facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

ABC to make 'Raisin in the Sun' telepic

May 23, 2006 at 7:54 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- Hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs will reprise his Broadway role in the stage classic "A Raisin in the Sun" in an ABC TV movie.

The entire cast of the Tony Award-winning revival of Lorraine Hansberry's play as well as stage director Kenny Leon are on board for the ABC project, Zap2it.com reported Tuesday.

The play about a black family living on Chicago's South Side was the first Broadway show by an African-American woman. The original 1959 cast, including Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Louis Gossett Jr., reprised their roles in 1961 for Hollywood's big screen adaptation of the play.

© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Vanessa Hudgens reunites with 'High School Musical' cast
2
Kate Beckinsale joined by Lucas Till in 'The Disappointments Room'
3
Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga perform homage to Queen
4
Netflix to stream first original French drama series 'Marseille'
5
Ellen DeGeneres' former house sold by Adrian Bellani
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback