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A Raisin in the Sun - 2004 - Broadway

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.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 50 minutes

Royale Theatre

(New York, NY)
242 W. 45th St. Seating Chart


 

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021
The JOCUNDA FESTIVAL will present MY MOMMA THE SUPER ACTION HERO by Kenthedo Robinson and directed by Van Dirk Fisher, on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 8PM ET and 5PM PT on Zoom. A mother goes as far as putting her son's life in danger to inspire him. Can she save him? Can she be his Super Action Hero?
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2021
42nd Street Moon will announce that Doris Bumpus will be starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in the Company's virtual production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, written by Lanie Robertson.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 3, 2021
To celebrate the return of in-person theatre to the community, American Stage is presenting Pop-Up! Performances: Uncaged on May 14-16 at The Factory St. Pete’s outdoor venue, an ideal backdrop for live entertainment in a safe outdoor setting.
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021
I'm Still Here, a new virtual benefit for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Billy Rose Theatre Division, will stream on Broadway On Demand on June 23. The evening is a celebration of the division's 90th Anniversary, and the 50th  Anniversary of its beloved Theatre on Film and Tape Archive and will honor Harold Prince and George C. Wolfe. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2021
In an announcement released today, National Players, the educational touring troupe at Olney Theatre Center, has again been awarded a  Shakespeare in American Communities grant, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, worth $25,000.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
Artistic Director Michael Unger today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre’s 2021-2022 season, which marks the theatre’s return to in-person performances after more than one year. It will be Unger’s first official season since joining Skylight in 2019, due to cancelled shows during the pandemic. 
by Nicole Rosky - May 26, 2021
Tobias Menzies (The Crown) and Tony winner Sophie Okonedo (Ratched) joined the cast of the star-studded second season of Modern Love. They appear in an episode directed by John Carney, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. The episode and series recently completed filming in Dublin, Ireland.
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2021
Due to popular demand, Little Yellow House Studio's spring production of Tea & Twain is available for streaming until June 7th. Tea & Twain stars Broadway, film and television actor Ron Crawford as the renowned American author and satirist Mark Twain.
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2021
Harold Farrell, the authorized biographer of Lloyd Richards will join playwright Jeffrey Sweet for a behind the scene look at Lorraine Hansberry's “A Raisin in the Sun” on Wednesday June 2 at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern) via Zoom.
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2021
Natalie King is an accomplished actor, director, and teacher here in the Dallas Ft Worth area.  After beginning her career as an actor, she fell in love with the art of storytelling.  She created a performance company called Universal Connection which toured dozens of elementary schools in Dallas and Mesquite with Young Audiences. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2021
Join New York University’s School of Global Public Health, Tisch School of the Arts, and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development for an exclusive virtual conversation with a panel of arts, public health, and audience development experts discussing Broadway's unprecedented shutdown and the wider implications of reopening.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 19, 2021
On this day, we celebrate the life and legacy of history-making playwright, journalist, and author, Lorraine Hansberry, on her birthday. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021
The former residence of Black lesbian playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, underscoring Hansberry's incredible contributions to American arts and culture. Her play, A Raisin in the Sun (1959), was the first play by a Black woman to appear on Broadway.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021
GUN HILL by award-winning Romanian-American playwright Saviana Stanescu, a timely play about gun violence in the US, has a (free) virtual reading on Monday, May 17, 6 pm EDT, opening Origin Theatre's '2021 European Month of Culture NYC,' produced in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse will open its all-virtual 2021 production season with the regional premiere of “Tiny House,” a timely new comedy about downsizing, going green, escaping urban life, and fresh starts, written by Michael Gotch, and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Howard University has announced the appointment of Phylicia Rashad as dean of the recently reestablished College of Fine Arts, effective July 1, 2021. In this role, she will report to Provost Anthony K. Wutoh. An alumna of Howard University, Rashad graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine arts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2021
On May 27 at 9:30 PM, The Actor Trade Table Read Series will present David Lewison’s Sex, Love, Death, and Other Improbabilities.  Directed by Robert Galinsky, the reading will star Tony Award winner Maryann Plunkett, Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, Chad Morgan, Drama Desk Award winner Jay O. Sanders, and Ajay Naidu.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
Come watch these dedicated, heart centered, hard working and passionate actors do what they do best! They will be performing scenes from A RAISIN IN THE SUN, OLEANNA, LOBBY HERO, AMERICAN BUFFALO, and THE ODD COUPLE.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
Tickets are available now for Olney Theatre Center’s massive program of live summer events on the open-air Root Family Stage: “Olney Outdoors'. Curated by Kevin McAllister, the series highlights cabaret, jazz, spoken word, drag, dance, faith-centered performances, and theatre for young audiences.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
The Guthrie Theater today announced its 2021–2022 Season, including the national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me by famed writer Heidi Schreck; a world-premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring all-new creative design; Lorraine Hansberry’s heralded A Raisin in the Sun, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
Tony Award winner and five-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad will return to Broadway this winter in Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 4, 2021
On June 1, 1st Stage premiered the immersive new web series, Duck Harbor, and revealed the cast to the world and each other.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
Village Theatre today announced its return to the Mainstage with a 2022 Season of live theatre at both its Issaquah and Everett locations. The 2022 Welcome Back Season provides an opportunity to slowly reintroduce aspects of the live theatre-going experience that Village Theatre patrons know and love.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2021
First performed Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, Clybourne Park had prominent productions in London as well as prominent regional theatres across the United States before its 2012 bow at the Walter Kerr Theater on Broadway.  It was nominated for several Tony Awards, winning for Best Play.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 16, 2021
