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'A Different World' Cast To Reunite On HBCU Tour

The cast of A Different World will reunite as they embark on a 10-city tour of HBCUs while celebrating the show's 35+ year legacy.


"A Different World"
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Darryl M. Bell, Charnele Brown, Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Dawnn Lewis, Cree Summer, Glynn Turman and Sinbad will all participate in the tour, as well as producers Susan Fales and Debbie Allen.


Other actors and actresses who starred in the show are Jada Pinkett Smith, Patti Labelle, Diahann Carroll and Loretta Devine. Lisa Bonet played Denise Huxtable but left the show after the first season.


The tour kicks off on February 29 in Atlanta, Georgia at the prestigious Atlanta University Center, which is home to Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College, and will feature panel discussions with the cast and producers. After Atlanta, the tour will arrive in Washington, DC (hosted by Howard University) and Montgomery, Alabama (hosted by Alabama State University and Tuskegee University), in April. Other cities on the tour will be announced at a future date.


A Different World originally aired on NBC for six seasons from September 24, 1987, to July 9, 1993. The series, a spin-off from The Cosby Show, centered on the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional HBCU in Virginia. The tour will serve as both a reunion and an effort to raise money for scholarships to send students to HBCUs.


"The cast of A Different World has come together to celebrate our 35-year legacy and make more history with today's HBCUs and tomorrow's leaders!" Actor Darryl Bell told PEOPLE in a statement.


"Our mission goes beyond nostalgia. We're on a quest to raise awareness and enrollment for HBCUs nationwide. By leveraging the star power and cultural impact of A Different World, we aim to inspire a new generation to choose HBCUs as their academic homes," the A Different World tour's website states. "We're not just telling a story; we're rewriting the narrative."


A Different World is currently streaming on Max.

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