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'A Raisin in the Sun' actresses discuss play's stark resonance
'A Raisin in the Sun' actresses discuss play's stark resonance

In a Broadway season in which revivals have eclipsed new plays it was still a surprise that the American drama that spoke most urgently to our time was Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun." Much has changed since the work first appeared on Broadway in 1959. The passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the subject of Robert Schenkkan's Tony-nominated play "All the Way," to cite one momentous example. Progress has continued, albeit unevenly, since Hansberry's play was last revived on Broadway in 2004, including the election of the nation's first African American president. Who could have predicted that watershed back when Sean Combs was...

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