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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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Two hours and 50 minutes

Royale Theatre


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242 W. 45th St. Seating Chart
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by Jared Fessler - May 8, 2022
See what BWW's critic thinks about this production.
by Jared Fessler - May 6, 2022
'What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?' In 1951, poet Langston Hughes posed these questions, and Lorraine Hansberry answered with a theatrical masterpiece that broke down racial barriers both on and off the stage. The play follows the three-generation Younger family as they grapple with different definitions of the American dream and how to achieve it. When the matriarch, Lena, buys a home in an all-white neighborhood, the Youngers are greeted by thinly veiled racism and financial pitfalls that threaten to pull the family apart and push their dreams out of reach.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022
Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. will present the award-winning Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, directed by Ron Jones.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
The Public Theater and National Black Theatre will begin previews on Thursday, May 12 for the upcoming New York Premiere of FAT HAM, written by James Ijames and directed by Public Theater Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
Historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, star of Broadway’s The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Carousel, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and HBO’s The Gilded Age, opens the Town Hall series on May 29 with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host.
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2022
It's been a tumultuous marriage with long-term effects. Now, Norma and Spicer must grapple with the impact of their decisions. Starting May 12, KC Melting Pot Theatre presents Lewis Morrow's Begetters, a drama that brings family conflict, grief, trauma, and the power of counseling to center stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022
Long Wharf Theatre yesterday announced the launch of its 2022/2023 season, “Everywhere for Everyone.” Under its new model, audiences will see programming radiating out from the institution's storied home at 222 Sargent Drive and into communities across Greater New Haven.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
The Kennedy Center engagement of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony® winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, will play the Kennedy Center’s Opera House, June 21–July 10, 2022. Find out how to get tickets, who is in the cast and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
New York Theatre Workshop announced today that Patricia McGregor will succeed James C. Nicola as Artistic Director, following a yearlong search led by ALJP Consulting and a dedicated search committee of artists, staff and Trustees.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
Alliance Theatre is presenting the world premiere musical, Trading Places. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2022
The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Drew Levy!
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
National Players, America's longest-running touring theatre company, returns to its home base at Olney Theatre Center with performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream (May 31 & June 1) and A Raisin in the Sun (June 2-4) in the 1938 Original Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
Today, The Lillys announced the launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative, which aims to honor the great American playwright and civil rights leader's legacy while investing in those following in her footsteps.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022
Today, The Lillys announced the launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative, which aims to honor the great American playwright and civil rights leader’s legacy while investing in those following in her footsteps.
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2022
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the set of Alliance Theatre's world premiere musical, Trading Places. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022
Two River Theater has announced an exciting theatrical season, featuring world premiere work as well as plays with some of American theater’s most lauded talents.
by BWW Staff - May 2, 2022
Atlanta is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.
by Brett Cullum - May 18, 2022
You may know about FROZEN coming to the Hobby Center from Broadway Houston, or the Alley Theatre prepping for a new musical by Duncan Sheik named NOIR… but what are some of the gems out there from smaller companies that offer just as much air conditioning and some of the best acting in Houston? I’ve got you covered with four spotlights if you are interested.
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022
As part of its thirteenth season, Unexpected Stage Company presents Sophisticated New Ones by Keith Powell (This Is Us, 30 Rock), directed by Dawn Thomas Reidy (Raisin in the Sun at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company). The production will run June 15 to July 3 in the Fireside Room, an intimate 30-seat venue, at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, located at 6301 River Road in Bethesda. The production will also be offered virtually.
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022
On March 11th 2020 Mint Theater Company completed casting for their next production, the long delayed American premiere of Chains by Elizabeth Baker, scheduled to open that May.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022
After celebrating its 25th Anniversary in residence at Theater Wit—a season that featured the world premiere, acclaimed hit Relentless, which went on to an extended run at Goodman Theatre—the company will return to its longtime home in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood, located at 615 W. Wellington Avenue, for three productions.
by Michael Major - May 11, 2022
Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba, Anthony Mackie, Martin Freeman, Nick Robinson, and Hillary Baack will star in a new film adaption of Bruce Norris' Claybourne Park. Tony-nominee Pam MacKinnon is also set to direct the new film. The play premiered on Broadway in 2012, winning the Tony Award for Best Play.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022
Acclaimed playwright and director Wesley Enoch (Appropriate) will direct celebrated American classic – Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun – when it has its long-awaited Australian mainstage debut at Sydney Theatre Company this August.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022
To close out their 2021-2022 season, American Stage is presenting the groundbreaking play The Dutchman at the Raymond James Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2022
SDCF announces the host theatre for its 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency program: Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Applications are being accepted now for a Resident Artist, who will be mentored by Actors Theatre of Louisville's Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming for one year while also undertaking their own artistic projects at the host theatre.
by Brett Cullum - Jun 6, 2022
In the end they still managed to produce a show that asks the hard questions, never flinches from the truth, and captures perfectly what it means to be human. Imperfections be damned.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022
Take a look at the teaser trailer for the world premiere musical Trading Places at Alliance Theatre! Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable. The cast is led by Aneesa Folds and Bryce Pinkham.
by Michael Major - Jun 3, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced the cast and creative team for the highly anticipated world premiere of The Notebook, a new musical based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the iconic film.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022
Sweet Talk Productions has announced the world premiere of Remembering the Future, an existential comedy by Peter Lefcourt. Produced by Racquel Lehrman, Theatre Planners, and directed by Terri Hanauer, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) two-time Emmy Award-winner Michael Corbett, Fatima El-Bashir (Nick Musleh's Love's Labours Lost), David Jahn (General Hospital), Andrew Neaves (The Upshaws on Netflix), and Tarina Pouncy (Fountain Theatre's Human Interest Story, Rogue Machine's Les Blancs).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022
To close out their 2021-2022 season, American Stage is presenting the groundbreaking play The Dutchman at the Raymond James Theatre.
by Jason Davis - Jun 20, 2022
What did our critic think of A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Susquehanna Stage?
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022
On June 14, 2022, Flux Theatre Ensemble will launch Our Options Have Changed, an interactive audio experience, created by lead artists Corey Allen, Emily Hartford, and Will Lowry, based on an idea they developed with Jason Tseng. Our Options Have Changed is accessed by cell phone and available 24/7. 
by Gil Kaan - Jun 14, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022
The Public Theater announced the schedule today for The Public’s 2022-23 Season at the Public Theater. Learn all about the shows, schedule and how to get tickets.
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022
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by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022
The cast has been announced for A Medusa Thread. A partnership with NY Classical Theatre and the West Harlem Art Fund on Governors Island in Nolan Park (Building 10B) for FREE -- Saturday, June 25th at noon.
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022
The 2022 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or six!) - amongst them, they've gathered a total 61 awards!
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by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022
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by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2022
The Alliance Theatre will present the world premiere of TRADING PLACES. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, TRADING PLACES is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable. Billie Rae Valentine, a savvy hustler down on her luck, and Louis Winthorpe III, a minted commodities-trading firm director, have their lives deliberately switched by the devious Duke brothers to settle a petty bet in an outrageous debate of nature versus nurture.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will stage Samm-Art Williams’ HOME – one of the most honored plays exploring the Black experience in America - from June 4 -19.

