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"A Raisin in the Sun

American Families in Crisis

George Heymont | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

While each of these dramas deals with weighty issues, it's no surprise to hear the audience frequently laughing during the performance. Is it because one man's tragedy is another man's comedy? Or because human beings, in their most fallible moments, are a constant source of wonder and entertainment?

Behind-the-Scenes Quotes From This Year's Tony Winners

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

While many great moments occurred during the telecast, go to Parade to read about eight behind-the-scenes responses you may have missed.

The 2014 Lilly Awards Burst Into Bloom

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

On June 2, the fifth annual Lilly Awards Ceremony lit up Playwrights Horizons. The Lilly Awards, affectionately called "The Lillies," were founded in 2010 by Julia Jordan, Marsha Norman, and Teresa Rebeck to honor the work of women in the theater.

'Raisin In The Sun' Star Honored During Lavish Party

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — These days, an invitation to a tea party likely means lots of heated political talk. But at one held this week in Manhattan, the onl...

On the Culture Front: Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, The Few and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 07.19.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Broadway is having a banner year, and for the first time in a while, new American plays are a significant part of the lineup. If you let it wash through you, this surreal and satisfying one act has more to say about modern existence than could ever be conveyed simply with plot.

More Black Actors On Broadway Bring Black Audience With Them

AP | Mark Kennedy | Posted 04.28.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Early one Sunday this month, 56 people boarded a bus in a suburb of Washington, D.C., to make the trip to Broadway to see a play. ...

Broadway Sees Gains For Black Audiences, Actors

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Early one Sunday this month, 56 people boarded a bus in a suburb of Washington, D.C., to make the trip to Broadway to see a play. T...

First Nighter: Franco, O'Dowd, Meester Distinguish Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'

David Finkle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Plucking the dialogue pretty much verbatim from his best-selling book, Steinbeck handily transferred his tale to the stage. Again George and Lennie -- traveling together like the scores of other bindlestiffs scouring California's Salinas Valley (Steinbeck's version of William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County) for work -- arrive at a farm for barley bucking activity.

Guess Which Power Couple Attended 'A Raisin In The Sun'?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.13.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun" are hard to come by, but one man managed it — President Ba...

Did We Overlook How Good Of An Actor Puff Daddy Is?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.11.2014 | Entertainment

Hip-hop stars making the leap to the big screen is no fresh trend. Will Smith, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Queen Latifah, Ludacris, Ice-T and Eminem represen...

Denzel Washington Proves 'Raisin In The Sun' Naysayers Wrong

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.04.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk leading up to opening night of the latest Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" hinted at flaws — it was coming back too ...

First Nighter: Denzel Washington Good, Not So Good in "A Raisin in the Sun"

David Finkle | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

With Washington's return to The Great White Way in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 A Raisin in the Sun at the Barrymore, he does a tremendous favor. Once again, as he did with his limited-runs Julius Caesar and Fences, he brings large audiences--especially African-American audiences--to a theater and to theater in the larger sense.

Denzel Reveals Why Diahann Carroll Pulled Out Of 'Raisin' Role

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.04.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The Denzel Washington you meet backstage at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre is not exactly living a glamorous Hollywood life. He's more ...

Lorraine Hansberry's Random List of Likes and Hates Is Everything You Need Today

Colorlines | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices

I’m not sure what kind of day Lorraine Hansberry was having on April 1, 1960, but whatever was going on led her to come up with this lengthy list of...

Broadway's 'Brother Act' Talks About Their Journey Together In Theatre

Karu F. Daniels, Playbill.com | Posted 03.18.2014 | Black Voices

Two of this season's most eagerly anticipated plays, All The Way and A Raisin in the Sun, feature the respective talents of Broadway's newest sibling ...

Major Cast Shake Up On 'Raisin In The Sun' Revival

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 02.14.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — LaTanya Richardson Jackson came to visit New York to see some Broadway shows. Now she's in one. Richardson Jackson, who was last on...

First Nighter: 'After Midnight' Is a Revue You Absolutely Mustn't Miss

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Why go on about the spectacular After Midnight, other than to say that for pure entertainment it comes as near being worth every penny charged as anything does in this gold-plated ticket era of ours?

Guess Who Is Returning To Broadway?

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Denzel Washington is returning to Broadway – but he won't be singing. Standing with his wife, Pauletta Pearson, on the red car...

Denzel Broadway Revival Lands New Cast Members?

Broadway World | Posted 07.19.2013 | Black Voices

Showbiz411 reports exclusively that Denzel Washington will be joined by actresses Sophie Okenedo and Anika Noni Rose in an upcoming Broadway revival o...

Angela Lansbury on Erroneous Reports: "I Am Not a Republican"

Evan Mulvihill | Posted 12.24.2012 | Celebrity
Evan Mulvihill

On Sunday, Angela Lansbury was the guest of honor at The Players' Pipe Night honoring Audra McDonald. Of course, the topic of the election came up.

Revisiting Clybourne Park

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 10.30.2012 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

The more I thought about the play, the more beautiful it was. When someone recounted the ending to me a year later, I started crying.

In Clybourne Park, President Obama Would Be an Impossibility

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Imagine it again: Not just a few but a majority of those voting in 2008 were enlightened hearts and they made electoral history. But not one of them is onstage in Clybourne Park. How then is this play, as The New York Times' theatre critic claims, "ferociously smart"?

'Clybourne Park': The Old Neighborhood Returns

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Wilborn Hampton

Clybourne Park first appeared on America's literary map in 1959's A Raisin in the Sun. In his boisterous play Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris conducts a then-and-now tour of the old neighborhood that finds rabid racism still rages beneath a veneer of bonhomie.

Joyful Noise: A Conversation With Mervyn Warren, Plus Chatting With Mark Wayne Glasmire and Julian Velard

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Clybourne Park Explores Other Side of Raisin in the Sun

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Unfortunately, the work's power is diluted by the characters' generally unappealing nature -- I found myself drawn to perhaps two of the actors in each act -- and the stiff way in which they carried themselves.