A COVER STORY: Clybourne Park

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The Broadway engagement of Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park, a play about race and real estate, will begein previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre March 26.

Director Pam MacKinnon's staging, featuring the cast that gave the work its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2010, will open on April 19. This is a limited 16-week engagement.

Tickets can be purchased via telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250.

The work's official website, ClybournePark.com, is now live.

Clybourne Park, inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin the Sun, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and London's Olivier Award for Best Play.

Here's how the play is billed: "Clybourne Park is the wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification."

The reunited Playwrights Horizons cast just completed a critically acclaimed pre-Broadway engagement at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

The includes Crystal A. Dickinson, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton, Christina Kirk, Annie Parisse, Jeremy Shamos and Frank Wood.

The design team features Daniel Ostling (sets), Ilona Somogyi (costumes), Allen Lee Hughes (lights) and John Gromada (sound).

Tickets range $50-$127 (premium seating ranges from $137-$199).

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