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In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun opened last week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below you can check out photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

Set on Chicago's South Side, A Raisin in the Sun revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama.

The production stars LaTanya Richardson Jackson as Lena Younger, Academy Award nomineeSophie Okonedo making her Broadway debut as Ruth Younger, Tony Award winner Anika Noni Roseas Beneatha Younger, Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson as Bobo, David Cromer as Karl Lindner, Jason Dirden as George Murchison,Sean Patrick Thomas as Joseph Asagai, and 13-year-old Bryce Clyde Jenkins, also making his Broadway debut, as Travis Younger. Sophie Okonedo is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Denzel Washington photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
David Cromer photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
LaTanya Richardson Jackson photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Sean Patrick Thomas photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Sophie Okonedo photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
David Cromer photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Denzel Washington photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Denzel Washington photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Denzel Washington photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Denzel Washington photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Denzel Washington photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Denzel Washington photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Sean Patrick Thomas photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Sean Patrick Thomas photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Sophie Okonedo photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Sophie Okonedo photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Sophie Okonedo photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
LaTanya Richardson Jackson photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
LaTanya Richardson Jackson photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
David Cromer photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
David Cromer photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Denzel Washington photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Denzel Washington photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Denzel Washington photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Denzel Washington photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Denzel Washington photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Sophie Okonedo photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Sophie Okonedo photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Sophie Okonedo photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
LaTanya Richardson Jackson photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
LaTanya Richardson Jackson photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
LaTanya Richardson Jackson photographed at Tribeca Rooftop on April 3, 2014 in New York City.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.