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RAISIN IN THE SUN AMEX on Sale Begins Sep 4; Cromer and Jenkins Join Cast

TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4 EXCLUSIVELY TO
AMERICAN EXPRESS® CARDHOLDERS


GENERAL ON-SALE BEGINS SEPTEMBER 21

DENZEL WASHINGTON
in

LORRAINE HANSBERRY’S
A RAISIN IN THE SUN

DIAHANN CARROLL

DIRECTED BY
KENNY LEON

PRODUCTION ALSO STARS
SOPHIE OKONEDO, ANIKA NONI ROSE

STEPHEN TYRONE WILLIAMS, JASON DIRDEN
AND STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON

DAVID CROMER AND BRYCE CLYDE JENKINS
JOIN THE CAST

14 WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 8, 2014
OPENING NIGHT APRIL 3, 2014
BARRYMORE THEATRE

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.

The production will also star Academy Award®-nominee Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) making her Broadway debut as Ruth Younger, Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose (Caroline, or Change) as Beneatha Younger, Stephen Tyrone Williams (Lucky Guy) as Joseph Asagai, Jason Dirden (Fences) as George Murchison, and Tony Award®-nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences) as Bobo. 

Newly announced to join the cast are David Cromer, who directed and starred in the Obie Award-winning production of Our Town and has also directed acclaimed productions of Tribes, The House of Blue Leaves and The Adding Machine, as Karl Lindner, and 13-year-old Bryce Clyde Jenkins, (The To-Do List, Easy A), who will make his Broadway debut as Travis Younger. 

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”.

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 (Diahann Carroll).  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. 

Scenic design is by Mark Thompson.  Costume design is by Ann Roth.  Lighting design is by Brian MacDevitt.  

A RAISIN IN THE SUN will be produced by Scott Rudin

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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House. His photography work can be previewed at https://andrewmcgibbonphotography.com.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

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