ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — A nonprofit professional theatre and an Alpena high school are collaborating with Central Michigan University's theater department on a series dealing with social injustice...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Profiles of activist Dolores Huerta and writer Lorraine Hansberry are among the Peabody Award winners for documentary programs.
Donald McKayle, Broadway and modern dance choreographer, dies at 87
LOS ANGELES — Donald McKayle, one of the first choreographers to weave the African-American experience into the fabric of modern dance and the first black man to direct and choreograph a Broadway musical (“Raisin”), died Friday, April 6, 2018 at a hospital near his home in Irvine, Calif. He was 87.
His wife, Lea Vivante McKayle, confirmed the death. He was a professor of dance at the University of California, Irvine, for almost 30 years.
As with many adults, the last time Brian Crook read “A Raisin in the Sun,” he was in high school.
Even so, “Raisin” is one of the few Broadway dramas that has remained throughout the decades as part of the American consciousness, and is “as relevant today” as when it debuted on Broadway, Crook pointed out.
KETCHUM — Company of Fools’ 22nd season of theater continues with a production of "Clybourne Park," a searingly funny play by Bruce Norris that won both the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.
Melancholy PBS documentary celebrates playwright Lorraine Hansberry
Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun" is a classic of the American canon, a groundbreaking production that was the first Broadway show to make a serious exploration of African-American life.
Yet, as well-known as it is, its author's tumultuous life - which ended too soon at the age of 34 - has sunk into the haze of history.
Women’s Hall of Fame to induct 10, mark NY women’s vote
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The National Women's Hall of Fame will add 10 inductees this weekend while also celebrating the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in New York.
The Seneca Falls hall in upstate New York, the site of the first women's rights convention in 1848, has inducted a new class of exemplary women every two years beginning in 1973.
Playwright Lorraine Hansberry among women hall of fame class
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — "A Raisin in the Sun" playwright Lorraine Hansberry, former New York first lady and mentoring champion Matilda Raffa Cuomo and autism and livestock advocate Temple Grandin will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame as part of the 10-member class of 2017, the hall announced Tuesday.
Rome Little Theatre presents ‘Clybourne Park,’ ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ and symposium
Rome Little Theatre will join the King Commission and 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia to present a series of performances and events starting Jan. 13.
The two-week event will launch the celebration of MLK weekend and begins with a free production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play "Clybourne Park" on Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. at the DeSoto Theatre.
Seattle Repertory opens the 2016-17 with Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking classic “A Raisin In The Sun.” With the 1959 Broadway debut of “Raisin,” Hansberry became the youngest American playwright, the fifth woman and the only African American to date to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. The play was a landmark, making it impossible for the American stage to ignore African American creativity and subject matter thereafter.