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Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!

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Produced by Scott Rudin, Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington will star as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, opposite film, television and Tony Award-winning stage starDiahann Carroll as Lena Younger, in her first Broadway appearance in over 30 years.The production will be directed by Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon. Previews begin March 8, 2014, with opening night on April 3, 2014 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where the original production of A Raisin in the Sun opened 55 years ago. A Raisin in the Sun is a limited engagement, running 14 weeks only through June 15, 2014.

The marquee just went up at the Barrymore Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there as it was being installed. Check out photos below!

The production will also star Academy Award-nominee Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) making her Broadway debut as Ruth Younger and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose (Caroline, or Change) as Beneatha Younger. Sophie Okonedo is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association.

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 (Denzel Washington), his wife Ruth (Sophie Okonedo), his sister Beneatha (Anika Noni Rose), his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama (Diahann Carroll). 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.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 2014 in New York City.

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
Theatre Marquee installation of Broadway's 'A Raisin In The Sun' starring Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose at the Barrymore Theatre on January 13, 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.