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A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of three generations of a family living and struggling together under one roof. As timely as ever, the play has not been seen on Broadway since its legendary original production. With its powerhouse cast, this new production (directed by Kenny Leon) promises to be a rare Broadway event.


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Denzel Washington Confirms Broadway Return in A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

On the red carpet premiere of his new film '2 Guns' last night, actor Denzel Washington confirmed recent reports that he will return to the Broadway stage next spring in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN to Open 8/1 at The VORTEX
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

UpRise! Productions proudly presents Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun for 3 weeks only at The VORTEX, directed by Laurie Carlos, one of America's seminal theatre artists. Produced in association with VORTEX Repertory Company. (more...)

Megan Byrne, Peter Friedman, David Margulies and More to Star in Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Critically acclaimed theatre company The Playwrights Realm has announced the cast and creative team for the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). The Hatmaker's Wife marks the first Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) in midtown Manhattan, following previous engagements in several downtown Off-Broadway venues. Previews begin Tuesday, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 7/28/2013
by BWW - Jul 28, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/28/2013 for Minneapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/28/2013
by BWW - Jul 28, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/28/2013 for Austin (more...)

The Guthrie Presents Additional Performances of CLYBOURNE PARK, 7/28 & 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

The Guthrie Theater previously announced additional performances for its production of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award winner Clybourne Park-a powerhouse contemporary satire about race and gentrification during the past half century in America written by Bruce Norris. The additional performances are today, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Extends Neil LaBute's IN THE COMPANY OF GOOD MEN thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2013

Profiles Theatre announces an extended run for the World Premiere of Resident Artist Neil LaBute's revised stage version of In the Company of Men, now playing at The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. Directed by Profiles Resident Artist and Steppenwolf ensemble member Rick Snyder, In the Company of Men opened May 16 to critical acclaim and has been extended for another four weeks through July 28, 2013. (more...)

Audra McDonald's Live from Lincoln Center Concert to Be Re-Broadcast on PBS, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

In a recent PBS special, Audra McDonald took center stage at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall with 'Audra McDonald In Concert: Go Back Home.' At this special gala concert, the five-time Tony Award winner shined a light on her favorite music, including songs from a wide range of musical theater composers featured on her highly anticipated new recording, Go Back Home (Nonesuch), her first solo album in seven years. An extended version of 'Audra McDonald In Concert: Go Back Home' will air again on PBS stations on August 30 at 9pm and September 1 at 1:30pm. (ET) (check local listings). (more...)

IMMACULATE Makes U.S. Premiere at La MaMa, Now thru 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

Devi Girl Productions presents the U.S. Premiere of IMMACULATE, by Oliver Lansley at Summer Shares at La MaMa, The First Floor Theatere at 74 East 4th Street, today, July 25th -28th. (more...)

LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Carl Lumbly & More Set for Signature Theatre's STOP. RESET.; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

The cast includes Michi Barall (Signature's Queens Boulevard, An Oresteia) as Deb, Teagle Bougere (Wings, A Raisin in the Sun) as Chris, Ismael Cruz Cordova ('Sesame Street') as J., LaTanya Richardson Jackson (The Fighting Temptations) as Jan, Carl Lumbly(Jitney, 'Alias') as Alex Ames and Donald Sage MacKay ('Scrubs') as Tim. (more...)

John Bolton and More to Star in Hangar Theatre's CLYBOURNE PARK, 8/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Hangar Theatre continues its 39th season with the regional premiere of Bruce Norris' award-winning play, Clybourne Park, running from August 8th through 17th. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 8/20-11/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

TimeLine Theatre Company begins its 2013-14 season with the award-winning play that 'changed American theater forever' (The New York Times). A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Ron OJ Parson, runs August 28 - November 17, 2013 (previews August 20 - 25) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago. Press Opening performance is Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Diahann Carroll to Join Denzel Washington in RAISIN IN THE SUN Revival?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Showbiz411 reports exclusively that Denzel Washington will be joined by actress Diahann Carroll in an upcoming Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun set for next spring. Kenny Leon will helm the project which will be produced by Scott Rudin. (more...)

