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A RAISIN IN THE SUN Keep your eyes glued to @BroadwayBlack for the rest of the day as we honor #LorraineHansberry and her CLASSIC play #ARaisinInTheSun. — Broadway Black (@BroadwayBlack) March 11, 2015 On this day in #BroadwayBlackHistory, in 1959 — Lorraine Hansberry’s classic #ARaisinInTheSun …

The first African American to perform the role of Othello was Ira Aldridge in the 1820’s. Aldridge was born in New York City in 1807. When he was still in his teens, he immigrated to England in the early because he knew that his acting …

While Condola Rashad is gearing up to set fire to the Richard Rodgers Theatre in the Broadway revival of Romeo & Juliet, her predecessor Regina Taylor is preparing to light a fire of her own at the Signature Theatre. Golden Globe Award winning actor and …

Did you know that August Wilson was a poet? Even though his plays are poetry within themselves, this poem is something serious. We listen to it everyday. The way he intertwines his words and makes them weave is incomparable. I hope it does for you …

The first known African American theater was established in 1821 in New York, by Willam Henry Brown. It was called the African Grove (sometimes also known as the African Company) and it provided a place for the first black theater troupe to perform.

Can you believe it was only in 2004 that the first african american actress won the Tony for Best Actress in a play?! That actress would be Phylicia Rashad for her portrayal as Lena Younger in A Raisin in the Sun. Rashad completed a journey …
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