the spotlight is on director Kenny Leon. Leon …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:36PM
Saturday, February 10, 2024

A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Bristol Riverside): An old fashioned play, carefully executed by Kathryn Osenlund

Lorraine Hansberry wrote Raisin in the Sun in 1959, a bold play for its time. It takes a dark view of the progress of integration,… The post A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Bristol Riverside): An ol…

SOURCE: phindie.com at 08:32PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun by An Nichols

A new production of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun at Bristol Riverside Theatre honors this monumental American text while highlighting relevant struggles today. An Nichols revie…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:41PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Home, Directed by Kenny Leon, Sets Dates for Broadway Return by Darryn King

Samm-Art Williams’ Tony-nominated play, Home, originally staged by the legendary Negro Ensemble Company in 1979, will return to Broadway in 2024. Helmed by Tony Award-winning director Ken…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:36PM
Friday, October 27, 2023

Kenny Leon Directing Broadway Revival of Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’

Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon will bring Grover’s Corners back to Broadway. The acclaimed director of “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:30AM
Thursday, July 6, 2023

Beneatha’s Place review – the future of Black America and the shadows of colonialism by David Jays

Young Vic, LondonKwame Kwei-Armah’s play takes a character from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun on a journey to Africa A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark 1959 …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:33AM
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

‘I want to take the audience further than they’d like’: Kwame Kwei-Armah on Beneatha’s Place by Kwame Kwei-Armah

Continuing the story of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, the writer and director aims to create change with a reflection on today’s culture wars about race As we get ready to op…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:43AM
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Beneatha's Place Begins Performances at London's Young Vic June 27 by Margaret Hall

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, Beneatha's Place follows Beneatha Younger far beyond 1959.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:37AM
Saturday, June 10, 2023

WHAT’S IN A NAME? by Ron Fassler

June 10, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Between 41st and 66th streets there are forty-two legit Broadway theatres (this includes the Palace, currently under renovation an…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 12:59PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Audience Reactions - King James by Manhattan Theatre Club

"King" LeBron James was just the hero that Cleveland needed. One of the greatest NBA players to ever hit the court, his influence on the whole city loomed large for the dozen years of his re…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:07PM

Audiences Play "Is it Basketball or Theatre?" | King James by Manhattan Theatre Club

We put our 30 Under 35 members to the test in a game of "Is it Basketball or Theatre?" after an exciting performance of King James. How well did you do? Are you 35 or younger? Sign up today…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:49PM
Sunday, June 4, 2023

The Sign In Sidney Brustein’s Window **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward June 4, 2023: When it opened in 1964, Lorraine Hansberry’s The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window must have been quite jolting. Her 1959 Broadway debut A Raisin in th…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 04:01PM
Friday, May 19, 2023

King James at MTC by Manhattan Theatre Club

"King" LeBron James was just the hero that Cleveland needed. One of the greatest NBA players to ever hit the court, his influence on the whole city loomed large for the dozen years of his re…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:24PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Review Roundup: Manhattan Theatre Club Presents KING JAMES, Starring Glenn Davis And Chris Perfetti

Manhattan Theatre Club and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences), opens tonight starring Glenn Davis (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Downstate) and�…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:54PM
Sunday, May 14, 2023

VOCA to stage ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ through lens of Black Deaf culture by News Desk

Visionaries of the Creative Arts (VOCA) announces the cast and production team for their production of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, A Raisin in the Sun. Reviving the production from their…

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 08:59PM
Sunday, May 7, 2023

Lucille Lortel Award Winners 2023: Wolf Play, Titanique, A Raisin in the Sun. by New York Theater

 “Wolf Play” won Outstanding Play and four other awards, and “Titanique” Outstanding Musical at the 38th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. A…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:10PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

King James | Meet Kenny Leon by Manhattan Theatre Club

“My two loves are theater and basketball.” Kenny Leon explains why he knew he had to direct #KingJamesPlay. ----- by Rajiv Joseph directed by Kenny Leon with Glenn Davis, Chris Perf…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:42PM
Tuesday, April 18, 2023

