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Denzel Washington and the Cast of Broadway's A Raisin in the Sun On the Timeliness of Lorraine Hansberry's Drama

Anika Noni Rose, Sophie Okonedo, and LaTonya Richardson Jackson talk about bringing this American classic back to Broadway. logo

Denzel Washington and Kenny Leon read 100 plays before selecting A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry's seminal American drama, for their latest collaboration. Little did they realize the timeliness of this classic, which, unlike other plays of its caliber, isn't frequently revived on Broadway (the last production was a decade ago). In this video, Washington, Leon, and actors LaTonya Richardson Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, and Sophie Okonedo share their thoughts on the importance — and the relevance — of this storied work.