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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Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to Produce Knights Templar Miniseries
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2014

Deadline writes that Broadway, television and film producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are backing a miniseries centering on the beginnings of the medieval Christian order the Knights Templar. Keir Pearson (Hotel Rwanda) is writing the script. (more...)

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...)

2014 Tony Winners - Show by Show Counts and Stats!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2014

Below, check out a complete list of tonight's winners - by show! (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...)

It's Tony Sunday! Your Guide to ALL About the 2014 Tony Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

It's tonight! The 2014 Tony Awards will air on CBS tonight, June 8 at 8pm and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! (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...)

2014 Tony Awards - All The Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

It's finally here! Follow along with BroadwayWorld.com ALL night, while you're glued to CBS on TV for all things Tony Awards. We've got not one, not two, but THREE exclusive live blogs from Michael Dale backstage, superfan BroadwayGirlNYC, and BroadwayWorld.com's West End Editor Carrie Dunn with her trademark British snark (or 'Britsnark' as she calls it). Check out our homepage for ALL things Tonys! (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...)

It's Almost Tony Night! Complete Guide to BWW Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 7, 2014

It's almost here! The 2014 Tony Awards will air on CBS Sunday night, June 8 at 8pm and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Scene at the 2014 Theatre World Awards with Winners Levi, Cranston, Karimloo, O'Dowd & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2014

First presented in 1945, the prestigious Theatre World Awards, founded by John Willis, the Editor-in-Chief of both Theatre World and its companion volume, Screen World, are the oldest awards given for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway Debut Performances. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the big night, where he chatted with all of this year's winners and presenters. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: 2004 & 2014 Tony Awards Parallels Aplenty! With Hugh, Idina, Audra, NPH & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 6, 2014

Today we celebrate the many parallels between the 2004 and 2014 Tony Award races with a celebration of both as we look ahead to this Sunday's 2014 Tony Awards telecast, hosted by none other than 2004 Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman! (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis' BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, Begin. 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company will present the world premiere production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon, Liza Colon-Zayas, Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Rispoli, and Ray Anthony Thomas. The production begins previews Thursday, July 10 and will open Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 16, 2014 off-Broadway at Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). (more...)

Denzel Washington to Star in MAGIFICENT SEVEN Remake?
by Movies News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Denzel Washington may sign on to lead the cast of a reboot of the cclassic THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN from directorAntoine Fuqua. (more...)

CUNY TV to Host 7-Hour Tony Awards Marathon, June 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

On Tony Awards Sunday -- June 8 -- CUNY TV will present 7-1/2 hours of glorious Broadway interviews related to this year's nominated musicals, plays, and individuals - from 12:30 p.m. right up till Tony time (8 p.m. on CBS). (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Anika Noni Rose Talks Denzel & More on Next 'Katie'
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

On Friday's 'Katie,' Tony-nominated actress Anika Noni Rose stops by to talk about her career and shares behind-the-scenes stories of working with the cast of 'A Raisin in the Sun.' (more...)

AUDIO: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME's Saul Williams on BBC Newshour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Saul Williams, the star of the new musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, recently talked with the BBC World Service Radio's 'Newshour' about bringing the words of Tupac Shakur to Broadway. Click here to listen. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Jeremy Jordan and More to Star in OUTLIVING EMILY
by Movies News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Variety writes that stage and screen vet Phylicia Rashad has joined the film OUTLIVING EMILY, along with Andre Braugher, Alexis Bledel and Kal Penn. Eric Weber writes and directs with Josh Sugarman producing via Tenafly Film Co. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the 2014 Theatre World Awards with Cranston, Levi & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The Theatre World Awards are presented annually at the end of the theatre season to six actors and six actresses for their significant, reviewable, debut performances in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The ceremony is a private, invitation-only event followed by a party to celebrate the new honorees and welcome them to the Theatre World 'family.' In what has become a highly entertaining and often touching tradition, 12 previous winners serve as the presenters, and often relive moments from past ceremonies and share wonderful stories rarely heard at other theatrical awards. Check out potos from insode this year's ceremony below! (more...)

BWW Countdown: You Get to Rank Your Favorite Audra McDonald Roles
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 4, 2014

There is little doubt who is the reigning queen of Broadway. With five Tony Awards and eight nominations in just 20 years, Audra McDonald has held that title for quite a while now. In addition to her prolific stage career, she also has found time to do turns on TV and have a recording and touring career. If Audra wins her sixth Tony this Sunday, she will become the first actor to do so in the four major acting categories. (more...)

Anika Noni Rose, Andy Karl & ALL THE WAY to be Honored at Broadway Beacon Awards, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Inside Broadway's Executive Director Michael Presser has 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 on Monday, June 23 at The Essex House (160 Central Park South). (more...)

Photo Flash: Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray Visit A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

On Friday night, May 30, Mayor Bill De Blasio and his wife First Lady Chirlane McCray saw A Raisin in the Sun and headed backstage at intermission to take photos with the company. Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun is currently playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down for a look at the couple with the cast! (more...)

Zachary Quinto, Len Cariou, Jefferson Mays & More to Present at 2014 Theatre World Awards Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The Theatre World Awards has announced the roster of presenters for the 70th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony that include DeAdre Aziza, Dylan Baker, Len Cariou, Tovah Feldshuh, Trent Kowalik, Jefferson Mays, John McMartin, and Zachary Quinto, with special performances by Mr. Cariou and Rob McClure, Monday evening, June 2, 2014 beginning at 7:45 p.m. at Circle in the Square (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current Broadway revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/2
by - Jun 2, 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, 6/1/2014. (more...)

Producer of Tony-Nominated 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Struck by Car
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

S.D. Wagner, a producer for 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder', the new Broadway production recently nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical, was struck by a car in New York City. (more...)

BWW Crash Course: Your Study Guide to the Tony Nominated Plays
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 2, 2014

Look, we get it, whether due to budget or geography, you didn't see every show of the Broadway season, but that doesn't mean you can't be fully up-to-date for this Sunday's Tony Awards. To help get you prepared for the theatre's biggest night, BroadwayWorld has put together the ultimate Tonys Crash Course. We've outlined all of the shows nominated in the Best Play and Best Revival of a Play categories, and provided you 'study materials' as only BWW can, by mining our one-of-a-kind archives. (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...)

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...)

All the Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards- Complete List! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Wins Big, Also ROCKY, BRIDGES, and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 1, 2014

Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld will be updating you with winners throughout the night. Check back later for the full list! (more...)

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