The 2008 television adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun reprised the roles Sean Combs, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, and Sanaa Lathan played in the 2004 Broadway revival, which also was directed by Kenny Leon.
Directed by Kenny Leon, the teleplay is by Paris Qualles. The film debuted at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast by ABC on February 25, 2008. Te cast included ohn Stamos, Sean Patrick Thomas, Bill Nunn, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Sean Combs, Justin Martin, David Oyelowo, Ron Cephas JonesThe television movie was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Made For Television Movie, Phylicia Rashad for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie, and Audra McDonald for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie.
“A Raisin in the Sun.” Directed by Kenny Leon. Sony/ABC Television. 2008. February 25, 2008
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Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun and The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, edited by Robert Nemiroff. With a new Foreword by Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff, a Note by Robert Nemiroff, and critical Essays by Amiri Baraka and Frank Rich. New York: Vintage Books, 1995.
Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay, edited by Robert Nemiroff. With a Foreword by Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff, an Introduction by Margaret Wilkerson and with a Commentary by Spike Lee. New York: Signet, 1995.
Hansberry, Lorraine. Lorraine Hansberry: A Raisin in the Sun. 1969 full cast recording with Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Steve Mitchell, Diana Sands, Claudia McNeil, Zakes Mokae, Harold Scott, Sam Schacht, and Leonard Jackson. Caedmon Records: (TRS342, 1971)
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Hansberry, Lorraine. The Lorraine Hansberry Audio Collection. Includes full cast productions of the 1969 recording of A Raisin in the Sun and 1972 recording of To Be Young, Gifted, and Black. The final selection is Lorraine Hansberry Speaks Out, a collection of seven interviews and speeches recorded between 1959 and 1964. 6 hours. Harper Audio/Caedmon: Abridged edition (April 2009).
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