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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.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jun. 15, 2014.

Show Overview
A Raisin in the Sun Recoups on Broadway
The Biz
A Raisin in the Sun Recoups on Broadway
Raisin's LaTanya Richardson Jackson Shares Useful Advice
2014 Tony Nominee Secrets
Raisin's LaTanya Richardson Jackson Shares Useful Advice
What Classic Play Did A Raisin in the Sun's Anika Noni Rose Suck In?
2014 Tony Nominee Secrets
What Classic Play Did A Raisin in the Sun's Anika Noni Rose Suck In?
The Obamas Meet the Youngers! See the First Family's Date Night at A Raisin in the Sun
Hot Shot
The Obamas Meet the Youngers! See the First Family's Date Night at A Raisin in the Sun
President and Mrs. Obama Set to See A Raisin in the Sun
News
President and Mrs. Obama Set to See A Raisin in the Sun
Opening Night! The Cast of Raisin on Bringing the Drama Home
Opening Night
Opening Night! The Cast of Raisin on Bringing the Drama Home
Photos! Denzel Washington & the Cast of Raisin Come Home to B'way
Photo Op
Photos! Denzel Washington & the Cast of Raisin Come Home to B'way
Video! Denzel Washington on His Raisin Family & 'Shining Star' Lorraine Hansberry
On the Scene
Video! Denzel Washington on His Raisin Family & 'Shining Star' Lorraine Hansberry
Raisin's Sean Patrick Thomas Talks Denzel, Save the Last Dance & More
Fresh Face
Raisin's Sean Patrick Thomas Talks Denzel, Save the Last Dance & More
A Raisin in the Sun, Starring Denzel Washington, Opens on Broadway
Broadway Ink
A Raisin in the Sun, Starring Denzel Washington, Opens on Broadway
The Evolution of A Raisin in the Sun, From Dream to Broadway Masterpiece
Backstory
The Evolution of A Raisin in the Sun, From Dream to Broadway Masterpiece
Welcome Home, Denzel! Get a First Look at A Raisin in the Sun
First Look
Welcome Home, Denzel! Get a First Look at A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun, Starring Denzel Washington, Begins Performances
Curtain Up
A Raisin in the Sun, Starring Denzel Washington, Begins Performances
Watch Denzel Washington Talk Hanging Picking Up Tips From Original Raisin Star Sidney Poitier
Watch It
Watch Denzel Washington Talk Hanging Picking Up Tips From Original Raisin Star Sidney Poitier
Talking Raisin with Denzel Washington, Anika Noni Rose & More
On the Scene
Talking Raisin with Denzel Washington, Anika Noni Rose & More
See Denzel Washington & the Cast of A Raisin in the Sun in Rehearsal
On the Scene
See Denzel Washington & the Cast of A Raisin in the Sun in Rehearsal
Denzel Washington & the Cast of A Raisin in the Sun Meet the Press
Photo Op
Denzel Washington & the Cast of A Raisin in the Sun Meet the Press
Diahann Carroll Out, LaTanya Richardson Jackson In for Raisin in the Sun
News
Diahann Carroll Out, LaTanya Richardson Jackson In for Raisin in the Sun
Broadway's Next Hot Ticket: Denzel Washington in A Raisin in the Sun Now on Sale
Now On Sale
Broadway's Next Hot Ticket: Denzel Washington in A Raisin in the Sun Now on Sale
David Cromer to Join Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway
News
David Cromer to Join Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway
Diahann Carroll & More Join Denzel Washington in A Raisin in the Sun; Revival Sets Dates at Barrymore Theatre
News
Diahann Carroll & More Join Denzel Washington in A Raisin in the Sun; Revival Sets Dates at Barrymore Theatre
Denzel Washington Confirms Plans to Return to Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun
News
Denzel Washington Confirms Plans to Return to Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun
Will Anika Noni Rose & Sophie Okonedo Join Denzel Washington in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway?
News
Will Anika Noni Rose & Sophie Okonedo Join Denzel Washington in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway?
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