County Of Union Presents Award To Councilman And RAISIN: A MUSICAL At UCPAC County Of Union Presents Award To Councilman And RAISIN: A MUSICAL At UCPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

This past Saturday, to celebrate Black History Month, Union County Performing Arts Center, the County of Union, and the City of Rahway hosted an award ceremony to honor Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award recipient Councilman David Brown, followed by a presentation of Raisin: A Musical. (more...)

BWW Review: RAISIN at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe BWW Review: RAISIN at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
by Carolan Trbovich - Oct 8, 2018

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Stages an Impassioned RAISIN (more...)

BWW REVIEW: APAC Presents A Lively and Long Overdue Revival of the 1974 Tony-Winning Musical, Raisin
by Victoria Ordin - May 11, 2017

'There was a musical version of Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun?': this has been universal response of friends who knew I reviewing RAISIN. Even Dev Bondarin, the artistic director of APAC (Astoria Performing Arts Center) who directed the current production, only became aware of the show in college, during an historical survey of musical theater. I will leave it to others to speculate why a musical nominated for nine Tony awards--including Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Book--and the winner of two statues (best musical and Best Leading Actress) has all but vanished from theatrical memory. But one hopes that Bondarin's production will restore Raisin to its rightful place in the musical theater canon, not because it takes up relevant social and political topics (which it does), but because it's a fine show with compelling music and lyrics by Judd Woldin and Robert Brittan and sharp, elegant by Hansberry's ex-husband and literary executor, Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zalztberg. (The cast album also won a Grammy in 1975.) (more...)

RAISIN Musical to Return to NYC After 42-Year Hiatus This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) will present a limited engagement of the critically acclaimed musical Raisin this Spring. Winner of the 1974 Tony Award for Best Musical and based on Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking play, this timeless musical will return to New York City after a 42-year hiatus, May 4 - 27, 2017, at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (at 30th Road), Astoria, NY 11102. (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center Announces RAISIN, The Musical Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) will present a limited engagement of the Tony Award-winner Raisin this spring. The musical, which won the Best Musical Tony Award in 1973,  will return to New York City after a 42-year hiatus from May 4 to May 27, 2017 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (at 30th Road), Astoria, NY 11102.  (more...)

EVENSONG Makes World Premiere Tonight at Astoria Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents their 16th season featuring two new works and one musical revival, which both tackle social issues including homelessness, immigration and race relations. 'We have a thrilling line up as we enter our 16th season at Astoria Performing Arts Center, and all of the work shares the resonant theme of home. (more...)

Rarely Revived 1974 Best Musical Tony Winner RAISIN Coming To Astoria Performing Arts Center
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

RAISIN, adapted from Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking drama A RAISIN IN THE SUN, has not been frequently produced since winning the 1974 Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

RAISIN Revival, RESIDENT ALIEN Reading Set for Astoria Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents their 16th season featuring two new works and one musical revival, which both tackle social issues including homelessness, immigration and race relations. 'We have a thrilling line up as we enter our 16th season at Astoria Performing Arts Center, and all of the work shares the resonant theme of home. (more...)

Florencia Cuenca en Concierto
by Lola Arruti - Nov 5, 2015

La comunidad de teatro musical de la Ciudad de México se congregó hace unas semanas en el Foro Cultural Chapultepec, para acompañar a Florencia Cuenca y a Jaime Lozano en el inicio de esta gran aventura, que como ellos mismos lo describieron, es 'como tener un primer bebé', y nosotros nos sentimos como parientes en la sala de espera, emocionados y expectantes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Enchants at Wolf Trap
by Emma Kouguell - Jun 24, 2015

An evening with - the only - six-time Tony Award recipient Audra McDonald is more than listening to her rich, versatile voice sing both older and more recent treasures. Ms. McDonald chooses songs that have strong stories both for her and within the song itself. Her ability to capture these narratives through her voice is one of the many reasons Ms. McDonald is such a brilliant actress and singer. The opportunity to see Ms. McDonald work her magic live is enchanting, to say the least. (more...)

BMI Workshop Presents Showcase on June 12th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2008

BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop announces the biannual Showcase of new songs from Workshop writers. (more...)