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Based on the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Marin Theatre Welcomes Carl Lumbly to the Cast of FENCES, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, will stage August Wilson's Fences, the 1950s entry into his Century Cycle (also known as his Pittsburgh Cycle) - a decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America. Directed by Derrick Sanders, the Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning play will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel, Tyee Tilghman as Lyons and two Marin City youths - Jade Sweeney, who attends Willow Creek Academy, and Makaelah Bashir, Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy - splitting the role of Raynell. (more...)

Carl Lumbly, Margo Hall and More Join Marin Theatre Company's FENCES; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, announces the casting of its spring production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Derrick Sanders. Fences, which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and 1987 and 2010 Tony Awards, will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel and Tyee Tilghman as Lyons. MTC's production of Fences will run from April 10 through May 4. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere of CICADA, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Route 66 Theatre Company is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Cicada, by Jerre Dye, directed by Route 66 Theatre Company's Associate Artistic Director, Erica Weiss. This coming of age ghost story deeply rooted in the life of a small southern family on the verge of transformation plays today, April 9 - May 25, 2014 at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW - Week of 4/7 on ABC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW - Week of 4/7, airing on ABC (more...)

Patina Miller, Bryan Cranston, Cherry Jones & More Take Home 2014 IRNE Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The Independent Reviewers of New England congratulate the entire greater Boston theater community on another successful year of stellar productions. The 18th Annual IRNE Awards was held on Monday, April 7, with awards in 54 categories in writing, acting, design in all disciplines, and directing. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jade King Carroll Directs TROUBLE IN MIND at Two Rivers Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 8, 2014

Jade King Carroll is directing Two River Theater Company's production of 'Trouble in Mind' which will performed through April 27th. She shared with Broadwayworld.com interesting insights into the show. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Jonathan Groff Kicks Off AIDS Walk NY, BLITHE SPIRIT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 8, 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: Jonathan Groff kicks off AIDS Walk New York, BLITHE SPIRIT gets a new edition and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Denzel Washington & More in A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun just opened last week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Set on Chicago's South Side, A Raisin in the Sun revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 7-13, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 2014

All information is subject to change without notice. Check with the box office or ticketing company for the most-up-to-date information. To find out more about rush, lottery and standing room only ticketing policies, click here! (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/7
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 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, 4/6/2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: April 7-13
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 2014

Later this week, two highly anticipated productions will officially open. First on April 10, BULETS OVER BROADWAY arrives at the St. James Theatre. THen on April 13, Audra McDonald takes her first bow in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL. Get your tickets now! (more...)

Denzel Washington & Woodie King, Jr. Set for THEATER TALK this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

On the new THEATER TALK, Denzel Washington, star of the hit Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, gets together with an old friend, Woodie King, Jr., the Founder and Artistic Director of the New Federal Theatre. They look back at their first experiences seeing Hansberry's ground-breaking play, as well as their work together when Washington first appeared at the New Federal Theatre in 1981, in Laurence Holder's When Chickens Come Home to Roost. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater to Open 40th Anniversary Season with A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5/21-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater begins its 2014 season with one of the true trailblazing works in the American theater, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Patricia McGregor. A Raisin in the Sun plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from May 21 through June 15. (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW
by Evan Henerson - Apr 22, 2014

As Denzel Washington, Kenny Leon and Co. usher in the umpteenth renaissance of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin IN THE SUN, across the country, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is mounting a 50th anniversary revival of the only other work the Hansberry- who died at 34 - lived to see produced. (more...)

TEDxFultonStreet Announces Date, Speakers for Inaugural Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ On June 10, 2014, TEDxFultonStreet will host its inaugural event, titled 'Chrysalis: A Transformation,' at Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. Chrysalis will bring together a mix of entrepreneurs, technologists, artists, architects, thinkers, dreamers, scientists, and doers: creative individuals that seek inspiration from an immersive and cross-disciplinary experience.  (more...)

First Award Noms of the Year! 2013-14 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced! Gentleman's Guide Leads with 11 Noms...
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 22, 2014

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway announced the nominees this morning for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Palace Theatre to Add Stadium-Style Seating for This Summer's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by Louisa Brady - Apr 22, 2014

According to the Wall Street Journal, audience members seated in the orchestra of the upcoming Broadway musical, 'Holler If Ya Hear Me,' will have a movie-theatre-esque experience. The production is spending $200,000 to alter the arrangement of seats in the orchestra, with hopes of augmenting the theatre's sense of intimacy. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael McGrath and Noah Racey in Geva Theatre's THE ODD COUPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Geva Theatre Center' 41st Mainstage Season concludes with Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. Directed by John Miller-Stephany, and with a cast led by Tony Award- winner Michael McGrath and Broadway veteran Noah Racey, this classic comedy begins performances tonight, April 22 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 21-27, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 2014

All information is subject to change without notice. Check with the box office or ticketing company for the most-up-to-date information. To find out more about rush, lottery and standing room only ticketing policies, click here! (more...)

Post Foods' Honeycomb Invites Fans To 'Shine On' With Teen Sensation Jacob Latimore
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Post Honeycomb launched today an exciting program in collaboration with recording artist, actor and teen sensation Jacob Latimore, to encourage teens nationwide to showcase their creativity. Honeycomb 'Shine On' aims to inspire teens and tweens through a series of playful social challenges on Instagram. Fans can embark on a creative journey along with their friends, taking on new challenges for a chance to win exciting prizes, including the chance to meet Jacob Latimore. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/21
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 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, 4/20/2014. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: April 21-27
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 2014

The last batch of shows open on Broadway this week, in anticipation of the start of the 2014 Awards season. The final four include: THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, CASA VALENTINA, and CABARET. Get your tickets now! (more...)

