A Raisin in the Sun

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Union Square Theatre

(New York, NY)
100 E. 17th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Initial casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary revival of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park. Oliver Kaderbhai directs a cast including Michael Fox (Jim / Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev / Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert / Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Since 2012, award-winning actor and director Brandon J. Dirden has made an artistic home at Two River Theater, appearing on the theater's Red Bank stage in five productions and making his directorial debut in 2015 with August Wilson's Seven Guitarsa?"a production that NJ Monthly raved a?oepoignantly captures the joys and sorrows that are the signatures of Wilson's work.a??
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
This Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama will be presented at Virginia Rep's November Theatre (114 West Broad Street) beginning February 7th, 2020 with two preview performances on Wednesday, February 5th and Thursday, February 6th. August Wilson's powerful masterwork will be onstage through March 1st. Fences is presented as part of the Acts of Faith Festival. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
The Long Goodbye, a one woman play written, produced and performed by actor Mattilynn Rochester Kravitz, is a universal hero's journey of love, forgiveness, and understanding all tied up with the bow of Alzheimer's. The multi-character show, presented by Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles, explores the irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and skills, through a tumultuous mother and daughter relationship. The Long Goodbye opens on Friday, January 31 at 8pm, PT. at the Whitfire Theatre located at 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Palm Beach Dramaworks, the West Palm Beach theater which won the most Carbonell Awards of any theater in 2018, is now the most-nominated theater for 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
At the opening of the 2019 - 2020 season production of Violet, Artistic Director Joseph C. Walsh announced the seven shows for Garden Theatre's 13th season. Current subscribers may renew their subscriptions immediately. New subscriptions begin at $90 and go on sale March 18. All tickets go on sale May 13.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2020
Earlier this week, Roundabout Theatre Company brought Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, A Soldier's Play, to Broadway for the very first time. At the helm of the new production is Kenny Leon, directing the eleventh Broadway project of his career.
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2020
The star of 'The Soldier's Play' on Broadway, David Alan Grier, points out that he was in the play's original cast in 1981 alongside such future superstars as Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Oren Safdie, a nationally celebrated playwright of contemporary architecture culture, will have his play, Color Blind, presented as a staged performance at the Center for Architecture in New York. The play was featured at the 2019 Symposium on Race & Architecture at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and recently won the Kevin Tierney Prize for best new English language play in Quebec.
by Krista Garver - Jan 23, 2020
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020
Blair Underwood talks about what happened when he showed his family the set of 'A Soldier's Play' on Broadway.
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 22, 2020
The American Airlines Theatre was the place to be last night as Charles Fuller's A Soldier's Play finally opened last night on Broadway, almost four decades after it premiered off Broadway. 'The reason I wanted to do it was to get to speak these words that Charles Fuller wrote. We get to mine and uncover themes of racism, identity, love of country, an hatred of self,' says leading man Blair Underwood. 'To be able to do that in such an incredible play, that has won a Pulitzer for a good reason... it's exciting every night.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
You and your guest will meet Audra McDonald with tickets to her April 11 performance at Verizon Hall's Kimmel Center in Philadelphia!
by Walter McBride - Jan 22, 2020
A Soldier's Play opened last night on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). Check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows!
by Walter McBride - Jan 22, 2020
A Soldier's Play opened last night on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). Check out photos from the opening night red carpet!
by Review Roundups - Jan 21, 2020
A Soldier's Play opens tonight on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre.
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2020
David Alan Grier was a guest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about starring in A Soldier's Play on Broadway. During the interview, Grier talks about how this is his third round with the show, as he previously starred in the off-Broadway production and the film adaptation. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Considered by many to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, Pittsburg Community Theatre presents a?oeA Raisin in the Sun; Lorraine Hansberry's powerful drama, beginning Saturday, February 22, 2020 for two weekends at the California Theatre in Old Town, Pittsburg. Production supervisor Michael Wilson indicated he was a?oethrilled with this show selection especially as a way to celebrate Black History Month and to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the premiere of a?oeA Raisin in the Sun.a??a??
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 18, 2020
'What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Shane Peterman, Producing Artistic Director, today announced details of the Company's 2020-2021 Season. This season marks the 25th for WaterTower Theatre, and the second season programmed by Producing Artistic Director Shane Peterman & Associate Producer Elizabeth Kensek.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Shane Peterman, Producing Artistic Director, today announced details of the Company's 2020-2021 Season. This season marks the 25th for WaterTower Theatre, and the second season programmed by Producing Artistic Director Shane Peterman & Associate Producer Elizabeth Kensek.
