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Phylicia Rashad becomes first black actress to win Tony Award for lead role in a play

NEW YORK -- By winning the Tony for best actress in a play, Phylicia Rashad completed a journey started by Claudia McNeil more than four decades ago in the first production of "A Raisin in the Sun." On...

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'I Am My Own Wife' wins Tony award for best play; 'Avenue Q for best musical

...winner Sunday at the Tonys where history was made as Phylicia Rashad became the first black actress to win for a leading...BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Phylicia Rashad, "A Raisin in the Sun." BEST PERFORMANCE BY A...

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Beatty, Lithgow: Left out of 2004 Tony nominations

...didn't get a 2004 Tony Award nomination Monday, but he graciously thanked his co-stars in "A Raisin in the Sun" - Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald and Sanaa Lathan - who received nominations for their work in the hit revival of Lorraine Hansberry's...

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Combs had insight into 'Raisin' role, director says

...debut of its star, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. Two years later, Mr. Combs is back, reuniting with Tony winners Phylicia Rashad and Audra McDonald and Tony nominee Sanaa Lathan for the ABC film version, which premieres at 8 p.m. Monday...

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New sitcom will feature 'positive black family'

...show was my childhood," said Bledsoe, who played middle child Vanessa in the show that also starred Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Lisa Bonet and Keshia Knight Pulliam. "It did so many things. It greatly influenced...

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Sean Combs gets mixed reviews for his Broadway debut

...is making his Broadway debut in the revival, which premiered Monday at the Royale Theatre. Also in the cast are Phylicia Rashad and Audra McDonald, who received better notices than their more-famous co-star. Set in the late 1950s in a rundown...

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In the know

...The show focuses on an imaginative 5-year-old boy living with his father (voiced by Gregory Hines), mother (Phylicia Rashad) and grandmother (Ruby Dee). VIRTUALLY NO SOCIAL LIFE: California's Silicon Valley has surpassed Anchorage...

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'Wicked' and 'I Am My Own Wife' win top Drama Desk Awards

...who played Falstaff. The Shakespeare drama also won for play-revival and for director-play, Jack O'Brien. Phylicia Rashad, who portrays the determined matriarch in the revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," and Viola Davis, a lonely seamstress...

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'Spamalot' gets leading 14 Tony nominations

...Reckless," and Cherry Jones for "Doubt" and Phylicia Rashad for "Gem of the Ocean." Best actor nominees: Billy...Sight Unseen "; Mary-Louise Parker, "Reckless"; Phylicia Rashad, "Gem of the Ocean"; Kathleen Turner, "Who's...

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'Chicago' turning into an international festival on Broadway

...Details about how to obtain tickets appear at the end. -"A Raisin in the Sun." Sean Combs, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad and Sanaa Lathan star in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking drama. Now in previews. Opens April...

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