Rasin in the Sun with Denzel Washington

Rehearsals haven’t even begun and already one of the hottest tickets in town this spring is the newest Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun

, led by bona fide movie star (and Tony-winning stage actor) Denzel Washington. Tickets are now on sale for Lorraine Hansberry’s all-American classic, set to start previews at the Barrymore Theatre on March 8 and run through June 15.

Washington is joined by Diahann Carroll, Anika Noni Rose, Sophie Okonedo, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Jason Dirden, Stephen McKinley Henderson, David Cromer and Bryce Clyde Jenkins. The company will be led by Tony-nominated director Kenny Leon, who previously directed Washington to his first Tony in  the 2010 revival of Fences


A Raisin in the Sun

 takes place in the late ‘50s in a south side Chicago apartment. The play (the title is taken from a Langston Hughes poem) chronicles the lives of the members of an African-American family, specifically matriarch Lena (Carroll), who plans to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood when she receives a hefty insurance check. Her son Walter (Washington) dreams of buying a liquor store and being his own man, and her daughter Beneatha (Rose) dreams of attending medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face create the drama in this beloved play.



Grab your tickets now for the latest production of this classic Broadway drama!

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  • Teri

    Thoroughly enjoyable.

    May 19, 2014

  • Barbara

    It was great. Thank you miss jones for organizing it.

    May 19, 2014

  • Sandra A S.

    As expected fabulous!!

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Gwen M

    Wonderful!

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Dottie

    Wonderful play. Thank you Ms. Jones.

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Dayna K.

    Wonderful show, amazing cast. Denzel was superb & the rest of the cast just as wonderful. Thank you Ms. Jones for an unforgettable afternoon of theatre

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Ida

    See photo of Denzel outside stage door

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Ida

    Thanks so much Miss Jones for arranging this for us. It was outstanding!

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • sharon

    Wow, why a wait list? Three people have advertised available tickets and all three have been snagged up by one person who now has 4 tickets.

    May 15, 2014

    • sharon

      Karen...thank you but I eventually went on telecharge and purchased a full price ticket for next Wednesday....Sharon

      May 16, 2014

    • Vanessa

      I would like the ticket if its still available.

      May 17, 2014

  • Teri

    What time should we be in front of the theater?

    May 17, 2014

  • Jacqueline F.

    Are any tickets still available.

    May 16, 2014

  • Lisa

    Shirley L: I've received your email. But your meetup settings won't allow me to email you back.

    May 15, 2014

  • Lisa

    Hi. My ticket is available. Please message me if you'd like to buy it. Thanks!

    May 15, 2014

  • Karen

    I also have a ticket that is suddenly available. Please contact me through this site. Thank you!

    May 14, 2014

    • Shirley L

      I would like this one also

      May 14, 2014

    • sharon

      Karen...I have been on the waiting list and would love your ticket. I sent you a message.

      May 14, 2014

  • Inez

    Hi I have a last minute change of plans for May 18 if anyone wants to buy a ticket mine is available

    May 13, 2014

    • Shirley L

      How can I contact you?

      May 13, 2014

    • Inez

      [masked]/phone[masked]/[­masked]

      May 14, 2014

  • Ms. J.

    In front of the theatre.

    May 14, 2014

  • Joel

    How soon before Sunday's 3 P.M. curtain will we all be meeting up? And where?

    May 14, 2014

  • Park A.

    ah man, how in the hell did i miss this one?? smh lol

    May 4, 2014

  • Joel

    Her estate has created the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust, a virtual space that will offer all things Hansberry and showcase her as a writer, public intellectual and civil rights activist. The site

    http://lorrainehansberryliterarytrust.org

    will be live on April 1st.

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Joel

    FREE ADMISSION-

    To celebrate the revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," The New York Public Library presents materials from the Lorraine Hansberry Papers held by the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, presented at a special exhibition in the Main Branch at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 A.M through 6 P.M.; and on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 A.M. through 7:30 P.M.

    Last date of the exhibition: March 7, 2014.

    February 22, 2014

  • Joel

    From The Sunday New York Times of February 9, 2014-

    Diahann Carroll has dropped out of the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 drama “A Raisin in the Sun.” Ms. Carroll, 78, was cast for the role of Lena Younger opposite Denzel Washington as Walter Lee Younger, but she has decided to withdraw “due to the demands of the vigorous rehearsal schedule and the subsequent eight-performances-a-week playing schedule,” according to Philip Rinaldi, a spokesman for the production. LaTanya Richardson Jackson (“Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”) is to assume the role in her place. This was to be Ms. Carroll’s first role on Broadway in over 30 years. She last appeared in a production of John Pielmeier’s play “Agnes of God” in 1983. In 2004, Ms. Carroll, a breast cancer survivor, also had to drop out of a Kennedy Center production of Ernest Thompson’s “On Golden Pond” because of a herniated disk and severe muscle strain. “

    February 10, 2014

  • Alexia D.

    Hi all! Anyone interested in Burlesque? We have a phenomenal show coming to the Gramercy Theater with Live Nation, February 5th-8th -- Burlesque to Broadway starring Quinn Lemley. I can get you discounted tickets.
    Check out the commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsB47mcNVIY&list=UUkXIQ8H4mIeifJw3LmdlUPg&feature=c4-overview

    January 30, 2014

  • Joel

    The Greene Space
    44 Charlton Street (corner of Varick Street)
    New York, NY

    Thursday, February 27th at 7 P.M.

    Join in for an inside look at the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” with members of the play’s cast and creative team.

    Go behind the curtain with director and Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon; Tony Award-winner Diahann Carroll; Academy Award-nominee Sophie Okonedo; and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose.

    Set in Chicago’s South Side, “A Raisin in the Sun” revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. Originally produced in 1959, it is the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway, where it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

    To buy a $15 ticket for this 1-hour program, click
    here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9878057

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Sandra A S.

      I am going and a friend of mine is coming with me, sounds like a wonderful program.

      1 · January 28, 2014

  • Joel

    TimesTalks - Denzel Washington & Diahann Carroll
    Friday, February 21st at 7 P.M.

    at The TimesCenter
    242 West 41st Street
    New York, NY 10018


    Don’t miss this opportunity to join two-time Oscar and Tony Award winner Denzel Washington and Golden Globe and Tony Award winner Diahann Carroll on a break from rehearsals for the upcoming production of Lorraine Hansberry’s beloved all-American classic drama “A Raisin in the Sun,” which begins previews March 8th at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Hear the two stars talk with New York Times culture reporter about the process of bringing this ground-breaking work to new life.


    No refunds. Service fees and sales tax apply. Seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Programs and speakers are subject to change.

    To buy a $40 ticket, click here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9876193

    January 11, 2014

  • Dale

    Do you have a seat location? I don't like "super" heights ....

    December 22, 2013

    • Ms. J.

      These are in the upper Mezz

      December 23, 2013

  • Franca

    do you have the seat location for this show?

    October 2, 2013

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