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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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Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today that Tony Award winner and three-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad will join the cast of its new semi-staged, concert version of Beethoven's Fidelio, the composer's only opera, March 31 and April 2. (more...)

Larraine Hansberry's Groundbreaking Stage Classic A RAISIN IN THE SUN Comes to KCRep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with the American theatre classic, A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Assistant Artistic Director Chip Miller and Marissa Wolf, Director of New Works. (more...)

Christopher Jackson, Condola Rashad, and More Set for SDCF's MR. ABBOTT Award Ceremony Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces talent for the star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala at espace in New York City on March 27. (more...)

Irish Rep Extends Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, which will now run through May 21. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES began performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and officially opened on March 12, 2017. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CHURCH OF HA and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Las Vegas you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CHURCH OF HA and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CAROUSEL at Musical Theatre West and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CAROUSEL at Musical Theatre West and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Norm Lewis at the Annaberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Norm Lewis at the Annaberg and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 3/31 - SOUSATZKA Review Roundup and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 3/31 - SOUSATZKA Review Roundup and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Opera Austalia's CARMEN and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Australia you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Opera Austalia's CARMEN and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eddie George and More in Nashville Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Nashville Rep presents A Raisin in the Sun now running through April 15, 2017, starring NFL player Eddie George as Walter Lee Younger.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: BEYOND CARING Comes to Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company, in association with Dark Harbor Stories, present the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin. Beyond Caring runs March 22 - May 7, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.  (more...)

Cast Set for CTG's Block Party, Featuring 'FAILURE', 'CITIZEN' and DRY LAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Casting is finalized for three local productions being presented as part of Center Theatre Group's inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Presents Kenny Leon with Mr. Abbott Award
by Walter McBride - Mar 30, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City earlier this week. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from inside the ceremony below! (more...)

Ebony Rep Finds Full Cast for FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Starring Reginald VelJohnson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today the full casting and the creative team of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE. Acclaimed veteran actor Reginald VelJohnson (ABC/CBS's Family Matters, Die Hard, Die Hard 2) will co-star as 'Big Moe' with the previously announced Emmy Award-winner Obba Babbatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.' (more...)

HIR, CLYBOURNE PARK, SEX WITH STRANGERS and More Set for The Liminal Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew are excited to announce the 2017-2018 season of The Liminal Playhouse. (more...)

Uzo Aduba, Christopher Jackson and Auli'i Cravalho to Headline Opening Act's A NIGHT OF YES! Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Opening Act, which for more than a decade has provided free after-school theater programming to New York City's most under-served public high schools, announced today that Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), and Auli'i Cravalho (Moana) will headline a night of performance and song for Opening Act's 11th Annual Benefit Play Reading at New World Stages on April 25th, 2017. (more...)

Congressman G. K. Butterfield Will Be Honored at Arena Stage's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Voice Award to Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) on Thursday, April 6, 2017 as part of the opening night celebration for Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking drama A Raisin in the Sun. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/21/2017 - 3/28/2017
by - Mar 28, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/21/2017 - 3/28/2017. (more...)

Two River Theater Announces Its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2017/18 Season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny Leon
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City yesterday, March 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Passionate RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 27, 2017

Jackie Welch, Tamiko Robinson Steele and Lauren Frances Jones together onstage are like the royalty of Nashville theater: three formidable actresses who bring a wealth of experience to any role they play as individuals. Yet, collectively, the three women are more than mere forces of nature, they are nature itself, their remarkable talents combining to create a theatrical experience that will long be remembered, venerated and discussed among those people fortunate enough to see them in Nashville Repertory Theatre's stunning production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. (more...)

Isabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah Share World Theatre Day Messages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the Laboratory for Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 55th annual World Theatre Day today, March 27, 2017. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Phylicia Rashad, Betsy Wolfe and More Sign on for Theatre Forward's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As previously announced, Theatre Forward and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 3rd, at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Get to Know the Cast of SWEAT on Broadway- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 26, 2017

Sweat, the new Broadway play opens today at Studio 54. The critically acclaimed new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, comes to Broadway following its sold-out run at The Public Theater. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/25/2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/25/2017. (more...)

