A Raisin In The Sun

A Raisin In The Sun on Broadway

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“THE ONLY MUST-SEE EVENT OF THIS BROADWAY SEASON.”
The NY Post

OVERVIEW

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 (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 plays – it 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”.

REVIEWS

ONE OF THE FINEST AMERICAN PLAYS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
The Wall Street Journal

THE PLAY THAT CHANGED AMERICAN THEATRE FOREVER.
The New York Times

ONE OF A HANDFUL OF GREAT AMERICAN DRAMAS .”
The Washington Post

NOMINATIONS

2014 Tony Award®

  • Best Revival (*WINNER*)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: LaTanya Richardson Jackson
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Anika Noni Rose
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Sophie Okonedo (*WINNER*)
  • Best Direction (*WINNER*)
  • 2014 Drama Desk Award

  • Outstanding Actor in a Play
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
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