The 2014 Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” is set to open this month on April 23rd, but previews have already begun. The plays stars Denzel Washington, Sophie Okenedo and Anika Noni Rose.
Set in 1950s Chicago, “A Raisin in the Sun” centers on the struggling Younger family, who anxiously await a $10,000 insurance check — and the ensuing squabbles over how to spend it. Denzel plays Walter Lee Younger, a chauffeur with dreams of opening a liquor store. The role was originally played by Sidney Poitier in the 1959 production and in the subsequent film in 1961. The Hollywood legend was gracious enough to walk through the part with Washington, whose last Broadway appearance was 2010′s “Fences.”