Timeline Theatre Announces Cast, Composer & More of PARADISE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the final production of its 20th Anniversary 2016-17 season-the Midwest premiere of PARADISE BLUE by Dominique Morisseau, directed by TimeLine Company Member Ron OJ Parson and featuring original music composed by Orbert Davis, the co-founder, conductor and Artistic Director of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, May 4 - July 23, 2017 (previews April 26 - May 3) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Press Night is Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK Coming to Centaur Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Centaur Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Clybourne Park, written by American playwright, Bruce Norris, from April 4 to 30, 2017. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A Raisin in the Sun in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Irresistible Comedy BAD DATES to Complete Huntington's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The 15th anniversary production of Theresa Rebeck's irresistible comedy Bad Dates will complete the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season. Bad Dates will be directed by Huntington favorite Jessica Stone (This season's Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington), and the play joins the previously announced seven titles in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

BWW Review: A New RAISIN IN THE SUN Is Set to Explode
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 23, 2017

Theatre Charlotte's vivid new staging of A Raisin in the Sun reminds us that Lorraine Hansberry's drama was written to show us all the things, good and bad, that can happen to 'a dream deferred.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 22, 2017
by - Mar 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: American Classic A RAISIN IN THE SUN Comes Alive at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's mainstage season continues with the American classic A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry. The production, running March 24 - April 15, 2017, is directed by Christopher V. Edwards and features Geoffrey Warren Barnes II, Burgess Byrd, and Torie Wiggins in the leading roles. The production is generously sponsored by Johnson Investment Council and Thompson Hine LLP. (more...)

Pass Go, Collect $200! JERSEY BOYS Scribe Tapped for MONOPOLY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Monopoly better get ready for more than a game-piece change (though we love the new T. rex, rubber ducky and penguin)! As first reported last summer, the iconic board game is being adapted into a Broadway musical. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks Motherhood, 'Beauty & the Beast' & More on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, 'Beauty and the Beast' star and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald explained how she got some flack from President Obama when she received an award from him. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild to Close 30th Season with 'BACK TO METHUSELAH'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Washington Stage Guild will celebrate the end of its 30th Anniversary Season with Back To Methuselah: As Far As Thought Can Reach, the final episode in its multi-year presentation of George Bernard Shaw's visionary cycle of plays about humanity's destiny. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' Provocative and Compelling CLYBOURNE PARK
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 18, 2017

Daniel DeVault's taut, focused direction and consistent performances from his ensemble of actors are the hallmarks of Circle Players' latest show in their 2016-17 season - Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park - now onstage, appropriately and significantly at the Z. Alexander Looby Theatre, named for one of Nashville's most venerated civil rights leaders through April 2. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/18/2017
by - Mar 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/18/2017. (more...)

KC Rep to Continue 2017 with Classic Play A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with the American theatre classic, A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Assistant Artistic Director Chip Miller and Marissa Wolf, Director of New Works. (more...)

Nashville Rep Adds Dates to Eddie George-Led A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Nashville Repertory Theatre's production of A Raisin in the Sun, starring retired Tennessee Titan Eddie George, will now run through Saturday, April 22. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): CLYBOURNE PARK's Walton, Prince and Treutle
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2017

Today, three members of director Daniel DeVault's cast - Chandra J. Walton, M. Caroline Prince and Ethan Treutle - offer some insight into their creative process in Friday 5 (+1): Clybourne Park. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Helm Jen Silverman's THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today acclaimed director, actor, singer and 2017 Steppenwolf Women in the Arts honoree Phylicia Rashad will direct Steppenwolf's Chicago premiere production of The Roommate, a comedy by Jen Silverman. (more...)

Will Berkshire Theatre Group's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Arrive on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Cast Set for SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced casting for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

RAISIN/ROSEDALE Documentary to Explore Gentrification at 2017 Queens World Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

'Raisin/Rosedale,' a unique documentary film produced by LaGuardia Community College exploring the history of racial issues throughout the U.S., has been selected for the 2017 Queens World Film Festival, where it will be shown this Friday, March 17th at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY and More Slated for Laguna Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2017-2018 season of shows. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE EMPEROR JONES Opens at The Irish Rep
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 13, 2017

Eugene O'Neill's groundbreaking play The Emperor Jones is the story of Brutus Jones, a despot who ascends the throne using lies, intimidation and the politics of fear. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Jesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Macbeth, directed by Tony Award-nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring Jesse J. Perez as Macbeth and Nikkole Salter as Lady Macbeth. The show will run April 25-May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

Photo Flash: Female Driven Dark Comedy THE MOORS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

?Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, and following the success of Sarah DeLappe's critically acclaimed The Wolves, The Playwrights Realm continues their female-centric 10th Anniversary season with the New York Premiere of Jen Silverman'sThe Moors (February 27 - March 25) at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Directed by Mike Donahue and riffing on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters, The Moors is a dark comic examination of the ways in which women fight for visibility. (more...)

American Classic A RAISIN IN THE SUN Comes Alive at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's mainstage season continues with the American classic A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry. The production, running March 24 - April 15, 2017, is directed by Christopher V. Edwards and features Geoffrey Warren Barnes II, Burgess Byrd, and Torie Wiggins in the leading roles. The production is generously sponsored by Johnson Investment Council and Thompson Hine LLP. (more...)

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