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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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.

Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with Shakespeare's comic exploration of love in all its glory and madness, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Shana Cooper, with movement by Erika Chong Shuch. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater now through September 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MGH-Set Medical Thriller ETHER DOME to Begin Oct 17 at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company continues its 2014-2015 Season with Ether Dome, "an essential story" (Hartford Courant) by Elizabeth Egloff about the advent of ether as an anesthetic and the resulting revolutionary impact on the medical profession. T (more...)

Producer Barbara Whitman to be Honored at Transport Group's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its annual gala Gimme a Break!, will honor Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman on December 8, 2014 at 6pm at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70 Street. (more...)

First Broadway Revival of CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD to Open in 2015-16 Season; Kenny Leon to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Producer Hal Luftig announced today the first-ever Broadway revival of the Tony Award-winning play Children of a Lesser God. Written by Tony Award-winner and Academy Award nominee Mark Medoff and directed by this year's Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, Children of a Lesser God will open in the upcoming 2015-2016 Broadway season. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins' PITBULLS to Begin Performances in November at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkinsand directed by Leah Gardiner, will begin previews Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, November 20 at 8pm. Pitbulls plays through Saturday, December 13. (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Joel Ferrell to Direct DTC's DRIVING MISS DAISY; Cast and Creative Team Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Rehearsals are underway for Driving Miss Daisy, the second show of Dallas Theater Center's 2014-15 season. Joel Ferrell, director and choreographer of DTC's hot-ticket production of The Rocky Horror Show, directs Driving Miss Daisy, which marks DTC's return to the historic Kalita Humphreys Theater for the first time in one and a half years. Driving Miss Daisy begins previews on Thursday, October 16 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, November 16. Tickets to Driving Miss Daisy are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Present PARTY PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly announces the Bay Area premiere of Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song about the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords. In the 1960s these revolutionaries fought injustice, provided free food and medical care for their communities - and struggled against a government determined to suppress them. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage HENRY VIII
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Next up on its Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents the Bard's epic pageant play Henry VIII. Centered around the tug-of-wars between church and state and husband and wife, the play culminates in the birth of England's future Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare's great patron and Henry's fierce and very female heir. Performances begin October 15 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

NBC Developing Pediatrician Comedy Series With Craig Zadan & Neil Meron
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

According to Deadline, NBC is developing a comedy based on Beverly Hills pediatrician Dr. Scott W. Cohen's book "Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year". (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

New York Innovative Theatre Awards to Honor Off-Off Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, has announced 2014 recipients of the 2014 Honorary Awards. (more...)

Neil Meron & Craig Zadan to Team on Celebrity Adventure Series for NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The dynamic team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have taken on yet another exciting project heading to TV. (Do these guys ever rest? (more...)

Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose Joins Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that stage and screen star Anika Noni Rose has joined Instagram. Folllow Anika and stay in the know about her latest projects @anikaaroundtheworld. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

UPDATE: Audra McDonald 'Considering' Role in HELLO AGAIN Film Adaptation; No Deal in Place
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Despite previous reports, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald's involvement in the film adaptation of Michael John LaChuisa's HELLO AGAIN is not yet a done deal. (more...)

Kuperman Brothers to Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running 10/15-18 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Columbia Stages is proud to present OVER THERE, a playful drama by Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking) and an allegory of competing ideologies set across both the Berlin Wall and consumer driven America. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Star in Film Version of Sexual Tryst-Themed Musical HELLO AGAIN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The uber-talented star is set to appear in a film version of a musical titled HELLO AGAIN, which Friedman describes as a look into 'sexual trysts set over several generations.' (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present INTIMATE APPAREL, 10/7-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will stage Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's 'Intimate Apparel,' a love story that confronts race and religion, directed by Mary B. Robinson, from October 7 through November 1. 'Intimate Apparel' is the recipient of the American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best Play. (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Comes to Ebony Rep, 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will return to Los Angeles after an absence of ten years. The company's program includes the Los Angeles premiere of excerpts from 'Lighthouse/Lightning Rod,' a collaboration of the company's Founder/Artistic Director Garth Fagan, Wynton Marsalis and California-based visual artist Alison Saar. 'Lighthouse' opened the Brooklyn Academy of Music season in 2012. Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run October 3-5, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Celebrates Opening at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company welcomes Julia Duffy, Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, Boston favorite Will Lyman and Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the opening production of the 2014 Best of Boston's 33rd season. The show opened last night, September 10, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Winning Gospel Musical IN LOVE WITH TYRONE Eyes 2015 Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Playwright Ericka Nicole Malone is looking to take her popular Gospel Musical 'In Love with Tyrone' to the Big Apple and is currently in talks with directors and producers to bring the touring show to Broadway for a run on the 'Great White Way.' (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater & Holocaust Center to Present THE BEST OF ENEMIES, 10/15-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF and the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida are proud to present The Best of Enemies from October 15 - November 16, 2014 in the Goldman (more...)

Zonya Love, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Nathaniel Stampley & More to Lead Milwaukee Repertory Theater's THE COLOR PURPLE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for The Color Purple, the glorious musical saga which opens Friday, September 26, 2014 and runs from September 23 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

Atlantic Theater's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents 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 began previews on July 10 and opens tonight, 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...)

Chautauqua Theater Company's THE TEMPEST with Lisa Harrow Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

Chautauqua Theatre Company, under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch, Artistic Director, and Sarah Clare Corporandy, Managing Director, presents William Shakespeare's magical masterwork, The Tempest, directed by Jade King Carroll, playing August 8-15 on the Bratton Theatre Mainstage. The press opening is tonight (August 9) at 6:00pm. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Open 2014-15 Season with New Translation of IVANOV, 9/4-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Trinity Repertory Company kicks off Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with a world premiere translation by Artistic Director Curt Columbus of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov, directed by Brian McEleney (The Grapes of Wrath). Ivanov plays September 4 through October 5 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Subscriptions are now on sale at www.trinityrep.com, by calling (401) 351-4242 or at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St., Downtown Providence. (more...)

