Things are heating up as Tony winner Diahann Carroll joins Denzel Washington as mother and son in a now-official Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. The play will begin previews at the Barrymore Theatre on March 8, 2014, with an April 3 opening. Kenny Leon will direct a 14-week limited engagement of the play, through June 15.
Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) will join Carroll and Washington as Ruth Younger, Tony winner Anika Noni Rose (Caroline, or Change) is aboard as Benethea Younger, Stephen Tyrone Williams (Lucky Guy) as Joseph Asagai, Jason Dirden (Fences) as George Murchison and Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences) as Bobo. Additional casting will be announced soon.
This rounds out a pretty sizzling cast as Raisin heads to Broadway!