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A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of three generations of a family living and struggling together under one roof. As timely as ever, the play has not been seen on Broadway since its legendary original production. With its powerhouse cast, this new production (directed by Kenny Leon) promises to be a rare Broadway event.


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Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Opens DRIVING MISS DAISY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Gloucester Stage wraps up the 2013 season with Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy from tonight, September 5 through September 22 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Alan Anderson and Lisa Beasley in Court Theatre's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:00PM. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

Court Theatre Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP, 9/5-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:00PM. (more...)

VENUS IN FUR, GROUNDED, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK and More Set for Unicorn Theatre's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Unicorn Theatre announces its 40th season of BoldNewPlays. Forty seasons is a milestone few theatres achieve. The theatre plans to present seven shows that will sweep up audiences on an audacious journey through cutting-edge, provocative and original entertainment. Prepare to experience dramatic highs, shocking revelations and plenty of laughs during seven unique evenings of live theatre. (more...)

Capital Stage Opens 2013-14 Season with CLYBOURNE PARK, Now thru 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Capital Stage opens its 2013-14 Season THE HOMEFRONT with a Sacramento Premiere and the Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. CLYBOURNE PARK is a bitingly funny and fiercely provocative new play about the volatile combination of race and real estate. This ferociously sharp play is inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's popular classic A Raisin in the Sun. CLYBOURNE PARK runs from tonight, September 4 through October 6 with a press opening on Saturday, September 7. (more...)

Stageworks to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Previews Begin 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

A Raisin in the Sun will open on October 4 and run through the 20th, Thursdays to Saturdays at 8PM, and Sundays at 3PM. On October 3rd, there will be a preview in which all seats $10. Opening night on October 4th will be $35, and tickets will include music, drinks and munchies, for the show only, it will be $26.00. All other nights, tickets will be $26.00. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

TimeLine Theatre Company begins its 2013-14 season with the award-winning play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Ron OJ Parson, now through November 17, 2013 at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kenny Leon 'Thankful' to Bring Tupac Musical, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, a new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, titled HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, is on its way to Broadway. Directed by Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun [2004], Fences [2010] The Mountaintop), the project is planned for a Broadway production in the 2013-2014 season, subject to theatre availability. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gloucester Stage's DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

Gloucester Stage wraps up the 2013 season with Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy from September 5 through September 22 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

August Wilson's American Century Cycle, in Staged Readings
by Naomi Serviss - Sep 3, 2013

The acclaimed playwright is being celebrated in staged readings through Sept. 28 at The Greene Performance Space in Lower Manhattan. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 9/01/2013
by BWW - Sep 1, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/01/2013 for Chicago (more...)

Don Warrington & Dona Croll to Star in ALL MY SONS at Talawa Theatre; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

This autumn Talawa Theatre Company and the Royal Exchange Theatre will present a major revival of ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller. The production will star two of the country's most distinguished actors - Don Warrington MBE (RISING DAMP, DEATH IN PARADISE) as Joe and Doña Croll (CASUALTY, DOCTORS) as Kate, and will run from Wednesday 25 September to Saturday 26 October 2013. (more...)

They Make 'Em Laugh!- The Funniest Stars on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 8, 2013

Even the most tragic stories need a bit of comic relief, and that rule that holds up on the Great White Way. Broadway certainly has a sense of humor this season, with hilarity popping up in musicals and plays alike. Below, BroadwayWorld features Broadway stars that are making 'em laugh eight times a week. (more...)

Barbra Streisand's BACK TO BROOKLYN Concert, Encores of OKLAHOMA!, COMPANY & More to Air as a Part of PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

The 2013 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in October with seven weekly programs that highlight Broadway classics, music from around the country, and legendary superstar Barbra Streisand. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Signature's STOP.RESET. with Carl Lumbly, LaTanya Richardson Jackson & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Signature Theatre will present the the world premiere of stop. reset., written and directed by ReGina Taylor, this fall. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs August 20 through September 29, 2013 with a September 8 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Check out a first look at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Present Regional Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK, 8/15-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2013

Dorset Theatre Festival is thrilled to present their fourth and final play of the 2013 summer season, Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, as a co-production with Barrington Stage in the Berkshires. The play will start its run at Dorset on August 15th, and run through the 31st before moving on to Barrington in September. Clybourne Park, a Tony award and Pulitzer Prize winning play which opened to great acclaim on Broadway last year, was written in response to Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun, and portrays events which take place both before and after the events of the Hansberry play, as the residents of a Chicago neighborhood in transition are forced to confront their racial prejudices. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/04/2013
by BWW - Aug 4, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/04/2013 for Austin (more...)

BWW Reviews: UpRise! Productions' RAISIN IN THE SUN Shrivels Due to Avant Garde Treatment
by Jeff Davis - Aug 4, 2013

There are some things in the arts that I never expect to see. One is Harvey Firestein covering a Josh Groban song. Another is Lindsay Lohan winning an Oscar. And another is an avant garde production of A Raisin in the Sun. Well, I guess 2 out of 3 ain't bad. (more...)

