Denzel Washington in the 2010 Broadway revival of <i>Fences</i>.
Denzel Washington in the 2010 Broadway revival of Fences.
(© Joan Marcus)
Just as TheaterMania predicted yesterday, Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll will star in an upcoming Broadway production of the Lorraine Hansberry classic A Raisin in the Sun, according to The Associated Press.

The production will begin previews March 8 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre with an opening night scheduled for April 3. Kenny Leon (Stick Fly) will direct. According to the AP the production will also star Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) and Anika Noni Rose (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof).

A Raisin in the Sun was last seen on Broadway in 2004, in a production that was also directed by Leon.

"I feel that most of us like to come back to the theater for multiple reasons — it is a reminder of what we can do, what we cannot do, and what it is we need to address in terms of holding on to whatever gifts God was kind enough to give us," said Carroll to the AP.