In Performance Video: Henderson, Colon in Stephen Adly Guirgis' BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features Stephen McKinley Henderson and Rosal Colon in Stephen Adly Guirgis play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. (more...)

Larry David Will Star in His New Broadway Play; Scott Rudin to Produce!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Back in January, SEINFELD creator Larry David announced he and Jerry Seinfeld were collaborating on a new Broadway play. Now, Showbiz411 has revealed the project's title: SHIVA, i.e. sitting shiva, or the Jewish mourning period following a funeral. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre to Premiere THE DOWNPOUR, 9/10-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Route 66 Theatre Company will present the world premiere of The Downpour, by Caitlin Parrish, directed by Route 66 Theatre Company's Associate Artistic Director, Erica Weiss. Performances begin September 10 and run through October 12, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center: 2257 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK to Open Maryland Ensemble Theatre's 17th Season, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present the first play in its seventeenth Mainstage season, 'Clybourne Park'. Bruce Norris' satirical comedy won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize Award and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. 'Clybourne Park' will be directed by Peter Wray and will run every Thursday through Sunday at Maryland Ensemble Theatre from September 12 through October 5. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Interview Billie Allen at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The League of Professional Theatre Women is pleased to present Actor/Director/Philanthropist BILLIE ALLEN for the next Oral History interview. ALLEN will sit down with Tony Award-Winning Actress PHYLICIA RASHAD to discuss her fascinating work as a theatre artist. The event will be Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)

Goodman Theatre and Drury Lane Productions Lead 2014 Jeff Awards Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Chicago actress, TV and film star Jane Lynch did the honor today of announcing the nominees for the 2013-2014 Equity Jeff Awards. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Continue 40th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with Shakespeare's comic exploration of love in all its glory and madness, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Shana Cooper, with movement by Erika Chong Shuch. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from September 3 through September 28. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

Center Stage to Premiere New Bob Marley Musical in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland, announced today that it will produce the world premiere of Marley, the first original musical based on both the life and music of cultural icon Bob Marley. With a book and direction by Center Stage artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah, Marley will run from May 6 to June 14, 2015 to close Center Stage's 2014/15 season. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Open 40th Season with August Wilson's FENCES, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

People's Light & Theatre opens its 40th Anniversary Season with August Wilson's Fences running September 10-October 5, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Honorary Off-Off-Broadway Awards to be Presented in IT Awards Ceremony, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, has announced 2014 recipients of the 2014 Honorary Awards. (more...)

Premiere Stages at Kean University to Present JANICE UNDERWATER, 9/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the winner of its 2014 Play Festival, Janice Underwater by Hillside native Tom Matthew Wolfe, September 4 - 21 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre. Directed by Jade King Carroll, this delightfully quirky new play tells the story of Janice, who has a sneaking suspicion that she's losing her mind. While waiting for the results of genetic testing that could confirm her fears, Janice struggles to hold it together and pursue her art in the city. With the help of an attractive but troubled super, a devoted brother, and visions of her mentally ill mother, will Janice find her way home? Selected from over 400 submissions as the winner of Premiere's annual competition for unproduced scripts by area playwrights, Janice Underwater received a developmental reading earlier this spring, delighting audiences with its recognizable characters and locales. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17
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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)

Dallas Theatre Center Launches 2014-2015 Season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 9/11 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Sweet alien transvestites will take over the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage on September 11, 2014 in Dallas Theater Center's all new production of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show. DTC's Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell will direct and choreograph this gender-bending, rock 'n' roll spectacle. (more...)

Event in Conjunction with Huntington's 'GUESS WHO...' Set for Strand Theatre, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company and the Mayor's Office of Arts + Culture will collaborate to present a free community event at Dorchester's Strand Theatre on Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm in conjunction with the Huntington's upcoming production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company's 35th Anniversary Season to Conclude with FENCER, 8/21-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company's 35th Anniversary Season wraps up with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning Fences from August 21 through September 7 at the Gorton Theatre, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The 1987 Winner for Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Fences tells the moving story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his family. Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel directs this powerful and poignant American work with GSC veteran Boston actress Jacqui Parker as Rose Maxson and a cast of GSC newcomers including Daver Morrison as Troy Maxson; Warren Jackson as Lyons; Gregory Marlow as Jim Bono; Jermel Nakia as Gabriel; Jared Brown as Cory and Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops student Bezawit Strong in her professional stage debut as Raynell. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Kids Unite for CABARET FOR A CAUSE!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 13, 2014

Tiffany Schleigh just presented CABARET FOR A CAUSE, a one-night-only event to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters, on Monday night, August 11. Created in 2010, CABARET FOR A CAUSE brings together young performers from Broadway, film, and television to make a difference and change the lives of young people in need. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Center Stage Announces Cast of the Season's First Production AMADEUS, 9/10 - 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Rehearsals begin Tuesday for Amadeus, the first show in Center Stage's 2014/15 Season. Helmed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, the production begins previews Sept. 10 and runs until Oct. 12. (more...)

Tonight's CABARET FOR A CAUSE Features Emma Howard, Emerson Steele, Sam Poon and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Tiffany Schleigh presents CABARET FOR A CAUSE, a one-night-only event to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters, tonight, August 11th, 2014. Doors open at 6 PM, show begins at 7 PM. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 10
by - Aug 10, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 10, 2014. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company Extends BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Through 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of Tony Award nominee Stephen Adly Guirgis' play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton, has been extended an additional week following opening last night to critical acclaim. (more...)

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