A Raisin in the Sun

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Royale Theatre (New York, NY)
242 W. 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
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Two hours and 50 minutes
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Crossroads Theatre Co Presents CommonGround: Festival of the People
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2011

The Tony AwardŽ winning Crossroads Theatre Company presents the annual CommonGround: Festival of the People June 19-25. (more...)

A Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres – July 2011 Offerings
by Joel Markowitz - Jun 30, 2011

There's a lot of 'steam heat' on DC area stages and outside, so if you're visiting DC for the annual July 4th fireworks extravaganza, stop by and see a show before you roast on the Mall waiting for the concert and loud "booms" to fill up the sky. And if you couldn't get into the sold-out Oklahoma!, Aquarium, Clybourne Park, or The Importance of Being Earnest - earlier this year - you have a chance now! And then there's The Capital Fringe Festival with dozens of new shows to choose from. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2011

A.R.T. American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) opens its 2011-12 season with The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin. The adaptation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with choreography by Ronald K. Brown, begins previews on August 17 and opens for the reviewing press on August 31 at 7pm. Performances are at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. Tickets for preview performances are currently on sale, remaining tickets for the run go on sale on July 12. (more...)

Official: Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier to Star in PORGY AND BESS on Broadway at Richard Rodgers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2011

Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald, and David Alan Grier will star as Porgy, Bess, and Sportin' Life in A.R.T.'s new production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Performances will begin August 17 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, where it will run until October 2. The show's next stop will be on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theater, where it will begin previews on December 17th and will open on January 12th, 2012. (more...)

MITF Presents THE ROYAL WEIGHT WATCHER July 15-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2011

The Midtown International Theatre Festival is pleased to present The Royal Weight Watcher - Sarah Ferguson: A Duchess Hungry for Love, a look inside the strange and wonderful life of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. (more...)

Hartford Stage Presents I WISH YOU LOVE July 6-24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2011

Hartford Stage continues its 2011 SummerStage season with Penumbra Theatre's production of I Wish You Love,written by Dominic Taylor and directed by Lou Bellamy. (more...)

STICK FLY Heads to Broadway Next Season Produced by Alicia Keys; Kenny Leon Helms
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2011

The New York Times has announced that Lydia R. Diamond's STICK FLY will head to Broadway next season, produced by Grammy-winning superstar Alicia Keys, Reuben Cannon and Nelle Nugent. The show will be directed by Kenny Leon (Fences) and begin previews at the Lyceum Theatre on November 18, 2011. Opening night is scheduled for December 8. Casting announcements are forthcoming. (more...)

Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 25, 2011

If you're looking for a quick roundup of all of this week's events in the theatre world, look no further: here are some of the best news articles that the week had to offer! (more...)

ICT Presents The Old Settler June 3-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2011

Two women test the bonds of sisterhood in John Henry Redwood's bittersweet comedy,The Old Settler. ICT artistic director caryn desai [sic] directs Ryan Vincent Anderson, Veralyn Jones, Tarina Pouncy and Karen Malina White in a four-week run, June 3 through June 26 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Crossroads Theatre Co Presents CommonGround: Festival of the People
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

The Tony AwardŽ winning Crossroads Theatre Company presents the annual CommonGround: Festival of the People June 19-25. (more...)

Guthrie Theater Celebrates 5th Anniversary In Riverfront Building June 25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

The Guthrie Theater will celebrate its 5th anniversary in its award-winning riverfront home on June 25, 2011. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth Announces Programming Surrounding CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2011

Last year, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's production of Clybourne Park launched the theatre's connectivity initiative, which aims to bring uniquely designed audiences to each production to expand and deepen the conversation engendered by the play. Events around Clybourne Park included widespread online conversation around the show- initiated by neighborhood bloggers-as well as Audience Exchanges and Mammoth Forums with DC community members. (more...)

MITF Presents THE ROYAL WEIGHT WATCHER July 15-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

The Midtown International Theatre Festival is pleased to present The Royal Weight Watcher - Sarah Ferguson: A Duchess Hungry for Love, a look inside the strange and wonderful life of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. (more...)

Circle Players Celebrates 61st Season with Awards Presentation
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 21, 2011

Celebrating their company's 61st season - which makes them the oldest community theater in Middle Tennessee - Nashville's Circle Players recognized outstanding achievement during the 2010-2011 season with the presentation of the Circle Awards on Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Confirmed! Angela Bassett to Star with Samuel L. Jackson in THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2011

Producers Jean Doumanian and Sonia Friedman announced today that Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Angela Bassett will return to the Broadway stage in the role of Camae starring opposite Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Broadway production of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall directed by Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun). The Mountaintop will begin performances on September 22, 2011, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Thursday, October 13, 2011. (more...)

Crossroads Theatre Co Presents CommonGround: Festival of the People
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

The Tony AwardŽ winning Crossroads Theatre Company presents the annual CommonGround: Festival of the People June 19-25. (more...)