The Guthrie Announces Additional Performances of CLYBOURNE PARK, 7/28 AND 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced additional performances for its production of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award winner Clybourne Park-a powerhouse contemporary satire about race and gentrification during the past half century in America written by Bruce Norris. The additional performances are Sunday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. Penned in response to Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park has sparked conversation and dialogue across America wherever it has played. Lisa Peterson(Guthrie: Major Barbara, Oedipus) directs this biting American story at the Guthrie after last year's lauded production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 7/21/2013
by BWW - Jul 21, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/21/2013 for Minneapolis (more...)

Audra McDonald to Make Provincetown Debut this Month, 7/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

Audra McDonald, the five-time Tony Award winner and recent star of Porgy and Bess on Broadway and TV's Private Practice, makes her Provincetown debut with four shows only on July 21 and 22 at 5pm and 7pm. Sirius/XM radio star Seth Rudetsky, whom theNew York Times just dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," hosts again at the piano. (more...)

Sophie Okenedo, Anika Noni Rose to Join Denzel Washington in RAISIN IN THE SUN Revival?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Showbiz411 reports exclusively that Denzel Washington will be joined by actresses Sophie Okenedo and Anika Noni Rose in an upcoming Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun set for next spring. (more...)

David Cromer to Lead TimeLine's NORMAL HEART; Casts Announced for Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

TimeLine Theatre Company, dedicated to presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, has finalized casting for three of the four productions of its 2013-14 season, as the company embarks upon its most ambitious season ever with major revivals (A Raisin in the Sun, The Normal Heart and the musical Juno), a new play (The How and the Why), and a pioneering partnership with the Chicago Commercial Collective and Broadway In Chicago to remount a previous hit show (To Master the Art). (more...)

Don Warrington & Dona Croll to Star in ALL MY SONS at Talawa Theatre; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

This autumn Talawa Theatre Company and the Royal Exchange Theatre will present a major revival of ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller. The production will star two of the country's most distinguished actors - Don Warrington MBE (RISING DAMP, DEATH IN PARADISE) as Joe and Doña Croll (CASUALTY, DOCTORS) as Kate, and will run from Wednesday 25 September to Saturday 26 October 2013. (more...)

They Make 'Em Laugh!- The Funniest Stars on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 8, 2013

Even the most tragic stories need a bit of comic relief, and that rule that holds up on the Great White Way. Broadway certainly has a sense of humor this season, with hilarity popping up in musicals and plays alike. Below, BroadwayWorld features Broadway stars that are making 'em laugh eight times a week. (more...)

Barbra Streisand's BACK TO BROOKLYN Concert, Encores of OKLAHOMA!, COMPANY & More to Air as a Part of PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

The 2013 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in October with seven weekly programs that highlight Broadway classics, music from around the country, and legendary superstar Barbra Streisand. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Signature's STOP.RESET. with Carl Lumbly, LaTanya Richardson Jackson & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Signature Theatre will present the the world premiere of stop. reset., written and directed by ReGina Taylor, this fall. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs August 20 through September 29, 2013 with a September 8 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Check out a first look at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Present Regional Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK, 8/15-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2013

Dorset Theatre Festival is thrilled to present their fourth and final play of the 2013 summer season, Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, as a co-production with Barrington Stage in the Berkshires. The play will start its run at Dorset on August 15th, and run through the 31st before moving on to Barrington in September. Clybourne Park, a Tony award and Pulitzer Prize winning play which opened to great acclaim on Broadway last year, was written in response to Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun, and portrays events which take place both before and after the events of the Hansberry play, as the residents of a Chicago neighborhood in transition are forced to confront their racial prejudices. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/04/2013
by BWW - Aug 4, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/04/2013 for Austin (more...)

