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.
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).
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).
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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'The Great Escape' was released on this day (September 11th) in 1995.