Broadway's Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Rehearsals for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur begin today, Monday, April 21. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Roundup: Top-20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 21, 2014

Is network news appointment television for you? I didn't think so. Are you constantly angered that ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT only talks about theatre when a Hollywood star joins a cast or someone falls 30 feet to the stage floor? Me too. Well, I have an alternative that just might satisfy your news and theatre cravings; podcasting. Isn't that just what hipsters do between their shift at Starbucks and another trip to the thrift shop? Well, yes and no. I'm sure there is a barista in Portland who is currently recording a missive bemoaning mass media's attempt to co-opt the indie subculture, but most people who do podcasts well are incredibly informed and passionate about their specific topics. (more...)

BREAKING: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron to Return to Produce 2015 OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Motion picture, television and theater producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce the Oscars for a third consecutive year, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. (more...)

BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Kicks Off Today at Minskoff Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun opened last week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below you can check out photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, James Franco & More Set for BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

PlayMakers Awarded NEA Art Works Grant for 2014 Repertory Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that PlayMakers Repertory Company will receive a $50,000 NEA Art Works grant for its fall 2014 repertory productions. PlayMakers is the professional theater company based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (more...)

Katharine McPhee on Acting Career: 'I Was Super-Grateful for 'Smash'
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In an exclusive interview with Zap2it.com, Katharine McPhee talks about her acting career and reveals she has tried to 'steer away' from music-related acting roles and instead, focus on straight acting. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Hailed as 'flat-out funny!' by the Hollywood Reporter, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark makes its Baltimore/DC premiere at Everyman Theatre, running from today, April 16th through May 11th. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: CLYBOURNE PARK Takes on Political Correctness at Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 16, 2014

Donald Alsedek directs the follow-up to A Raisin IN THE SUN at Open Stage of Harrisburg. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Video Games Live & More Included in RPO's Full 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announced its 2014-15 Philharmonics and Pops concerts in February, but today reveals the remainder of its 92nd season, presented by Dawn & Jacques Lipson. Subscriptions to OrKIDStra and Sunday Matinees are available today to new and renewing subscribers, and tickets for Specials are now available as add-ons to all 14/15 subscribers. Single tickets for all 14/15 concerts go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 1, 2014. (more...)

James Franco and Chris O'Dowd Star in OF MICE AND MEN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco and Chris O'Dowd make their Broadway debuts in Of Mice and Men, a new production directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro. Of Mice and Men, one of the greatest and most enduring American classics, has not been seen on Broadway in 40 years. (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre Extends PAUL ROBESON with Keith David Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that Phillip Hayes Dean's (Drama Desk-winner for The Sty of the Blind Pig) powerful and moving play PAUL ROBESON has been extended by popular demand for three more performances and will now play through Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. The production, directed by Mr. Dean, stars two-time Emmy Award-winner Keith David (Fox's new series Enlisted) with accompaniment by pianist/musical director Byron J. Smith (working with numerous artists including Wynton Marsalis, Barbra Streisand, BeBe Winans). PAUL ROBESON plays at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Talks Daniel Radcliffe, Audra McDonald, James Franco & More!
by Randy Rainbow - Apr 15, 2014

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy returns to the CTS Newsdesk to chat about all of the latest news surrounding THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, A Raisin IN THE SUN, Broadway Bares and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, April 14, 2014 - Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman in ANNAPURNA, SUBMISSIONS ONLY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 14, 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: husband and wife acting team Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman star in ANNAPURNA, beginning previews off-Broadway, plus the fourth episode of SUBMISSIONS ONLY airs tonight on BWW! (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/14
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 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, 4/13/2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: April 14-20
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 2014

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company's 2014 Season to Include A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE MAY QUEEN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare Corporandy Managing Director, has announced programming for its 2014 season featuring Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Ethan McSweeny (June 28-July 6), The May Queen, a world premiere by Molly Smith Metzler (July 18-27), directed by Vivienne Benesch, and Shakespeare's The Tempest (August 8-15), starring Lisa Harrow, directed by Jade King Carroll on the Bratton Theater Mainstage. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 14-20, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 2014

All information is subject to change without notice. Check with the box office or ticketing company for the most-up-to-date information. To find out more about rush, lottery and standing room only ticketing policies, click here! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fargo - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Fargo (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

BWW Spotlights LADY DAY Star Audra McDonald's Soaring Career
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

In honor of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill's opening on Broadway tonight, BroadwayWorld decided to highlight Tony- and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Audra McDonald's body of work. (more...)

President and First Lady Obama Set to Visit A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun just opened last week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). According to Deadline, the show will soon welcome some high profile guests- the Obamas. President Obama and the First Lady are set to attend tonight's performance 'if all goes to plan.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Steven Pasquale Sings CAROUSEL's 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at MISCAST!
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2014

Steven Pasquale, currently starring on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County, took to the stage to sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel. Click below to check out the full performance! (more...)

Tickets on Sale for The Public Theater's THE URBAN RETREAT and MANHATTA, 5/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT and MANAHATTA. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory from Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

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