A RAISIN IN THE SUN 2014
A Raisin in the Sun
Theatre
Ethel Barrymore Theatre (New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.
New York, NY
Schedule
Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday at 3:00pm

Beginning April 8:
Tuesdays: 7:00pm and
Wednesdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Thursdays: 7:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm
Price
$67 - $149
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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 (Bryce Clyde Jenkins) and matriarch Lena, called Mama (LaTanya Richardson Jackson). 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.
Originally produced in 1959, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun was the first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway, where it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. The Washington Post has called it "one of a handful of great American dramas. A Raisin in the Sun belongs in the inner circle, along with Death of a Salesman and Long Day's Journey into Night." The New York Times has hailed it as "the play that changed American theatre forever".

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Walter McBride - April 18, 2014

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! (more...)

President and First Lady Obama Set to Visit A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun just opened last week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). According to Deadline, the show will soon welcome some high profile guests- the Obamas. President Obama and the First Lady are set to attend tonight's performance 'if all goes to plan.' (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Denzel Washington & More in A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 7, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun just opened last week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). 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. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 5, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night after party, where he got to chat with all of the show's stars right after the curtain went down. Join in all of the opening night excitement below! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 4, 2014

The stars gathered last night to celebrate the opening night of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with all of the celebrity guests before they took there seats inside of the Barrymore. Check out interviews with Samuel L. Jackson, Kenny Leon, Spike and Tonya Lee and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - April 4, 2014

The stars gathered last night to celebrate the opening night of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street); the same theatre where the original production of A Raisin in the Sun opened 55 years ago. BroadwayWorld brings you complete photo coverage from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Cast Celebrates Opening!
by Walter McBride - April 4, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon, opened last night, April 3 at 6:45pm at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street); the same theatre where the original production of A Raisin in the Sun opened 55 years ago. A Raisin in the Sun is a limited engagement running through June 15. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Denzel Washington & A RAISIN IN THE SUN Cast Take Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - April 4, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon, opened last night, April 3 at 6:45pm at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street); the same theatre where the original production of A Raisin in the Sun opened 55 years ago. A Raisin in the Sun is a limited engagement running through June 15. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photo's from the cast's first curtain call below! (more...)

Denzel Washington Wants to Return to Broadway 'Every Three or Four Years'
by Movies News Desk - April 4, 2014

Denzel Washington made his triumphant return to the Broadway stage last night in A Raisin in the Sun, which opened at New York's Barrymore Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kenny Leon's Sterling Second Go at A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Michael Dale - April 4, 2014

If Kenny Leon would like to keep on mounting productions of Lorraine Hansberry's riveting classic every decade I'd be most happy to go see them all. (more...)

Review Roundup: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - April 3, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon, opens tonight, April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), the same theatre where the original production of A Raisin in the Sun opened 55 years ago. A Raisin in the Sun is a limited engagement running through June 15. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Broadway Revival with Denzel Washington Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2014

Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway tonight, April 3, starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. This new production began previews nearly 55 years to the day that A Raisin in the Sun had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night for A Raisin in the Sun is tonight, April 3 at 6:45pm. The 14-week limited engagement runs through Sunday, June 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Denzel Washington & More in A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon, opens this Thursday, April 3 at 6:45pm at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street); the same theatre where the original production of A Raisin in the Sun opened 55 years ago. A Raisin in the Sun is a limited engagement running through June 15. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Broadway Revival with Denzel Washington Begins Previews Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - March 8, 2014

Previews begin tonight, Saturday, March 8, at 8pm for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A Raisin in the Sun had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night for A Raisin in the Sun is Thursday, April 3 at 6:45pm. The 14-week limited engagement runs through Sunday, June 15. (more...)

'Always Something Left to Love...' Meet the Full Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - March 7, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow night, Saturday, March 8, for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington, starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A Raisin in the Sun had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Broadway Revival with Denzel Washington Begins Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - March 7, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow night, Saturday, March 8, at 8pm for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A Raisin in the Sun had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night for A Raisin in the Sun is Thursday, April 3 at 6:45pm. The 14-week limited engagement runs through Sunday, June 15. (more...)

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks A RAISIN IN THE SUN on 'Fallon'
by TV News Desk - March 3, 2014

The actor stopped by THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON to talk about his latest project. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: The Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Walter McBride - February 28, 2014

The upcoming Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Kenny Leon, and starring Denzel Washington and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, begins performances Saturday evening, March 8 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (247 West 47 Street). Opening night is Thursday, April 3. The 14-week limited engagement run is scheduled through Sunday, June 15. Below you can check out photos of the company in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

The Greene Space Presents INSIDE LOOK With A RAISIN IN THE SUN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

Inside Look, The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR's special live event series featuring sneak peeks at some of theater's most-anticipated productions, is back this spring with three Broadway premieres and the revival of an American classic. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 19, 2014

The upcoming Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Kenny Leon, and starring Denzel Washington and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, begins performances Saturday evening, March 8 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (247 West 47 Street). Opening night is Thursday, April 3. The 14-week limited engagement run is scheduled through Sunday, June 15. The full company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there to chat with Washington and the rest of the gang about the revival. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

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