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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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July 24, 1991
Robert B. Nemiroff, 61, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer of "Raisin." Nemiroff began as a book and music publisher, but became involved in the theater after his 1953 marriage to playwright Lorraine Hansberry. He adapted "Raisin" in 1974 from her 1959 play called "A Raisin in the Sun" about a Chicago black family. Nemiroff also co-produced Hansberry's "Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" in 1964, and served as her literary executor after she died in 1965. On Thursday in New York of cancer.
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July 24, 1991
Robert B. Nemiroff, 61, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer of "Raisin." Nemiroff began as a book and music publisher, but became involved in the theater after his 1953 marriage to playwright Lorraine Hansberry. He adapted "Raisin" in 1974 from her 1959 play called "A Raisin in the Sun" about a Chicago black family. Nemiroff also co-produced Hansberry's "Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" in 1964, and served as her literary executor after she died in 1965. On Thursday in New York of cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
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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April 3, 1996 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert Nemiroff chose an exciting and fascinating subject for his biographical theater piece, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black." It was his wife, Lorraine Hansberry, whose best-known plays, "A Raisin in the Sun" and "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window," are revived regularly. She probably was the most notable black playwright as the 20th century passed its midpoint. She also was a poet, an activist and a modern woman who fearlessly faced the responsibility her gifts had thrust upon her.
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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."
SCIENCE
January 10, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Hunting for dark matter and dark energy might seem like a losing game to the layperson. Why look for such strange, mysterious stuff, given the heavy costs to build instruments to find them and the seemingly slim chances of discovery? Turns out scientists wonder that about one another too. “Philosophically, what gets you putting so much time and effort … into such a low-probability game?” said Jay Pasachoff, a Williams College astronomer, to a panel of physicists Wednesday at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Long Beach.
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February 10, 2003 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
"Raisin" lives. International City Theatre's revival of the seldom-seen musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" was thrown into turmoil when its star, Nell Carter, died two weeks before the opening. The relatively unknown Carol Dennis took over Carter's role as Lena, the matriarch of a poor Southside Chicago family in the '50s.
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January 30, 1997 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Playwright Lorraine Hansberry was not yet 35 when she died, but she left an indelible mark on American theater. She was the first black woman to have a play produced on Broadway, and that play, "A Raisin in the Sun," won the New York Drama Critics Circle's best play award for 1959. After Hansberry's death in 1965, her husband Robert Nemiroff assembled a collection of her dramatic writings, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black," which continues to be produced.
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November 29, 1986 | CLARKE TAYLOR
Can a black actor be convincing in the title role of Shakespeare's "Henry V"? Can an Asian or Hispanic actor be believable as part of an Anglo family in Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"? Can any "ethnic" actor assimilate into the upper-crust, WASPish society portrayed in Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Story"?
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October 8, 1986 | KAREN KENYON
Psychoanalyst Robert Nemiroff has a creative way of illustrating the female mid-life crisis. He uses the writings of women poets, including Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich, Diane di Prima, Maxine Kumin and Edna St. Vincent Millay. For example, Sexton's poem, "Little Girl, My Stringbean, My Lovely Woman," tells of a mother's awe and wonder at seeing her daughter change into a woman.
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