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January 9, 1989 | NANCY MILLS
Since Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" opened on Broadway 30 years ago, launching Sidney Poitier's career, the play has become a classic. At least 100 American productions are mounted every year. But no one has ever seen the full three-hour version--until now. PBS' "American Playhouse" will begin its 1989 season with the first uncut version of the play, starring Danny Glover and Esther Rolle.
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December 18, 2003 | From Associated Press
Sean Combs, better known as rap star P. Diddy, will make his Broadway acting debut this season in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," Lorraine Hansberry's drama about a black family moving into an all-white Chicago neighborhood. The production, to be directed by Kenny Leon, is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-April, according to producer David Binder. Binder said he contacted Combs after a mutual acquaintance suggested Combs "was interested in doing serious, challenging work in the theater."
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December 18, 2003 | From Associated Press
Sean Combs, better known as rap star P. Diddy, will make his Broadway acting debut this season in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," Lorraine Hansberry's drama about a black family moving into an all-white Chicago neighborhood. The production, to be directed by Kenny Leon, is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-April, according to producer David Binder. Binder said he contacted Combs after a mutual acquaintance suggested Combs "was interested in doing serious, challenging work in the theater."
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January 9, 1989 | NANCY MILLS
Since Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" opened on Broadway 30 years ago, launching Sidney Poitier's career, the play has become a classic. At least 100 American productions are mounted every year. But no one has ever seen the full three-hour version--until now. PBS' "American Playhouse" will begin its 1989 season with the first uncut version of the play, starring Danny Glover and Esther Rolle.
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February 8, 2003 | F. Kathleen Foley, Special to The Times
Time flies when you're at the cusp of a sweeping social movement. First produced off-Broadway in 1969, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black," a sweeping sampling from the letters, memoirs and plays of Lorraine Hansberry, now celebrates its 35th anniversary with a revival at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. In 1959, the then-29-year-old Hansberry vaulted to fame with the premiere of "A Raisin in the Sun."
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February 1, 1995 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Before August Wilson began his monumental cycle of plays describing the black experience in 20th-Century America, Lorraine Hansberry foreshadowed his work with her powerful dramatic classic, "A Raisin in the Sun." The play outlines what it was like being black and trying to better oneself at the beginning of the civil rights movement. One of its achievements is reminding us that things haven't changed that much in the intervening decades. Roosevelt Blankenship Jr.'
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May 12, 1986 | PAMELA MORELAND, Times Staff Writer
Classrooms can be plush or barren. Students can be highly gifted or dim-witted. Instructors can have state-of-the - art teaching materials or dog-earred textbooks. None of these things matter. If the teacher is good, students will learn. In the past few months, the education spotlight has turned to teachers. Last fall the California Commission on the Teaching Profession issued a report that called for giving teachers more control over their profession. It also advocated career ladders to make it possible for veteran teachers to earn up to $57,000 a year.
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September 16, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
The hills will be alive with the sound of Tony winners, when NBC's new production of "The Sound of Music" is broadcast Dec. 5. NBC announced Monday that stage veterans Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle have joined the cast, alongside the previously announced Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer as Maria and Capt. Georg Von Trapp. Five-time Tony winner McDonald (“The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,” “A Raisin in the Sun") will play Mother Abbess. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Benanti, who won a Tony for her turn as Louise in the 2008 revival of “Gypsy” starring Patti Lupone, will portray Elsa Schrader, the fiancée of Von Trapp.
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