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Watch Compilation From Wendell Pierce-Produced, "Raisin In The Sun"-Inspired Drama "Clybourne Park" (Opens Today)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 19, 2012 at 9:49PM

A new Broadway show we've previously covered, opened TONIGHT after about 2 weeks in previews. And thankfully, I'll get to see it tomorrow actually, Friday night, thanks to the assistance of Mr Wendell Pierce who is one of the show's producers. Looking forward to it! I haven't seen a show on Broadway probably since Fences in 2010.
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Clybourne park

A new Broadway show we've previously covered, opened TONIGHT after about 2 weeks in previews. And thankfully, I'll get to see it tomorrow actually, Friday night, thanks to the assistance of Mr Wendell Pierce who is one of the show's producers. Looking forward to it! I haven't seen a show on Broadway probably since Fences in 2010.

Bruce Norris' 2011 Pulitzer Prize and Olivier Award-winning play, titled Clybourne Park, examines race relations in the 1950s and in modern-day Chicago.

Clybourne Park official opened tonight on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, and the original cast of the 2010 world premiere Playwrights Horizons production, including Crystal A. Dickinson, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton, Christina Kirk, Annie Parisse, Jeremy Shamos and Frank Wood, are also in the Broadway cast of the production.

Synopsis for Clybourne Park, which borrows elements from Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun, reads:

In 1959, the house, which is located in a white neighborhood at 406 Clybourne St. in Chicago, is sold to an African-American family (the Younger family in A Raisin in the Sun). Then, in 2009, after the neighborhood changed into an African-American community, the house is sold to a white couple. It is through this prism of property ownership that Norris' lacerating sense of humor dissects race relations and middle class hypocrisies in America.

The play already had its run on London's West End Wyndham Theater, where it was seen by MsWOO, and she reviewed soon afterward.

Directed by Pat MacKinnon, preview performances for the Broadway premiere began March 26, and it's set to run for a 16-week limited engagement. Tickets are on sale now via Telecharge HERE.

Another play on Broadway for me to hopefully see. And I won't at all be surprised if a film adaptation of the play happens eventually.

And thanks to the PR firm handling the show, we've got a compilation of clips from it, as well as some new still images, all of which you will find below:


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