Kennedy Center Presents Penumbra Theatre's I WISH YOU LOVE, 6/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Penumbra Theatre production of I Wish You Love written by Dominic Taylor and directed by Lou Bellamy. Following its world premiere at Penumbra Theatre in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the drama with music runs June 11 to 19, 2011 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. I Wish You Love is produced with the assistance of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays. The press opening for I Wish You Love will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. The production features Dennis W. Spears as Nat -King? Cole, singing more than 20 of Cole's beloved songs. Additional casting includes Kevin D. West as Oliver Moore, Eric Berryman as Jeffrey Prince, and Michael Tezla as Bill Henry. (more...)

Montego Glover, Phylicia Rashad et al. Join Broadway Inspirational Voices for Wondrous Grace Concerts, 6/18 & 20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2011

Broadway Inspirational Voices, a popular gospel choir made up of Broadway singers, will perform two concerts at Central Presbyterian Church in June. The show, a 'summer celebration of song' called Wondrous Grace, can be seen on Sunday, June 19 at 8 pm and Monday, June 20 at 7 pm. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Presents Clybourne Park 9/8-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

Steppenwolf Theatre Company kicks off its 2011/12 season with Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park directed by ensemble member Amy Morton, playing September 8 - November 6, 2011 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Clybourne Park features ensemble member James Vincent Meredith with Karen Aldridge, Cliff Chamberlain, Stephanie Childers, Kirsten Fitzgerald, John Judd and Brendan Marshall-Rashid. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Angela Bassett to Star Opposite Samuel L. Jackson in THE MOUNTAINTOP?
by Rialto Chatter - Jun 14, 2011

This morning on a Today Show appearance, Angela Bassett revealed that she's 'weighing coming to New York to do a Broadway show' to the show's hosts, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PYGMALION is Perfect at the Everyman Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jun 13, 2011

Shaw classic ends run Sunday, June 19, 2011 and the Everyman season. (more...)

RUINED Ends PTC's 35th Season, Previews 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 35th Anniversary Mainstage Season with the Philadelphia premiere of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, running May 20 through June 12, 2011 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). (more...)

Kennedy Center Presents Penumbra Theatre's I WISH YOU LOVE, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Penumbra Theatre production of I Wish You Love written by Dominic Taylor and directed by Lou Bellamy. Following its world premiere at Penumbra Theatre in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the drama with music runs June 11 to 19, 2011 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. I Wish You Love is produced with the assistance of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays. The press opening for I Wish You Love will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. The production features Dennis W. Spears as Nat -King? Cole, singing more than 20 of Cole's beloved songs. Additional casting includes Kevin D. West as Oliver Moore, Eric Berryman as Jeffrey Prince, and Michael Tezla as Bill Henry. (more...)

Jasmine Guy and Kenny Leon Star in Fool for Love May 13- June 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce the haunting story of obsession Fool for Love by Sam Shepard directed by True Colors Associate Artistic Director, Todd Kreidler and starring Kenny Leon and Jasmine Guy (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for THE MOUNTAINTOP, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

Tickets for the Broadway premiere of the 2010 Olivier AwardŽ winning Best Play, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall starring Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., go on sale Sunday, June 12, 2011. Tickets are available at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200, and beginning August 11th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Presents THE WIZ, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2011

Dallas Theater Center proudly presents The Wiz at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center July 8 - August 7. Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty will direct the first-ever collaboration between Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. (more...)

Gallery Players Announces Line Up of 45th Season, Begins With LITTLE DOG LAUGHED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2011

Brooklyn's award-winning Off-Off Broadway theatre celebrates its 45th season beginning September 2011. (more...)

Hartford Stage Presents I WISH YOU LOVE July 6-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2011

Hartford Stage continues its 2011 SummerStage season with Penumbra Theatre's production of I Wish You Love,written by Dominic Taylor and directed by Lou Bellamy. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Samuel L. Jackson Talks THE MOUNTAINTOP!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2011

Samuel L. Jackson will soon star as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposite Angela Bassett in the Broadway production of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall directed by Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun). The Mountaintop will begin performances on September 22, 2011, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Thursday, October 13, 2011. In the video below, watch Jackson chat about taking on the role! (more...)

Marno, Wooddell Set For Shakespeare On The Sound's MUCH ADO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2011

Shakespeare on the Sound, Connecticut's premier outdoor summer Shakespeare theater company, today announced complete casting for their upcoming production of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, under the direction of Joanna Settle. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN to Play Perseverance Theater, 3/9-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2011

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry will play at the Perseverance Theater from March 9 - April 1, 2012 and at the Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Anchorage Center for the Performing Arts from April 13-22, 2011. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Samuel L. Jackson & Angela Bassett Talk THE MOUNTAINTOP!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 29, 2011

Samuel L. Jackson will soon star as DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposite Angela Bassett in the Broadway production of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall directed by Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun). The Mountaintop will begin performances on September 22, 2011, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Thursday, October 13, 2011. In the video below, watch the duo chat about taking on their roles! (more...)