King James at Manhattan Theatre Club by Manhattan Theatre Club

KING JAMES by Rajiv Joseph directed by Kenny Leon with Glenn Davis, Chris Perfetti "King" LeBron James was just the hero that Cleveland needed. One of the greatest NBA players to ever hi…

SOURCE: YouTube at 06:02PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2023

King James | Coming Next Month by Manhattan Theatre Club

The slam-dunk hit from L.A. and Chicago arrives in New York City next month! #KingJamesPlay -------- by Rajiv Joseph directed by Kenny Leon with Glenn Davis, Chris Perfetti "King" LeBron …

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:54AM
Thursday, March 9, 2023

“A Raisin in the Sun” Explodes with Drama and Power—at 6th Street by Kristina Lovato

Lorraine Hansberry Revival Reminds Us of Our Opportunities  by Kristina Lovato & Gabriela Santis In his eloquent poem “Harlem,” Langston Hughes asks, “What happens to a dream defe…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:38PM
Saturday, March 4, 2023

"The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" Is a Sign of Better Things That Never Came by Jan Simpson

Lorraine Hansberry only lived long enough to see two of her plays produced. The first was A Raisin in the Sun, celebrated when it opened in 1959 as the first play by an African-American woma…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 12:44PM
Monday, February 27, 2023

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window: Lorraine Hansberry’s Largely Forgotten Play Shows Signs of Life by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan star in Anne Kauffman's revival of this long-neglected work by the author of "A Raisin in the Sun." The post The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:56PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

As Torchbearer Of Lorraine Hansberry’s Rich Repertoire, She Is Helping To Shine A Light On One Of Her Lesser Known Plays by Jeryl Brunner

This month, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, starring Rachel Brosnahan and Oscar Isaac, debuts at BAM. Joi Gresham, director of the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust, offers insight i…

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:45PM
Monday, February 13, 2023

A Raisin in the Sun comes home to the south side by Tracy Baim

Racial covenants that kept Black people out of certain neighborhoods of Chicago, and across the U.S., are not just a thing of the past. Today, there are organizations including Chicago Coven…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:13PM
Saturday, February 11, 2023

A rarely-revived Lorraine Hansberry play is here — and it's messy but powerful by Jeff Lunden

Hansberry is best known for A Raisin in the Sun — but as she lay dying, she wrote this play about the haplessness of white liberals. Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan star.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 04:16PM
Friday, February 10, 2023

Public Square Podcast Episode 2: "Lorraine: All Things at Once" | The Public Theater by The Public Theater

Check out the video from episode 2 of our Public Square podcast! During the fall of 2022, The Public Theater mounted an American classic, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun directed…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:33AM
Friday, February 3, 2023

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Leslie Odom, Jr. Stars in Purlie Victorious By: David Sheward February 3, 2023: Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton) will star in a revival of Ossie Davis' comedy Pur…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 10:12AM

16 Shows to See Off Broadway in February - Catch Oscar Isaac, Parker Posey, Kara Young, a new Suzan-Lori Parks' musical and more by Raven Snook

Catch Oscar Isaac, Parker Posey, Kara Young, a new Suzan-Lori Parks' musical and more February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's bursting with exciting new Off-Broadway shows. …

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

February 2023 New York Theater Openings by New York Theater

Below is a calendar of theater opening* in February 2023 in New York,  including one play on Broadway, starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoe Wanamaker, and much exciting Off-Broadway…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:29PM
Friday, January 27, 2023

Fredi Walker-Browne to Star in 50th Anniversary Production of Raisin in New Jersey by Margaret Hall

The musical, based on Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun, won Best Musical at the 1974 Tony Awards

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:58AM
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose Weds Broadway A Raisin in the Sun Co-Star Jason Dirden by Margaret Hall

The pair starred as Beneatha Younger and George Murchison in the 2014 revival of the Lorraine Hansberry play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:21PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards