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16th June 2014

Fact: 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 performances of Denzel Washington's Broadway show A Raisin in the Sun. The new production of the Lorraine Hansberry play, which recently won three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play, closed on Sunday (15Jun14) after a limited 14-week run.

31st October 2010

Fact: 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 play, about a struggling African-American family living on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, is scheduled to open at Los Angeles' Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on 25 March (11).

20th February 2008

Quote: "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 he prepares for criticism and praise when his latest role in A Raisin in the Sun airs on U.S. cable TV next week (beg25Feb08).

30th November 2007

Fact: 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).

11th May 2006

Quote: "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 working on new movie A Raisin in the Sun.

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