BWW Reviews: UpRise! Productions' RAISIN IN THE SUN Shrivels Due to Avant Garde Treatment
by Jeff Davis - Aug 4, 2013

There are some things in the arts that I never expect to see. One is Harvey Firestein covering a Josh Groban song. Another is Lindsay Lohan winning an Oscar. And another is an avant garde production of A Raisin in the Sun. Well, I guess 2 out of 3 ain't bad. (more...)

The Guthrie Announces Additional Performances of CLYBOURNE PARK, 7/28 AND Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced additional performances for its production of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award winner Clybourne Park-a powerhouse contemporary satire about race and gentrification during the past half century in America written by Bruce Norris. The additional performances are Today, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. and Today, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. Penned in response to Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park has sparked conversation and dialogue across America wherever it has played. Lisa Peterson(Guthrie: Major Barbara, Oedipus) directs this biting American story at the Guthrie after last year's lauded production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

Sam Harris Plays Provincetown's Broadway Series This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

Sam Harris, starred on Broadway in The Producers, Grease and The Life. He was also the first ever Grand Champion of TV's Star Search, and starred in a smash hit Town Hall concert in Provincetown last year. Now, Harris is set to return this summer to join the star-studded lineup of Broadway @ The Art House this weekend, Aug. 3 & 4 for two shows only, with Todd Schroeder at the piano. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Stage CLYBOURNE PARK in Rep with A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 10/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

Dallas Theater Center has announced the regional premiere of Clybourne Park, running in rotating rep with A Raisin in the Sun, to launch the theater's 55th season. Clybourne Park will be directed by DTC Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell. Clybourne Park begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Friday, October 4 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Closes Season with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 8/29-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

As the cast of 42nd Street "shuffles off to Buffalo," the Weston Playhouse stage is being set for its final show of the season, To Kill a Mockingbird. Written more than half a century ago, Harper Lee's novel remains a beloved bestseller and is quite possibly one of the most influential novels of the 20th Century. Compassionate and deeply moving, the American masterpiece portraying racial injustice in the deep south will grace the Weston Playhouse stage for the first time. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP, 9/5-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 46th Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Begin. 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre on September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Durang, the renowned author of rollicking comedies such as Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and The Marriage of Bette & Boo, turns Chekhov on his head with this witty and incisive farce. In bucolic Bucks County, Vanya and Sonia fritter their lives away in their family's farmhouse amid regret, angst, and the alarming prophecies of an addled housecleaner. Enter their sister Masha, a self-absorbed movie star with her prized boy toy Spike, and the stage is set for an absurd weekend of hilarity and global warming. Acclaimed director Richard E.T. White returns to Berkeley Rep to stage the laugh-inducing Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a loving homage to Chekhov's themes of heartbreak and hope. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

TimeLine Theatre Company begins its 2013-14 season with the award-winning play that 'changed American theater forever' (The New York Times). A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Ron OJ Parson, runs August 28 - November 17, 2013 (previews today, August 20 - 25) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago. (more...)

Cruise, Carrey Want Star Vehicles on Broadway
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 2, 2013

Following a recent trend of A-list movie actors enjoying successful runs on the Broadway stage, it appears that matinee idol Tom Cruise and funnyman Jim Carrey are now on the hunt for their own shot at the Tony. (more...)

Diahann Carroll Talks RAISIN IN THE SUN & Broadway Return
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 2, 2013

Iconic beauty and legendary stage and screen performer Diahann Carroll remarks on her long-awaited Broadway return in A Raisin in the Sun, co-starring Denzel Washington, as well as the continued popularity of the classic play in a new interview. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/18/2013
by BWW - Aug 18, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/18/2013 for Chicago (more...)

