A Raisin in the Sun TICKETS - Broadway

— Denzel Washington stars in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's classic.


An American classic, A Raisin in the Sun takes place in the late ‘50s in a south side Chicago apartment, chronicling the lives of the members of an African-American family. Matriarch Lena plans to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood when she receives a hefty insurance check. Her son Walter dreams of buying a liquor store and being his own man, and her daughter Beneatha dreams of attending medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face create the drama in this beloved play.

A Raisin in the Sun Cast & Creative

  • Walter Younger Denzel Washington
  • Lena Younger LaTanya Richardson Jackson
  • Beneatha Younger Anika Noni Rose
  • Ruth Younger Sophie Okonedo
  • Joseph Asagai Sean Patrick Thomas
  • George Murchison Jason Dirden
  • Bobo Stephen McKinley Henderson
  • Karl Lindner David Cromer
  • Travis Younger Bryce Clyde Jenkins
  • Written by Lorraine Hansberry
  • Director Kenny Leon
  • Set Designer Mark Thompson
  • Costume Designer Ann Roth
  • Lighting Designer Brian MacDevitt
  • Sound Designer Scott Lehrer

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