A Raisin in the Sun Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of A Raisin in the Sun have their been?
A Raisin in the Sun has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1959, Off-Broadway which opened in 1986, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004 and Broadway which opened in 2014.

What Tony Awards has A Raisin in the Sun been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play for David Binder, Best Revival of a Play for Vivek J. Tiwary, Best Revival of a Play for Susan Batson, Best Revival of a Play for Carl Rumbaugh, Best Revival of a Play for Ruth Hendel, Best Revival of a Play for Arielle Tepper, Best Revival of a Play for Jayne Baron Sherman, Best Revival of a Play for Dede HarrisBest Revival of a Play for Barbara Whitman and Best Revival of a Play for Cynthia Stroum.

What other awards has A Raisin in the Sun been nominated for?
Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Kenny Leon, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Raisin in the SunOutstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Sanaa Lathan.

What other awards has A Raisin in the Sun won?
Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Kenny Leon Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Sanaa Lathan.

What productions of A Raisin in the Sun have their been?
A Raisin in the Sun has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1959, Off-Broadway which opened in 1986, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004 and Broadway which opened in 2014.

What awards has A Raisin in the Sun been nominated for?
Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Kenny Leon, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Raisin in the SunOutstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Sanaa Lathan.

What awards has A Raisin in the Sun won?
Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Kenny Leon Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Sanaa Lathan.