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Photo Coverage: Inside A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals

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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!

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.

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.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Bridget Moynihan

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Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan

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Tyson Chandler

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Kimberly Chandler and Tyson Chandler

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Judith Jamison

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Tonya Winfield and Dave Winfield

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Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Leon Preston Robinson

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Melissa Leo

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Bart Freundlich and Julianne Moore

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George C. Wolfe

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Samuel L. Jackson

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Aonika Laurent Thomas

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Deborah Roberts

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Cedric 'The Entertainer' Kyles

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Cedric 'The Entertainer' Kyles

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Tonya Lee and Spike Lee

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Debra L. Lee

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Anna Maria Horsford

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Pauletta Pearson Washington

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Michael Strahan

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