A Raisin In The Sun (Photos)
55 years ago, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun debuted on Broadway and the changed the theatre world forever. It was the first work of theatre written by an African-American woman to ever be produced on Broadway. The story, which is set on Chicago’s South Side, revolves around the dreams and conflicts of an African-American family. When the father of the family passes on and leaves his money behind, the family each discusses their dreams and aspirations despite the tension of prejudice they face in America at the time. The Broadway revival of A Raisin In The Sun stars Denzel Washington in the role of Walter Lee Younger. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a first look at the Broadway revival of A Raisin In The Sun!
A Raisin In The Sun began performances March 8th, 2014 on Broadway. The show is set to officially open April 3rd where it will play a strictly limited engagement of 14 weeks only on Broadway. The show is set to close June 15th. The production is being presented at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre, the exact location where the original production debuted on Broadway 55 years ago. Kenny Leon is director of the revival. Thank you to Brigitte Lacombe for the photos used in this blog post! For more information, visit A Raisin In The Sun on Broadway’s Official Website. Be sure to follow Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!