The Guthrie Announces Additional Performances of CLYBOURNE PARK, 7/28 AND Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced additional performances for its production of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award winner Clybourne Park-a powerhouse contemporary satire about race and gentrification during the past half century in America written by Bruce Norris. The additional performances are Today, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. and Today, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. Penned in response to Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park has sparked conversation and dialogue across America wherever it has played. Lisa Peterson(Guthrie: Major Barbara, Oedipus) directs this biting American story at the Guthrie after last year's lauded production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

Sam Harris Plays Provincetown's Broadway Series This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

Sam Harris, starred on Broadway in The Producers, Grease and The Life. He was also the first ever Grand Champion of TV's Star Search, and starred in a smash hit Town Hall concert in Provincetown last year. Now, Harris is set to return this summer to join the star-studded lineup of Broadway @ The Art House this weekend, Aug. 3 & 4 for two shows only, with Todd Schroeder at the piano. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Closes Season with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

As the cast of 42nd Street 'shuffles off to Buffalo,' the Weston Playhouse stage is being set for its final show of the season, To Kill a Mockingbird. Written more than half a century ago, Harper Lee's novel remains a beloved bestseller and is quite possibly one of the most influential novels of the 20th Century. Compassionate and deeply moving, the American masterpiece portraying racial injustice in the deep south will grace the Weston Playhouse stage for the first time. (more...)

David Cromer, Bryce Clyde Jenkins & More Join Denzel Washington in A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

Tickets will be on sale exclusively to American Express cardholders from Wednesday, September 4 through Friday, September 20 only for Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, opposite film, television and Tony Award-winning stage star Diahann Carroll as Lena Younger, in her first Broadway appearance in over 30 years. General on-sale will begin on Saturday, September 21. 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. Tickets will be available at www.telecharge.com or by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature Theatre's STOP. RESET.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of stop. reset., running August 20 through September 29, 2013 with a September 8 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Written and directed by Regina Taylor, the play features cast members Michi Barall(Signature's Queens Boulevard, An Oresteia) as Deb, Teagle Bougere (Wings, A Raisin in the Sun) as Chris, Ismael Cruz Cordova ('The Good Wife') as J., LaTanya Richardson Jackson (The Fighting Temptations) as Jan, Carl Lumbly (Jitney, 'Alias') as Alex Ames and Donald Sage MacKay ('Scrubs') as Tim. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK, MACBETH & More Set for Capital Stage's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Fresh off the highly popular and critically acclaimed season of 'Power Plays,' Capital Stage will explore the theme of 'The Homefront' in its ambitious ninth season as Sacramento's home for bold, thought-provoking live theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Endorses NYC Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2013

Click below to watch as Audra McDonald passionately speaks about all of the qualities that make Christine Quinn the perfect mayor for NYC. (more...)

Megan Byrne, Peter Friedman, David Margulies and More Star in Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Critically acclaimed theatre company The Playwrights Realm presents the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). The Hatmaker's Wife marks the first Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) in midtown Manhattan, following previous engagements in several downtown Off-Broadway venues. Previews begin tonight, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5. (more...)

Giovanna Sardelli to Direct Carol Halstead and More in Barrington Stage's CLYBOURNE PARK, 9/26-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the Pulitzer and Tony-winning Clybourne Park from September 26 through October 13, on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. The press opening is Sunday, September 29 at 3pm. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award, Clybourne Park is directed by Giovanna Sardelli (BSC's Muckrakers, Lord of the Flies and The North Pool). (more...)

Mark Blum, Diane Davis and More to Star in Primary Stages' THE MODEL APARTMENT; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Primary Stages continues its 29th season with a new production of their acclaimed 1995 OBIE Award winner, The Model Apartment, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Shipwrecked!, Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends, Sight Unseen). Directed by Evan Cabnet (A Kid Like Jake at Lincoln Center Theater, The Performers on Broadway), the production will feature Mark Blum (The Assembled Parties and Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway), Diane Davis (Old Acquaintance on Broadway, Regrets Only at MTC), two-time Obie Award-winner Kathryn Grody (The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Top Girls, A Mom's Life), and Hubert Point-Du Jour (Angels in America andThe Brother/Sister Plays Off-Broadway). The Model Apartment runs September 24 - November 1 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is Tuesday, October 15 at 7PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/25/2013
by BWW - Aug 25, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/25/2013 for Chicago (more...)

You're Invited to the FALL THEATER PREVIEW PARTY On Wednesday, August 28th!
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 24, 2013

This coming Wednesday night, August 28, 2013, is the FALL THEATER PREVIEW PARTY from BroadwayWorld Chicago. It's from 8:00 pm to midnight, and YOU'RE invited! (more...)