Wooly Mammoth's CLYBOURNE PARK Breaks Box Office Records, Adds Date
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2011

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces that its smash-hit production of Clybourne Park had a record-breaking sales day on Thursday, July 28, 2011. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University Appoints Two Full-time Faculty Members
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2011

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to announce the appointment of two new full-time award-winning faculty members: Narda E. Alcorn, Broadway and regional stage manager, and Coya Paz Brownrigg, poet and director. (more...)

Woolly Adds Two Additional Performances to the CLYBOURNE PARK Remount
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2011

With performances already selling out, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is delighted to announce two additional performances of its smash-hit Clybourne Park. (more...)

Audra McDonald Announces Fall Concert Tour Dates!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2011

Broadway favorite Audra McDonald has just announced her full itinerary for her upcoming Fall concert tour, which launches from Philadelphia's Kimmel Center on October 1. McDonald's full tour schedule is as follows: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Talks Gay Marriage & PORGY AND BESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2011

Audra McDonald can now add wedding singer to her resume (alongside winning four Tony Awards). On Sunday, July 24, McDonald was the guest singer at the same-sex wedding of a Bloomberg administration staffer at Gracie Mansion. Bloomberg himself officiated the ceremony. Yesterday, McDonald visited The View to talk about the event and marriage equality with the ladies. Click below for her on screen segment, in addition to a behind the scenes chat! (more...)

MITF's THE ROYAL WEIGHT WATCHER Closes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2011

The Midtown International Theatre Festival is pleased to present The Royal Weight Watcher - Sarah Ferguson: A Duchess Hungry for Love, a look inside the strange and wonderful life of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. (more...)

Hartford Stage Presents I WISH YOU LOVE July 6-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2011

Hartford Stage continues its 2011 SummerStage season with Penumbra Theatre's production of I Wish You Love,written by Dominic Taylor and directed by Lou Bellamy. (more...)

New McCree Theatre Launches 2011-2012 Season's Subscription Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2011

Charles H. Winfrey, executive director of the "New" McCree Theatre announced the theatre's line up of plays for the 2011-2012 Season. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Remounts CLYBOURNE PARK, 7/21-8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2011

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will remount the company's smash-hit production of Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park from July 21 - August 14, 2011. The entire original cast is scheduled to return for the production, again directed by Woolly Mammoth Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project- Lou Bellamy
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share a new weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group! This week Penumbra Theatre Company's Lou Bellamy shares pivotal moments in his theatre career and why the arts matter to him! (more...)

MITF Presents THE ROYAL WEIGHT WATCHER July 15-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

The Midtown International Theatre Festival is pleased to present The Royal Weight Watcher - Sarah Ferguson: A Duchess Hungry for Love, a look inside the strange and wonderful life of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. (more...)

Branford Marsalis to Compose Music for THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2011

It was announced today that world renowned Grammy AwardŽ-winning saxophonist and Tony AwardŽ nominee Branford Marsalis (Fences) will join the creative team as composer of original music for the upcoming Broadway premiere of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, starring Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Academy Award-nominee & Golden Globe-winner Angela Bassett as Camae. Directed by Tony AwardŽ nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun), The Mountaintop will begin performances on September 22, 2011, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Thursday, October 13, 2011. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, et al. Set for Kirk Douglas Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2011

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group, has set the 2011-2012 season at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre. The new season, the eighth season at CTG's gem of a theatre in Culver City, will feature four productions and the popular DouglasPlus programming, and will run from September 17, 2011, through June 2012. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Presents THE WIZ, Opens July 8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2011

Dallas Theater Center proudly presents The Wiz at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center July 8 - August 7. Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty will direct the first-ever collaboration between Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. (more...)

Steppenwolf Presents CLYBOURNE PARK, 9/8-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2011

Steppenwolf Theatre Company kicks off its 2011/12 season with Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park directed by ensemble member Amy Morton, playing September 8 - November 6, 2011 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Clybourne Park features ensemble member James Vincent Meredith with Karen Aldridge, Cliff Chamberlain, Stephanie Childers, Kirsten Fitzgerald, John Judd and Brendan Marshall-Rashid. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2011

Westport Country Playhouse announces their 2012 Season of theater- 'A season of theater worth taking about' (more...)

Samuel L. Jackson Set for TimesTalks, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2011

Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson has joined the fall line-up for The New York Times's TimesTalks event series. Jackson will sit down with New York Times media columnist David Carr at TheTimesCenter (242 West 41st Street) on Monday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his award-winning and illustrious film career, as well as his return to the stage this October opposite Angela Bassett in the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play, The Mountaintop, in which he will play Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (more...)

Wooly Mammoth's CLYBOURNE PARK Breaks Box Office Records, Adds Date
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2011

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces that its smash-hit production of Clybourne Park had a record-breaking sales day on Thursday, July 28, 2011. (more...)

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