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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 04:19

Broadway Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN

While it might be Denzel Washington's name which graces the billboards and marquis for the new Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, the spotlight is unchallenged in its focus on the revival's star, Lorraine Hansberry. There is a leaflet in the playbill on Hansberry by James Baldwin entitled "Sweet Lorraine." In addition to this touching ode, an interview with Hansberry is played for the audience in which she discusses the fight to find truth in American mainstream performance in regards to race. With these articulated artistic shortcomings still pervading American culture over half a century following the first Broadway production, it was the egoless intention of the performers to search for this truth and deliver it to a spectacularly game audience.

Published in Broadway

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.

Published in Broadway