Derrick Weeden Stars in PCPA's CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

PCPA has assembled a stellar cast for this summer's production of the French masterpiece, Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. It plays exclusively in the Solvang Festival Theater under the stars, tonight, August 17 through September 1, 2013. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN to Launch Dallas Theater Center's 2013-14 Season, 9/13-10/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

Dallas Theater Center launches its 2013-14 season with A Raisin in the Sun. Tre Garrett of Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre will make his directorial debut at DTC with this Tony Award-winning play. A Raisin in the Sun begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Friday, September 13 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Present THE GRAPES OF WRATH, Begin. 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Trinity Rep kicks off their 50th Anniversary season with John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the definitive American tale of the strength of family and the human spirit set in the aftermath of the Great Depression. The Grapes of Wrath begins previews September 5, 2013 and runs until October 6, 2013 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Adapted for the stage by Frank Galati, this evocative and deeply affecting stage version promises to lift Steinbeck's novel to new heights of theatrical urgency, especially when married with director Brian McEleney's visceral storytelling style. Part naturalistic epic, part road novel, part inspirational gospel, The Grapes of Wrath boasts a 17 member cast and original folk-rock music from the show's band, 3pile. This production is sponsored by Taco/The White Family Foundation. (more...)

Howard J. Aibel to Receive Leadership Award at Westport Country Playhouse Annual Gala, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Arts advocate and philanthropist Howard J. Aibel of Weston will be honored with the Westport Country Playhouse Leadership Award at the theater's annual fundraising gala on the evening of Monday, September 16. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Alan Anderson and Lisa Beasley in Court Theatre's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:00PM. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

Adrianna Rose Lyons, Robert Neary and More Set for Pasadena Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for the hit Broadway musical revue SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE - THE SONGS OF LEIBER & STOLLER. Directed by Jeffrey Polk, performances will begin September 17 through October 13, with an official press opening on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. at The Pasadena Playhouse. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival Presents Regional Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Dorset Theatre Festival is thrilled to present their fourth and final play of the 2013 summer season, Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, as a co-production with Barrington Stage in the Berkshires. The play will start its run at Dorset tonight, August 15th, and run through the 31st before moving on to Barrington in September. (more...)

Court Theatre to Present Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP, 9/5-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/11/2013
by BWW - Aug 11, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/11/2013 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/11/2013
by BWW - Aug 11, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/11/2013 for Austin (more...)

Producer Scott Rudin Addresses A RAISIN IN THE SUN Age Issues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2013

Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington will star as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, opposite film, television and Tony Award-winning stage star Diahann Carroll as Lena Younger, on Broadway next spring. Washington's character, Walter Lee Younger, is described in Hansberry's script as 'a lean, intense young man in his middle thirties'. But Washington is 60. Producer Scott Rudin addressed this age difference in an interview published today on Newsday. (more...)

It's Official! Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll, Sophie Okonedo and Anika Noni Rose to Star in A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

Produced by Scott Rudin, Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington will star as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, opposite film, television and Tony Award-winning stage star Diahann Carroll as Lena Younger, in her first Broadway appearance in over 30 years. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Sings Some 'Yahoo! Answers' on FALLON
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

On last night's LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON on NBC, 5-time Tony Award winning-actress Audra McDonald stopped by to sing some actual 'Yahoo! Answers.' Check out the appearance below! (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens Tonight at The VORTEX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

UpRise! Productions proudly presents Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun for 3 weeks only at The VORTEX, directed by Laurie Carlos, one of America's seminal theatre artists. Produced in association with VORTEX Repertory Company. (more...)

Liesl Tommy Named New Associate Director of Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Tony Taccone today announces the appointment of Liesl Tommy as the nonprofit's associate director. Tommy, who most recently directed Berkeley Rep's critically acclaimed production of Ruined, joins the Theatre's artistic team effective September 1. Tommy will fulfill various artistic duties including directing for Berkeley Rep's main stage; developing new work through The Ground Floor, the Center for the Creation and Development of New Work; and supporting ongoing artistic pursuits in the spirit of cultivating and producing innovative and adventurous work for the Theatre. (more...)

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