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The revival of A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, which is scheduled to open April 3, 2014, will star Oscar winner Denzel Washington as Walter Lee Younger and Tony winner Diahann Carroll as Lena Younger. The play, which focuses on the dreams of a black family in Chicago in the late 1950s- early 1960s, was first produced to acclaim in 1959 with Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee headlining the cast. The 2004 revival starred Sean Combs and Audra McDonald.

Preview: Mar. 8, 2014 Open: Apr. 3, 2014 Status: Closed Jun. 15, 2014

  • CAST

    Walter Lee Younger Denzel Washington Ruth Younger Sophie Okonedo Lena Younger Diahann Carroll Benethea Younger Anika Noni Rose Joseph Asagai Stephen Tyrone Williams George Murchison Jason Dirden Bobo Stephen McKinley Henderson


    Author Lorraine Hansberry Director Kenny Leon Settings Mark Thompson Costumes Ann Roth Lighting Brian MacDevitt

    Lorraine Hansberry’s drama A Raisin in the Sun, which is set on the South Side of Chicago, takes us into the lives and dreams of the a black family, the Youngers. Each member of the Younger family has their own version of the American dream. The matriarch, who is named Lena and called Mama, wants to move to a new home in a better part of the city. Walter Lee, Lena’s son, is a chauffeur who desires to control his destiny and buy his own liquor store. Lena’s daughter, Beneatha, wants to go to medical school and become a doctor. When Len’s deceased husband’s life insurance pays off the family has to struggle to maintain its balance and to ultimate confront a world of prejudice. A Raisin in the Sun is an exceptional and powerful drama.
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