Capital Stage to Open 2013-14 Season with CLYBOURNE PARK, 9/4-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

Capital Stage opens its 2013-14 Season THE HOMEFRONT with a Sacramento Premiere and the Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. CLYBOURNE PARK is a bitingly funny and fiercely provocative new play about the volatile combination of race and real estate. This ferociously sharp play is inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's popular classic A Raisin in the Sun. CLYBOURNE PARK runs from September 4 through October 6 with a press opening on Saturday, September 7. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Stage CLYBOURNE PARK in Rep with A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 10/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

Dallas Theater Center has announced the regional premiere of Clybourne Park, running in rotating rep with A Raisin in the Sun, to launch the theater's 55th season. Clybourne Park will be directed by DTC Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell. Clybourne Park begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Friday, October 4 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Closes Season with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 8/29-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

As the cast of 42nd Street "shuffles off to Buffalo," the Weston Playhouse stage is being set for its final show of the season, To Kill a Mockingbird. Written more than half a century ago, Harper Lee's novel remains a beloved bestseller and is quite possibly one of the most influential novels of the 20th Century. Compassionate and deeply moving, the American masterpiece portraying racial injustice in the deep south will grace the Weston Playhouse stage for the first time. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP, 9/5-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 46th Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Begin. 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre on September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Durang, the renowned author of rollicking comedies such as Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and The Marriage of Bette & Boo, turns Chekhov on his head with this witty and incisive farce. In bucolic Bucks County, Vanya and Sonia fritter their lives away in their family's farmhouse amid regret, angst, and the alarming prophecies of an addled housecleaner. Enter their sister Masha, a self-absorbed movie star with her prized boy toy Spike, and the stage is set for an absurd weekend of hilarity and global warming. Acclaimed director Richard E.T. White returns to Berkeley Rep to stage the laugh-inducing Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a loving homage to Chekhov's themes of heartbreak and hope. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

TimeLine Theatre Company begins its 2013-14 season with the award-winning play that 'changed American theater forever' (The New York Times). A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Ron OJ Parson, runs August 28 - November 17, 2013 (previews today, August 20 - 25) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago. (more...)

Cruise, Carrey Want Star Vehicles on Broadway
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 2, 2013

Following a recent trend of A-list movie actors enjoying successful runs on the Broadway stage, it appears that matinee idol Tom Cruise and funnyman Jim Carrey are now on the hunt for their own shot at the Tony. (more...)

Diahann Carroll Talks RAISIN IN THE SUN & Broadway Return
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 2, 2013

Iconic beauty and legendary stage and screen performer Diahann Carroll remarks on her long-awaited Broadway return in A Raisin in the Sun, co-starring Denzel Washington, as well as the continued popularity of the classic play in a new interview. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/18/2013
by BWW - Aug 18, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/18/2013 for Chicago (more...)

Derrick Weeden Stars in PCPA's CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

PCPA has assembled a stellar cast for this summer's production of the French masterpiece, Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. It plays exclusively in the Solvang Festival Theater under the stars, tonight, August 17 through September 1, 2013. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN to Launch Dallas Theater Center's 2013-14 Season, 9/13-10/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

Dallas Theater Center launches its 2013-14 season with A Raisin in the Sun. Tre Garrett of Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre will make his directorial debut at DTC with this Tony Award-winning play. A Raisin in the Sun begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Friday, September 13 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Present THE GRAPES OF WRATH, Begin. 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Trinity Rep kicks off their 50th Anniversary season with John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the definitive American tale of the strength of family and the human spirit set in the aftermath of the Great Depression. The Grapes of Wrath begins previews September 5, 2013 and runs until October 6, 2013 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Adapted for the stage by Frank Galati, this evocative and deeply affecting stage version promises to lift Steinbeck's novel to new heights of theatrical urgency, especially when married with director Brian McEleney's visceral storytelling style. Part naturalistic epic, part road novel, part inspirational gospel, The Grapes of Wrath boasts a 17 member cast and original folk-rock music from the show's band, 3pile. This production is sponsored by Taco/The White Family Foundation. (more...)

Howard J. Aibel to Receive Leadership Award at Westport Country Playhouse Annual Gala, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Arts advocate and philanthropist Howard J. Aibel of Weston will be honored with the Westport Country Playhouse Leadership Award at the theater's annual fundraising gala on the evening of Monday, September 16. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Alan Anderson and Lisa Beasley in Court Theatre's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:00PM. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

Adrianna Rose Lyons, Robert Neary and More Set for Pasadena Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for the hit Broadway musical revue SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE - THE SONGS OF LEIBER & STOLLER. Directed by Jeffrey Polk, performances will begin September 17 through October 13, with an official press opening on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. at The Pasadena Playhouse. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival Presents Regional Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Dorset Theatre Festival is thrilled to present their fourth and final play of the 2013 summer season, Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, as a co-production with Barrington Stage in the Berkshires. The play will start its run at Dorset tonight, August 15th, and run through the 31st before moving on to Barrington in September. (more...)

Court Theatre to Present Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP, 9/5-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/11/2013
by BWW - Aug 11, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/11/2013 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/11/2013
by BWW - Aug 11, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/11/2013 for Austin (more...)

Producer Scott Rudin Addresses A RAISIN IN THE SUN Age Issues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2013

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 star Diahann Carroll as Lena Younger, on Broadway next spring. Washington's character, Walter Lee Younger, is described in Hansberry's script as 'a lean, intense young man in his middle thirties'. But Washington is 60. Producer Scott Rudin addressed this age difference in an interview published today on Newsday. (more...)

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