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced today that Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López, Susan Stroman, Marisha Wallace, and Christopher Wheeldon have joined the growing list of Broadway stars participating in I'm Still Here: A Virtual Benefit for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, airing June 23, 2021 on Broadway On Demand at 8pm EST and 8pm PST. The fundraiser will help raise critical funds for the Library for the Performing Arts' beloved Theatre Division as it celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 8, 2021
Stage and screen producer Scott Rudin's abusive workplace behavior has been brought to light in a recent story by the Hollywood Reporter. The article outlines tales from several ex-Rudin staffers who detail volatile and 'traumatizing' past experiences.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 7, 2021
Today (April 7) in live streaming: The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize ceremony, Lena Hall visits Backstage Live, a Rock of Ages reunion, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 7, 2021
Following a year of unparalleled challenges and thrilling innovations, Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced Williamstown Theatre Festival's return to live performances this summer – outdoors, socially distanced, and with safety prioritized.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2021
Viewers are invited to enjoy a favorite cup of tea as Ron performs his one-man show Travels with Mark Twain based on Twain's famous traveling lecture series, featuring readings from some of his most beloved works; including 'Tom Sawyer,' 'Huck Finn' and 'Adam and Eve'.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 5, 2021
TPS Talks are a new initiative of TPS, DTE and SistaStyle Productions that provide real-world stories and insights from working theatre professionals to college/university classrooms, corporate events, group organizations, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021
Not-for-profit, History Matters: Celebrating Women's Plays of the Past (formerly History Matters/Back to the Future) has announced its winner for this year's Judith Barlow Prize. The Annual Judith Barlow Prize is awarded to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2021
Lime Arts Productions presents Twenty-By-Twenty Fringe (TBTF), a new pilot program that was conceived in an effort to provide a platform for artistic directors, theatre practitioners, and theatre-goers across the country to watch bold, innovative, and intimate new works created by the most refreshing and current voices - artists in their 20s.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2021
Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced the recipient of the 2021 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award and the 2022 Jay Harris Commission, as well as recipients of 2021 WTF Commissions through WTF’s Andrew Martin-Weber New Play and Musical Commissioning Program.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced the cast for Light, the final of four readings in its 2020/21 SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading Series. Now in its fifth year, the SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading Series has moved to an entirely digital format.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2021
Rudin is no longer a producer of the touring production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.' It remains unclear whether or not Rudin still has a financial stake in the tour, which is set to kick off in 2022. 
by Robert Diamond - Apr 24, 2021
As part of the Times story, it's revealed that:  And, in written responses to questions for this article, he said he was “profoundly sorry” for his behavior and revealed that he is resigning from the Broadway League, which is the trade association of producers and theater owners.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 20, 2021
Rudin has decided to take his actions a step further by also removing himself from film and streaming projects. 'When I commented over the weekend, I was focused on Broadway reopening successfully and not wanting my previous behavior to detract from everyone's efforts to return. It's clear to me I should take the same path in film and streaming.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2021
Broadway veterans Bryan Terrell Clark and Antonio J. Watson will team up with Jack Chacon to bring you an Evening of music, love, and support to benefit the Hereditary Angioedema Association.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 2, 2021
Today's top stories: Theatre companies revoke memberships for LA Stage Alliance after Asian nominee, Jully Lee, was misidentified at the Ovation Awards. Plus, first look at the new Drama Book Shop, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021
The Billie Holiday Theatre has announced the return of its monologue showcase series - 50in50 – with a special fifth anniversary edition of the show - 50in50: Shattering the Glass Ceiling. For this year’s show, 50 original monologues were selected from women of African descent from across the globe and will be read by 50 women actors.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2021
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, following a recent story by the Hollywood Reporter about Scott Rudin's abusive workplace behavior, the producer has announced that he will 'step back' from Broadway productions. Since then, UK director Rob Roth has come under heat as an email that he wrote in support of Rudin was made public.
by Robert Diamond - Apr 17, 2021
Following a recent story by the Hollywood Reporter about stage and screen producer Scott Rudin's abusive workplace behavior, the producer has finally responded to the various allegations. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021
42nd Street Moon has announced that Doris Bumpus will be starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in the Company’s virtual production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, written by Lanie Robertson.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 15, 2021
Rose plays Naomi, who balances life as a single mother with her career as a homicide detective. She’d do anything for her son, Isaiah.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 14, 2021
Legendary costume designer Ann Roth has been awarded the 2021 Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence In Period Film for her work on Netflix's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Ethel Barrymore Theatre! Learn about Ethel Barrymore herself, shows to have graced the theatre's stage, including An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Chaplin, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Band's Visit, The Inheritance, and many more!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 1, 2021
Bloomingdale Theater Company was founded out of a desire to reestablish human connection during a time when we are more isolated and disconnected from each other than ever. Catch up with BTC founder Connor Chase Stewart as he catches us up on what's up next!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021
As part of their free and ongoing online series, The Cecilia Chorus of New York presents their Music Director Mark Shapiro in a co-curated Zoom collaboration featuring opera choruses, monologues and scenes from the greatest poet-dramatist in the English language.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 1, 2021
As part of their free and ongoing online series, The Cecilia Chorus of New York presents their Music Director Mark Shapiro and actor Chauncy Thomas in a co-curated Zoom collaboration featuring opera choruses, monologues and scenes from the greatest poet-dramatist in the English language.