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Lorraine Hansberry | Lorraine Hansberry

jewelle-gomez's picture
I didn’t start out to write a play with Lorraine Hansberry in it, let alone Hansberry in a tight sweater and Capri pants!  My friend Harry, from my old theatre days in NYC asked me to write something about James Baldwin. Five years later we’re about to open ‘Waiting For Giovanni’ a two act play (...
steve-hauk's picture
Lorraine Hansberry. ``A Raisin in the Sun.'' A play about a black family integrating a Chicago neightborhood. First play on Broadway by a black female playwright. That was 1959. The film followed in 1961 starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Diane Sands. Hansberry had one more play: ``The Sign in...
aberjhani's picture
Many modern audiences first became familiar with the name Nina Simone in 2005 after Canadian singer Michael Buble' recorded her 1965 hit song, "Feeling Good," and which finalists on the popular American Idol television show sang before world audiences in 2007. However, long before Buble'...