Hansberry became the first African-American woman to write a play produced on Broadway when her landmark drama A Raisin in the Sun opened March 11, 1959, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Sidney Poitier starred as Walter Lee Younger opposite Claudia McNeil as Lena Younger and Ruby Dee as Ruth Younger.
New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson called the play "honest" and applauded the "bold and stirring performance" from the cast: "A Raisin in the Sun has vigor as well as veracity," he wrote, "and is likely to destroy the complacency of any one who sees it."
Raisin went on to play 530 performances and won the 1959 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. The play was later adapted into a 1961 film featuring most of the original Broadway cast.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You