Monday, February 25, 2008
NOW: 'A Raisin in The Sun' Premieres
Set your TVs! A Raisin in The Sun premieres tonight on ABC.
A landmark in black theater history, the classic tale gets a fresh new look with stars Phylicia Rashad, Sean P. Diddy Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald and costumes by Gersha Phillips.
Having seen and loved the 1961 version, it'll be hard not to compare the two but we're thankful ABC decided to develop this literary classic after the success of Oprah's 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God adaptation.
If this tradition continues, we'd love to see them tackle some work of the brethren; Richard Wright's Native Son, Ralph Ellison's Invisble Man, or James Baldwins' Go Tell it on the Mountain perhaps...? Hey, we're just putting out there in the hopes that someone at ABC catches it...
Tonight at 8, be sure to pay the Younger family a visit.
related posts: A Raisin In The Sun to Hit the Small Screen, Nov. 2006