A Raisin in the Sun

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Royale Theatre (New York, NY)
242 W. 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
Running Time
Two hours and 50 minutes
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Photo Flash: Highlights from the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS - Part I
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2014

Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returned last night to host THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Photo Flash: Highlights from the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS - Part II
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2014

Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returned last night to host THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on the CBS Television Network. The event marked Jackman's fourth time hosting the Tonys. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Ellen Degeneres- Can Audra McDonald Solve a Mystery with Just her Typewriter & a Hunch?
by BWW Staff - Jun 9, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Eleen Degeneres wrote ' @AudraEqualityMc has won the most Tonys in history, beating Angela Lansbury. But can she solve a mystery with just her typewriter& a hunch?' (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/9; HEDWIG Sets Another Record!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 6/8/2014. (more...)

SOUND OFF: The 2014 Tony Awards - Diva History Is Made, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Is Found & HEDWIG Really Rocks
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 9, 2014

'Wolverine in tap shoes,' and far beyond, Hugh Jackman brought the bravado and belted with some dynamite divas as amiable emcee of the 2014 Tony Awards, while A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER was the big Best Musical winner of the evening. Plus, newly crowned Tony king Neil Patrick Harris got lucky in front of an audience of millions in full crazypants HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH drag, while Audra McDonald made history by winning her sixth statuette. And, Oz course, a WICKED 10th anniversary, too! (more...)

BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2014

Today, BWW takes an in-depth look at the newly minted winners of theater's most prestigous award! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Makes History; Her Six Inspiring Tony Awards Moments!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, Audra McDonald has just received her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL. Below, BWW honors the Broadway legend by looking at her acceptance speeches, and her Tony performance from 110 IN THE SHADE - check out the videos! (more...)

Twitter Watch: Bobby Cannavale Live-Tweets the Tonys and It's Hilarious
by BWW Staff - Jun 9, 2014

During last night's Tony Awards ceremony, Bobby Cannavale (@bobbycannavale) took to Twitter to express his opinions throughout the broadcast. The result is one of the most honest and hilarious portraits of the show. Scroll down for highlights! (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Kenny Leon Wins Tony for Best Direction of a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

A Raisin in the Sun's Kenny Leon has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. Kenny Leon's Broadway credits include August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean (five Tony nominations) and the Tony Award-winning revival of A Raisin in the Sun, both featuring Phylicia Rashad; for the latter, he earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play. Other directing credits include the Off-Broadway hit Emergence-See featuring Daniel Beaty, Blues for an Alabama Sky, and From the Mississippi Delta (Huntington Theatre). (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Sophie Okonedo Wins Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Sophie Okonedo has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for A Raisin in the Sun. This is Sophie Okonedo's first Tony nomination and her Broadway debut. She starred as Cressida in the National Theatre's Troilus and Cressida (1999). Okonedo was nominated for an Academy Award for Hotel Rwanda in 2004 and a Golden Globe for Tsunami: The Aftermath in 2006. (more...)

LADY DAY's Audra McDonald Wins Historic Tony for Best Lead Actress in a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Audra McDonald has just received her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL. This year's Tony nomination marked McDonald's 8th. She now holds the record for most Tonys won by an actor, surpassing Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury with 5 Tony Awards each. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Wins 2014 Tony for Best Revival of a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

A Raisin in the Sun has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Set on Chicago's South Side, A Raisin in the Sun revolved around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee (Denzel Washington), his wife Ruth (Sophie Okonedo), his sister Beneatha (Anika Noni Rose), his son Travis (Bryce Clyde Jenkins) and matriarch Lena, called Mama (LaTanya Richardson Jackson). (more...)

BWW TV: A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Kenny Leon on Taking the Tony for Best Direction of a Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, A Raisin in the Sun's Kenny Leon has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Leon had to say below! As announced earlier this evening, A Raisin in the Sun's Kenny Leon has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Leon had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV: A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Sophie Okonedo on Winning the 2014 Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, Sophie Okonedo has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for A Raisin in the Sun. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to her - hear what Okonedo had to say below! (more...)

Gentleman's Guide y Hedwig son los vencedores de los Tony 2014
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 8, 2014

'A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder' (Mejor Direccion, Mejor Libreto, Mejor Vestuario y Mejor Musical) y 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' (Mejor Actor para Neil Patrick Harris, Mejor Actriz de reparto para Lena Hall, Mejor Iluminación y Mejor Revival de un musical) empatan, en una edicion facilmente olvidable. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose & Andy Karl Honored at Inside Broadway Beacon Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 24, 2014

Last night at the JW Marriot Essex House, Inside Broadway held it's annual Broadway Beacon Awards benefit. This year the honorees included Neil Mazzella, the Chairman of Hudson Scenic Studio, Stephen Batta, General Manager of the JW Marriott Essex House, Tony Award nominated actress of A Raisin in the Sun, Anika Noni Rose, Tony Award nominated actor Andy Karl from ROCKY and the Tony Award show All The Way. (more...)


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Anika Noni Rose, Andy Karl & ALL THE WAY Honored at Broadway Beacon Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Inside Broadway's Executive Director Michael Presser previously announced that this year, Inside Broadway will honor 2014 Tony Award nominees Anika Noni Rose (A Raisin in the Sun, Tony Award-winner for Caroline, or Change) and Andy Karl (Rocky), and the Broadway production of All The Way at their Broadway Beacon Awards tonight, June 23 at The Essex House (160 Central Park South). (more...)

This WEEK IN PICTURES: June 14-20
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 20, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the opening night of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, rehearsal for Jane Lynch's debut solo concert at 54 Below, the CD release of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, and more! (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Set to Open Summerfest '14, 6/28-8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Perseverance Theatre (PT) will launch Summerfest '14: a six-week festival of three new plays, two by Alaskan writers and the 2013 Tony Award-winner for Best Play. The Alaska stories include the remount of the world premiere production of The Blue Bear adapted from Southeast writer Lynn Schooler's book, and Warriors, a world premiere by Alaskan author Dave Hunsaker about Alaska Natives in war at different times in history. The third play will be the hilarious 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang. In addition to this programming, Perseverance will present public readings of new plays and offer professional training opportunities through its Alaska Summer Theatre Institute. Summerfest runsJune 28 through August 6 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JACC) in Downtown Juneau. Subscriptions options, a full festival schedule, and more information are available at http://www.perseverancetheatre.org or by calling 907-463-TIXS. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/19/14 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Opens, KINKY BOOTS Hits 500 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 19, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME opens on Broadway tonight, KINKY BOOTS celebrates 500 performances, SIDE SHOW opens at the Kennedy Center and more! (more...)

Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Opens Tonight on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 19, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, is now in previews and will open on Thursday, June 19. Holler If Ya Hear Me, the world inside Tupac Shakur's music and lyrics, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/16
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 17, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 6/15/2014. (more...)

Ethan McSweeny to Direct Chautauqua Theater Company's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 6/28-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare CorporandyManaging Director, presents Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning classic A Raisin in the Sun, directed by CTC Resident Director Ethan McSweeny(CTC's The Glass Menagerie, Broadway's A Time to Kill), June 28 through July 6 on the Bratton Stage. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/16/14 - MUCH ADO at the Park, 1000 JUDYS and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 16, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING with Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater opens at Shakespeare in the Park, BroadwayWorld hosts THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM at Joe's Pub, and more! (more...)

2014 TCG National Conference Awards and Final Programming, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, proudly announces that at the 24th TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego from June 19-21, the following awards will be presented: (more...)

WILD WITH HAPPY Winning Rave Reviews at Center Stage, Closes June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Wild with Happy is the joyous new comedy by Tony nominee Colman Domingo that is currently kicking off summer and the end of Season 51 at Center Stage. Now playing through June 29, the production is earning strong reviews from critics and audiences. The Baltimore Sun says the show is "priceless," "dynamic," an "endearing comedy…spiced with sharp humor," while Maryland Theatre Guide calls it "a perfect show." (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem Returns with Free Summer Production of ROMEO N JULIET, 7/5-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

William Shakespeare's famed star-crossed lovers bare their passion Uptown this summer as The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, producing artistic director; David Roberts, managing director) presents Romeo n Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. Justin Emeka, who edited and adapted the tragedy to bring the colorful characters of Harlem to life, returns for the second year in a row as director. Performances, which are free and open to the public, run from July 5 through 27. (more...)

Ann Roth to Appear at Drama Book Shop for Q&A and Book Signing, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Oscar- and Tony-winning costume designer Ann Roth will appear at New York's Drama Book Shop on June 26 for a Q&A and book-signing of The Designs of Ann Roth, just published by USITT. Roth will take questions and sign books beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at The Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40th St., New York City. The Designs of Ann Roth, by Holly Poe Durbin and Bonnie Kruger, is the latest in USITT's series of monographs on famous American theatrical designers. (more...)

