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Ten years after first directing A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway, Kenny Leon is back with a new rendition of the play, starring Denzel Washington and Sophie Okonedo. (Also pictured, from left: David Cromer, Bryce Clyde Jenkins, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Anika Noni Rose). Courtesy of Rinaldi PR hide caption

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Broadway Director Kenny Leon Opens Theater Doors To New Audiences

Leon says he likes to attract diverse audiences, so different cultures rub together in the crowd. This spring, he's directing a revival of A Raisin in the Sun and a new musical inspired by Tupac.

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Why Women Don't Ask For More Money

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How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends

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CEO Mary Barra told Congress that she sits at the helm of the new GM. Is the company new and improved? The answer is complicated. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Just How New Is The 'New' GM?

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Ten years after first directing A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway, Kenny Leon is back with a new rendition of the play, starring Denzel Washington and Sophie Okonedo. (Also pictured, from left: David Cromer, Bryce Clyde Jenkins, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Anika Noni Rose). Courtesy of Rinaldi PR hide caption

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Broadway Director Kenny Leon Opens Theater Doors To New Audiences

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