Raisin

Raisin

by: Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff, Judd Woldin, Charlotte Zaltzberg, Robert Brittan

by: Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff, Judd Woldin, Charlotte Zaltzberg, Robert Brittan

Raisin

Raisin

by: Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff, Judd Woldin, Charlotte Zaltzberg, Robert Brittan

by: Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff, Judd Woldin, Charlotte Zaltzberg, Robert Brittan

Overview

Raisin ran for three years on Broadway and enjoyed a record-breaking national tour. Lorraine Hansberry's classic is transformed into a soulful, inspiring musical as a proud Black family's quest for a better life explodes in song, dance, and incisive human drama.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Lorraine Hansberry

When Lorraine Hansberry’s (1930-1965) A Raisin in the Sun appeared on Broadway in 1959, the artist became, at twenty-nine, the youngest American playwright, the fifth woman, and the only African American to date to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play of the Year. The p ...

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Robert Nemiroff

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Judd Woldin

Charlotte Zaltzberg

Charlotte Zaltzberg (1924-1974) was a Broadway writer and creative consultant who was best known for writing the book for Raisin, the musical version of Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun, for which she received a Tony Nomination for ...

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Robert Brittan

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