Tony-Winning A RAISIN IN THE SUN Closes Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Broadway's critically acclaimed production of Denzel Washington in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun closes tonight at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It was directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon and originally opened on April 3 for a limited engagement. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 15, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, 2014 Tony winner Audra McDonald joined Richard just days before the big night to chat about all things Lady Day, reviews her amazing career and so much more . Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/14-6/15/2014
by - Jun 15, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 15, 2014 - Sunday, June 15, 2014. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL's Audra McDonald
by Walter McBride - Jun 14, 2014

Audra McDonald made history this week, receiving her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL - in celebration, you can check out photos of McDonald in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)

President Barack Obama Issues Statement on Passing of RUBY DEE
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Today, the White House issued the following statement from the President on the passing of Ruby Dee. (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of RUBY DEE
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Today, The Recording Academy issued the following statement on the passing of Ruby Dee (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Denzel Washington Stars in New Drama THE EQUALIZER
by Movies News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Columbia Pictures has released the first trailer from director Antoine Fuqua's THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington in the title role as well as Chloe Grace Moretz. The film hits theaters on September 26th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Case You Missed It- Theater Talk's Tribute to Ruby Dee
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2014

In tribute to actress Ruby Dee, Theater Talk presents an encore episode featuring their 2002 interview with Ms. Dee and her husband, actor Ossie Davis, along with Philip Rose, the original producer of A Raisin in the Sun. The trio discuss the early days of bringing Lorraine Hansberry's classic play to the stage. Ms Dee created the role of Lena Younger, the same part that won Sophie Okonedo a 2014 Tony Award, last Sunday. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Sets 2014-15 McKnight Theater Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Playwrights' Center has announced the 2014-15 recipients of its McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships: costume designer Mathew LeFebvre; actor, director and choreographer Austene Van and actor Sally Wingert. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Remembering Ruby Dee
by Walter McBride - Jun 13, 2014

Earlier this week, legendary actresses of stage and screen, Ruby Dee died at the age of 91. According to sources, the actress was at her home in New Rochelle, NY, surrounded by family members when she passed away. (more...)

Broadway & Hollywood Legend Ruby Dee Dies at 91
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Legendary actresses of stage and screen, Ruby Dee died Wednesday night, June 11th at the age of 91 (more...)

SAG-AFTRA Releases Statement on Loss of RUBY DEE
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement on the death of actor, activist and SAG Life Achievement recipient Ruby De (more...)

Broadway to Dim Its Lights Tomorrow Night In Memory of Acclaimed Actress and Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated stage and screen actress Ruby Dee, who passed away on Wednesday at age 91. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tomorrow night, Friday, June 13th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

In Honor of Ruby Dee, CUNY TV Presents Two Encore Interviews, Begins 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

In tribute to the late actress/activist Ruby Dee, who died today (6/12), CUNY TV will present encores of two vintage interviews. (more...)

THEATER TALK Presents a Tribute to Ruby Dee, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

In tribute to actress Ruby Dee, Theater Talk presents an encore episode featuring their 2002 interview with Ms. Dee and her husband, actor Ossie Davis, along with Philip Rose, the original producer of A Raisin in the Sun. The trio discuss the early days of bringing Lorraine Hansberry's classic play to the stage. Ms Dee created the role of Lena Younger, the same part that won Sophie Okonedo a 2014 Tony Award, last Sunday. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 11th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 11, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our annual Regional Summer Musical Theater Guide, featuring the best summer theaters in Illinois, Wisconsin, western Michigan and northern Indiana, plus the Muny in St. Louis! Timber Lake, American Folklore, Mason Street, Wagon Wheel, Little Theatre On The Square and more! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: June 9-15, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/11/14 - ALW Visits Paige, Williams Chairs Alvin Ailey, PIECE OF MY HEART Meets the Press and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 11, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Radcliffe and Webber make TV appearances, Vanessa Williams oversees Alvin Ailey's Lincoln Center season kick-off, Signature's PIECE OF MY HEART meets the press and Jim Parsons stops by our SAG series! (more...)

ICYMI: BroadwayWorld's Mega-Roundup of All Things Tony Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2014

Now that we've all had a sufficient amount of time to recover from the excitement of the big night, treat yourself today to some highlights from ALL of the festivities. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a Mega-Roundup of 2014 Tonys coverage! (more...)

Audra McDonald Responds to TIME Letter, Explains Tony Awards Acceptance Speech
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Yesterday, June 9, TIME's Belinda Luscombe wrote an open letter to Audra McDonald titled: 'Sorry, Audra McDonald--My Kid Needs His ADHD Meds'. Now, McDonald has responded, explaining her Tony Awards acceptance speech from Sunday night, in which she thanked her parents for not putting her on medication. (more...)

Tony-Winning A RAISIN IN THE SUN Revival Recoups on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Broadway's critically acclaimed production of Denzel Washington in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun is celebrating a big week. Not only did it take home three 2014 Tony Awards (Best Revival of a Play, Best Director of a Play -- Kenny Leon, and Best Featured Actress in a Play -- Sophie Okonedo) on Sunday night, it has also recouped its entire capitalization. The production, which began previews Saturday, March 8, officially opened on Thursday, April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47 Street), where it will end its limited engagement run this Sunday, June 15. (more...)

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