Productions

A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry’s Landmark Drama.

One of the first dramas on Broadway to examine African-American life on the cusp of the civil rights era. Walter Younger and his mother, Lena, both yearn to move their family out of Chicago’s Southside ghetto. When Lena’s late husband’s insurance check arrives, Lena hopes to use it to buy a house in a white neighborhood – while Walter hopes to invest it in a liquor business.

A Raisin in the Sun Production Image

Creative

  • Playwright
    Lorraine Hansberry
  • Composer
    Dwight D. Andrews
  • Director
    Kenny Leon
  • Choreographer
    Patdro Harris
  • Scenic Design
    Thomas Lynch
  • Costume Design
    Paul Tazewell
  • Lighting Design
    Brian MacDevitt
  • Sound Design
    T. Richard Fitzgerald
  • Hair & Wig Design
    Charles LaPointe
  • Associate Costume Designer
    Austin K. Sanderson
  • Associate Lighting Designer
    Anne McMills
  • Assistant Set Designer
    Charles Cororan
  • Assistant Lighting Designer
    Jason Lyons
  • Assistant Sound Designer
    Carl Casella
  • Production Manager

  • Production Stage Manager
    Michael Brunner

Cast

  • Walter Lee Younger
    Sean Combs
  • Ruth Younger
    Audra McDonald
  • Lena Younger
    Phylicia Rashad
  • Beneatha Younger
    Sanaa Lathan
  • Karl Lindner
    David Aaron Baker
  • Moving Man
    Lawrence Ballard
  • Joseph Asagai
    Teagle F. Bougere
  • George Murchison
    Frank Harts
  • Moving Man
    Billy Eugene Jones
  • Travis Younger
    Alexander Mitchell
  • Bobo
    Bill Nunn
  • George Murchison (Understudy)/Joseph Asagai (Under
    Lawrence Ballard
  • Walter Lee Younger (Understudy)/Bobo (Understudy)
    Billy Eugene Jones
  • Karl Lindner (Understudy)
    Martin Kildare
  • Lena Younger (Understudy)
    Greta Oglesby
  • Travis Younger (Understudy)
    Aaron Pannell

Show Information

  • Preview Date
    March 28, 2004
  • Opening Date
    April 24, 2004
  • Closing Date
    July 9, 2004
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  • Location
    Royale Theatre
    242 West 45th Street
    New York, New York
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  • Drama Desk Award
    Actress in a Play - Phylicia Rashad (Winner)
    Featured Actress in a Play - Sanaa Lathan (Nominee)
    Featured Actress in a Play - Audra McDonald (Winner)
    Best Revival of a Play (Nominee)
  • Theatre World Award
    2004 Theatre World Award - Sanaa Lathan (Winner)
  • Outer Critics Circle Award
    Outstanding Actress in a Play Phylicia Rashad (Nominee)
    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Teagle F. Bougere (Nominee)
    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Audra McDonald (Winner)
    Outstanding Revival of a Play (Nominee)
  • Drama League Award
    Distinguished Revival of a Play (Nominee)
  • Tony Award®
    Outstanding Actress in a Play - Phylicia Rashad (Winner)
    Outstanding Director of a Play - Kenny Leon (Nominee)
    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Audra McDonald (Winner)
    Outstanding Revival of a Play (Nominee)

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