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Sophie Okonedo Shines In Broadway’s “Raisin In The Sun”

Sophie Okonedo Shines In Broadway’s “Raisin In The Sun”

By Rachel Kolman April 12, 2014

Sophie Okonedo is stunning in her Broadway debut of “A Raisin In The Sun” opposite Denzel Washington. The British born actress, best known for her role in Hotel Rwanda, stars as Ruth, Walter’s (Washington) distressed, but strong, wife. A review …

Idina Menzel Says She’s ‘Buddies’ With John Travolta Idina Menzel Says She’s ‘Buddies’ With John Travolta

“Adele Dazeen” — better known as Idina Menzel — has long forgiven John Travolta for flubbing her name on live TV at this year’s Academy Awards a few weeks ago. In fact, she says she has only benefitted from the …

Cicely Tyson: ‘The Trip to Bountiful' Airs on TV Cicely Tyson: ‘The Trip to Bountiful' Airs on TV

Horton Foote’s 1953 television play plans to make another TV debut this coming weekend. Lifetime’s rendition, The Trip to Bountiful, will recreate the original story. The story first aired on NBC in 1953 and then went on Broadway the following year. …

Cicely Tyson: Award Winning Role To Air On Lifetime Cicely Tyson: Award Winning Role To Air On Lifetime

For those who didn’t get the chance to see Cicely Tyson in the role that won her a Tony Award last year will get the chance this Saturday. And you won’t even have to leave the house. This Saturday, March …

Carey Mulligan Set To Take The Stage At West End Carey Mulligan Set To Take The Stage At West End

Carey Mulligan has been no stranger to the big screen in recent years, and now she will take her acting skills to the stage, debuting in a play at the West End in London. She will be appearing in a …

Hugh Jackman Returns to Host 68th Annual Tony Awards Hugh Jackman Returns to Host 68th Annual Tony Awards

Hugh Jackman is a man of many talents. He has appeared on film as both a superhero and a romantic lead. He sings, he dances, and is known both on screen and on stage. So it should be no surprise …

LaTanya Richardson Jackson Lands Her Dream Role LaTanya Richardson Jackson Lands Her Dream Role

LaTanya Richardson Jackson, the wife of actor Samuel L. Jackson, has landed her dream role! On Saturday, Richardson Jackson was asked to replace Diahann Carroll, who recently pulled out of the Broadway show A Raisin in the Sun. Richardson Jackson …

Diahann Carroll Pulls Out Of Broadway Play Diahann Carroll Pulls Out Of Broadway Play

Tony Award-winning actress Diahann Carroll was scheduled to return to Broadway for the revival of A Raisin in the Sun , co-starring with Denzel Washington this spring. This was to mark her first time back on Broadway in 30 years. …

Diahann Carroll Leaves ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Diahann Carroll Leaves ‘A Raisin in the Sun’
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Veteran actress Diahann Carroll is a legendary performer with a Tony award to her credit. The talented performer was set to return to Broadway as part of the highly-anticipated revival of A Raisin in the Sun though this is no …

Diahann Carroll Leaves Cast of “A Raisin in the Sun” Diahann Carroll Leaves Cast of “A Raisin in the Sun”
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Diahann Carroll, the 78-year-old actress who had agreed to play Lena Younger in the new Broadway version of A Raisin in the Sun, has decided not to pursue the part after all. According to the production’s spokesman, Philip Rinaldi, Carroll …

Whoopi Goldberg to Lead Neil Patrick Harris Honors Whoopi Goldberg to Lead Neil Patrick Harris Honors
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The Drama League has happily announced that their dear friend Whoopi Goldberg will be hosting their 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway. This year’s benefit gala honors Neil Patrick Harris, the Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy Award winner currently on …

Tupac Shakur Musical In The Making Tupac Shakur Musical In The Making

Tupac Shakur was a beloved icon in the hip hop world, and after dying 18 years ago, his music is finally being used for a musical. He will always be hailed as one of the greatest hip hop artists of …

Carly Rae Jepsen Will Perform on Broadway Carly Rae Jepsen Will Perform on Broadway

Dreams really do come true, especially if you just happen to be Carly Rae Jepsen. The Grammy-nominated pop star is set to appear on Broadway as part of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The “Call Me Maybe” singer recently spoke about …

Carly Rae Jepsen To Make Broadway Debut Carly Rae Jepsen To Make Broadway Debut

Carly Rae Jepsen may be best known for her breakout hit “Call Me Maybe” and her friendship with Justin Bieber, but she’s about to make a name for herself outside of the pop world. The 28-year old is set to …

Carly Rae Jepsen Is Making Broadway Debut Carly Rae Jepsen Is Making Broadway Debut

Grammy-nominated pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen will be making her Broadway debut, this coming year, in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Jepsen will be taking over the part of Cinderella from Laura Osnes, and will complete the 12-week run of the …

Leighton Meester Is Set To Debut On Broadway In 2014 Leighton Meester Is Set To Debut On Broadway In 2014

Leighton Meester, the former teen star, is set to make her debut appearance on Broadway next year. She will join a cast that already has a couple of stars attached to the project, in a revival of Steinbeck’s classic, Of …

Leighton Meester To Make Broadway Debut Next Year Leighton Meester To Make Broadway Debut Next Year

Leighton Meester has played the character Blair Waldorf on the CW’s Gossip Girls for years. Now, she is moving from her previous character’s New York Upper East Side apartment to life on the ranch in her Broadway debut of John …