Sidney Poitier was 32 when he played the upwardly mobile Walter Lee Younger in the original 1959 Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in The Sun (the play that recent Pulitzer winner Clybourne Park so interestingly riffed on). And Sean Combs was 35 when he played it in the 2 ... More >>
At least he didn't in Broadway's Fences revival, as costar Viola Davis reveals in this Theater Talk season sampler of highlights from the PBS discussion show.
Also, remembering the Tonys, even the forgettable parts
The Broadway revival of Fences is star-studded enough, thank you, due to performances by Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. But last night, the celeb wattage increased significantly when Will and Jada Smith walked into the audience.
Who knows what goes on behind the closed doors, locked file cabinets, and day-to-day routines of the NYPD? Other than them, nobody. Which is one of the reasons why one of New York's Finest saw fit to record his life among their ranks, and shed light on some of the darker aspects of those who ... More >>
Living high with Sondheim. Other heroes include Sean Hayes, Denzel. On the other hand, Kelsey Grammer . . .
Denzel Washington comes to Broadway in Fences