Monday, March 31, 2014
Denzel Washington in ‘A Raising in the Sun’ Revival
Directing the play once again is Kenny Leon, who helmed the 2004 Broadway revival (with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan) as well as the ABC-TV movie in 2008. McDonald and Rashad won Tony Awards for their performances. Leon also directed Mr. Washington in his 2010 Tony-winning performance in ‘Fences‘ along with Viola Davis.
The play originally opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 1959 and starred Sidney Poitier (Walter Lee Younger), Ruby Dee (Ruth Younger), Diana Sands (Beneatha Younger) and Claudia McNeil (Lena Younger).
Sidebar: I know Denzel is going to be amazing.