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Denzel Washington Faced Hecklers On Broadway

6th July 2014

Hollywood actor Denzel Washington faced regular heckling from the audience while he was performing in A Raisin In The Sun on Broadway, according to his co-star Sophie Okonedo.The British actress, who won a Tony Award...

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Fascinating Fact: 4246098

16th June 2014

Hip-hop superstars Ll Cool J and Jay Z and his wife Beyonce were among the celebrities who enjoyed a night out at the theatre on Saturday (14Jun14) as they took in one of the final...

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Denzel Washington's Broadway Play A Raisin In The Sun In Profit

12th June 2014

Denzel Washington's A Raisin In The Sun has joined plays featuring James Franco and Bryan Cranston among the most financially successful Broadway projects this season after recouping the $4.25 million (2.7 million) it cost to...

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Denzel Washington's A Raisin In The Sun A Hit On Broadway

15th April 2014

Denzel Washington's star power has helped make the revival of A Raisin In The Sun a hit on Broadway, with the show earning $1.2 million (£705,446) in its first full week.The latest production of Lorraine...

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Latanya Richardson's Return To Broadway Was Destined

14th February 2014

Samuel L. Jackson's actress wife Latanya Richardson has been given a second chance to strike Broadway gold after she was picked to replace Diahann Carroll in A Raisin In The Sun a decade after she...

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Diahann Carroll Bows Out Of Broadway Return

10th February 2014

Movie and Tv veteran Diahann Carroll has pulled out of plans to make her Broadway return in a revival of A Raisin In The Sun.The 78 year old signed on last year (13) to portray...

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Sophie Okonedo Added To Denzel Washington Play

3rd August 2013

Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo is set to make her Broadway debut opposite heavyweights Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed play A Raisin In The Sun.The Hotel Rwanda star and...

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Diahann Carroll Joining Denzel Washington In Broadway Return

30th July 2013

Tv and movie veteran Diahann Carroll is returning to Broadway for the first time in three decades to portray Denzel Washington's mother in a revival of A Raisin In The Sun.The Training Day actor, 58,...

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Denzel Washington Heading Back To Broadway

28th December 2012

Denzel Washington is reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of Sidney Poitier and Sean '' Combs by starring in a Broadway revival of A Raisin In The Sun.The Hollywood actor won a coveted Tony...

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Fascinating Fact 10232

31st October 2010

Actress PHYLICIA RASHAD is turning director for an upcoming production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN - the play that landed her a Tony Award in 2004 for her role in the Broadway revival. The...

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Combs Ditched Bling Lifestyle For Film Role

25th February 2008

SEAN COMBS swapped his luxurious lifestyle for a more humble existence to prepare for his role in TV movie A RAISIN IN THE SUN. The rapper-turned-actor reprised the role he took to Broadway in 2004...

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The Things They Say 7269

20th February 2008

"I wanna shock the world. People can say whatever they want about me as an actor, but I want them to see the growth." SEAN COMBS is determined to continuously improve as an actor as...

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Fascinating Fact 4392

30th November 2007

The movie version of SEAN COMBS' hit stage revival A RAISIN IN THE SUN will be the first made-for-TV film to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January (08).

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Diddy's Starring Role In New Movie

21st October 2006

SEAN COMBS has reportedly been cast in the lead role in a new film version of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, despite his poor reviews in the Broadway production. The hip-hop mogul will reprise the...

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Theatre Great Richards Dies On His 87th Birthday

3rd July 2006

The lights on Broadway, New York City, were dimmed on Friday night (30JUN06) in a tribute to Tony Award-winning director LLOYD RICHARDS, who died on his 87th birthday on Thursday (29JUN06). Canadian-born Richards was raised...

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Combs To Bring Broadway Play To Tv

23rd May 2006

SEAN COMBS is making the Broadway, New York play A RAISIN IN THE SUN into a television movie. Combs and the main cast from the 2004 musical, including PHYLICIA RASHAD, AUDRA MCDONALD and SANAA LATHAN,...

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The Things They Say 2010

11th May 2006

"I'm just getting better with time. I shouldn't have left you, but I'm back. You don't have to deal with the imitations no more." Rap mogul SEAN COMBS reassures panicking fans he is back and...

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Diddy Stripping Down For Raisin Role

10th May 2006

Rap mogul SEAN COMBS is stripping his lifestyle back to the bare essentials for his upcoming movie A RAISIN IN THE SUN. The BAD BOY FOR LIFE hitmaker starred in the Broadway run of the...

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Diddy To Star In Action Film

4th February 2005

Hip-hop mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS is making another return to acting, after signing up to star in a heist-action comedy. Combs, who has appeared in MONSTER'S BALL and won acclaim in New York...

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P Diddy Desperate To Be Black Bond

4th November 2004

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS is desperate to become the first black man to play legendary secret agent JAMES BOND. The rapper recently wowed New York audiences with his performance in Broadway play...

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Combs Wins Carlito's Way Role Without Auditioning

28th October 2004

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS secured his co-starring role in prequel CARLITO'S WAY: THE BEGINNING without even having to audition for the part. Entrepreneur Combs recently wowed New York audiences with his performance...

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A Raisin In The Sun Director Dies

24th August 2004

A RAISIN IN THE SUN director DANIEL PETRIE has died from cancer at the age of 83. The Canadian-born film-maker, whose movies notoriously explored controversial subjects, died on Sunday (22AUG04) at his Los...

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Combs' Acting Impresses Franklin

2nd July 2004

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS was dumbfounded backstage at his Broadway, New York show A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Wednesday (30JUN04) when soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN personally praised his performance. The hip-hop...

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P Diddy's Independence Treat

25th June 2004

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS is hoping to impress guests of his annual WHITE PARTY on 4 July (04) - he's bringing an original copy of the Declaration of Independence to the bash....

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Illness Keeps Combs Away From The Stage Again

14th June 2004

LATEST: SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS was forced to take another sick day from his hit Broadway play A RAISIN IN THE SUN yesterday (13JUN04), after suffering a stomach ailment. The rap mogul, 34, left...

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Combs Leaves Broadway Performance After Falling Ill

13th June 2004

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS was forced to leave yesterday's (12JUN04) matinee performance of hit Broadway play A RAISIN IN THE SUN after suffering a stomach ailment. Production spokesman BOB FENNELL says the...

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Actress Hails Combs' Crowd Pulling Power

7th June 2004

TONY AWARD-winning actress PHYLICIA RASHAD dedicated her Broadway victory to her A RAISIN IN THE SUN co-star SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS - because she deems him responsible for attracting large crowds and boosting the show's...

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Blaxploitation Legend Dies

26th May 2004

Blaxploitation movie legend LINCOLN KIRKPATRICK has died after a long battle with lung cancer. The 73-year-old actor appeared in more than 40 movies, including UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT and HOODLUM. He also shot to...

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Wicked Picks Up Haul Of Honours

21st May 2004

WICKED, the musical based on characters from THE WIZARD OF OZ, won six DRAMA DESK AWARDS on Sunday (16MAY04), including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Lyrics. STEPHEN SONDHEIM's ASSASSINS took four prizes, including...

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Diddy Wears Cheap Underwear For Broadway Role

21st May 2004

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS chose a bizarre method to get into character for his Broadway role - buying cheap underwear. In A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Combs stars opposite SANAA LATHAN, PHYLICIA...

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