by Walter McBride - Jan 17, 2020
Previews are currently underway for A Soldier's Play, which opens officially on January 21, 2020. This is a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Raue Center For The Arts has announced 'Where Am I Going?' featuring Chicago cabaret artist and Williams Street Repertory favorite, Sierra White. Experience an intimate night of music and storytelling at 8 p.m. on February 7, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Critically-acclaimed actors André Holland and Phylicia Rashad visit 92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center on Tuesday, February 18 at 8 pm to pay tribute to author Toni Morrisona?"with a dramatic reading of Morrison's last book, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations. The actors will read selections from the book, curated by Morrison scholar and Columbia University professor Farah Jasmine Griffin, and commissioned by 92Y.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Emmy, Grammy, and six-time-Tony-Award-winning Broadway star, Audra McDonald, will headline the Theatre Under The Stars Gala 2020 at The Omni Houston Hotel on Saturday, March 28 at 6:30pm.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2020
Today's top stories: My Name is Lucy Barton officially opens tonight, and more!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 14, 2020
Previews are underway for A Soldier's Play, which opens officially on January 21, 2020. This is a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Previews are underway for A Soldier's Play, which opens officially on January 21, 2020. This is a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 12, 2020
The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN will open Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The show will run in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at OCP from Jan. 17 through Feb. 9. Performances will be held Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
by Alan Portner - Feb 8, 2020
Still planning your special holiday evening out with your best girl or guy? Kansas City has lots to offer. There can be over four hundred places to hear live music in Kansas City and multiple opportunities to see a great stage show. Here are just a few of the stage shows available to you and your sweetie. Tickets are available on the websites of the named theatres.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 7, 2020
The wonderful and talented employees of Feinstein's/54 Below are at it again! A new edition of the infamous 54 DOES 54 staff show is coming up in a few days, and Stephen Mosher wants to get to know these gifted artists, so he sent each of them four questions to answer about their lives in show business.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
From his initial recognition as a young jazz lion, he has expanded his vision as an instrumentalist, composer, bandleader and educator, crossing stylistic boundaries while maintaining an unwavering creative integrity. In the process, he has become an avatar of contemporary artistic excellence.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
In honor of Black History Month, Theatre Arlington will present Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning play, A Raisin in the Sun, opening on Friday, February 14th. This groundbreaking play is inspired in part by Hansberry's real-life experiences when her parents purchased a house in a a?oewhite neighborhood.a?? It is the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s and the Youngers have received a $10,000 insurance check and each of the adult members of the family has an idea of what they would like to do with the money. Three generations of the family are in conflict: Lena, the matriarch, dreams of moving to a better neighborhood; her son, Walter Lee, dreams of buying a liquor store; daughter Beneatha longs to attend medical school. As the Youngers argue over the best plan, this play brought to light many issues that were rarely discussed at the time, such as women's rights, inequality and lack of opportunity.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
UC's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) continues its new CCMONSTAGE Play Series with Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park, running Feb. 13-16, 2020, with a preview performance on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Dubbed 'vital,' 'sharp-witted' and 'ferociously smart' by the New York Times, Clybourne Park imagines events in a typical American neighborhood and reveals that underneath a family home, racial fault lines run deep and wide.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Coming soon to the New York Theatre Festival is Les Boîtes Noires, running February 17, 19 and 22 at the Hudson Guild Theater.
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 27, 2020
MCC Theater will soon present the World Premiere of Nollywood Dreams by Jocelyn Bioh (MCC Theater's Burnt Umber Playwright-In-Residence) with direction by Saheem Ali. The cast will feature Charlie Hudson, III (A Raisin in the Sun), Outer Critics Circle and Lortel Award nominee Nana Mensah (Man From Nebraska), Sandra Okuboyejo (Hamilton, Chicago), Ade Otukoya ('Shades of Blue'), Emana Rachelle ('Insecure'), and Abena Mensah-Bonsu.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the company for Toni Stone, written by Arena alumna resident playwright Lydia R. Diamond. Set in the 1950s, Toni Stone was the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play professionally in a men's league. Against all odds, Stone blazed a path in the male-dominated sports world, shattering expectations and creating her own set of rules.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Not-for-profit 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. The student winner of the prize receives a $2,500 award and a reading of their work in New York City, with a $500 award to the professor of the course in which the inspiring play was taught.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The 46th Season at People's Light invites you to revisit old favorites, find fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and be part of groundbreaking new theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents ORESTES 2.0 by Charles L. Mee and directed by Joseph Hendel.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
In 'Grandma's Quilt' by Karen A. Brown, an elderly poor, unpretentious Black woman in rural Arkansas is sewing a quilt as the final act of her life. Each scrap of material is a prism into a chapter of her family's past. As she reflects on each period, she transforms into younger versions of herself to lead us through the history that she intends to pass on to her granddaughter. One actress portrays the old woman at six points in her life as well as the granddaughter. Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present the play's New York premiere March 11 to 21 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. Two performers will share the unusual acting challenge of playing what is essentially seven characters: author Karen A. Brown from March 11 to 14 and actress Deidre Monique Benton from March 18 to 21. Director is Anthony Jay Hamilton.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Full casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary revival of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park. Oliver Kaderbhai directs Alisha Bailey (Francine/Lena), Maddy Hill (Betsy/Lindsey), Andrew Langtree (Karl/Steve), and Richard Lintern (Russ/Dan), who join the previously announced Michael Fox (Jim/Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev/Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert/Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced Beyond the Uniform: Realizing Military Life Onstage in A Soldier's Play, a special post-show discussion with the production's military consultant, Christopher P. Wolfe (Columbia University, U.S. Military Academy at West Point), moderated by Anna Morton (Roundabout's Literary Manager), on Tuesday, February 18 at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Kennedy Center will hold its 2020 gala on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:30pm. Join The Kennedy Center for an intimate dinner and unforgettable Gala concert with Tony, Emmy, and Grammya?"winning artist Audra McDonald and Tony-winning artist Brian Stokes Mitchell.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Carl Cofield, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), March 13a?"April 4. Opening Night is March 19.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced today the complete casting for the World Premiere of Nollywood Dreams by Jocelyn Bioh (MCC Theater's Burnt Umber Playwright-In-Residence) with direction by Saheem Ali.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
BroadwayWorld reported yesterday that a production of A Streetcar Named Desire is headed to Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer, starring Audra McDonald and Bobby Cannavale. Now, Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced the complete 2020 summer season for Williamstown Theatre Festival, which includes four world premiere plays, a world premiere musical, and more.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Inspired by a true friendship, Deborah Brevoort's My Lord, What a Night produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF - Central Florida's largest professional theater company, runs from March 18 - April 26, 2020.