Tag: a raisin in the sun

Watch: Denzel Washington on ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ and His Early Days in New York Theatre

Theater Talk, the show hosted by the New York Posts Broadway columnist Michael Riedel and series producer Susan Haskins, welcomed Denzel Washington to talk about his return to Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun. He’s joined by his old friend Woodie King Jr., founder and Artistic Director of the New Federal Theatre, and they talk about the ongoing impact of Sun and reminisce about their early days working together at King’s theater where Denzel first achieved success in the play, When Chickens Come Home to Roost, playing Malcolm X.  

Sophie Okonedo Talks Working with Denzel Washington on Broadway’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

Sophie Okonedo is stepping into the bright lights of Broadway in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry‘s A Raisin in the Sun. For the actress who calls the opportunity a “dream come true,” the London-born star talked to The Guardian about her role in the classic play. Okenodo plays Ruth, the wife of Walter Lee played by Denzel Washington. Ruth has worked long and hard to make their American dreams come true, but life has been hard and weary for the family. The matriarch carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. To get into character, Okenedo had to nail ... Read more

Denzel Washington is Back on Broadway with an Incredibly Humble Approach

Oscar-winner Denzel Washington is familiar to audiences for his incredible work on the big screen in movies like The¬†Hurricane, Glory and Flight. However, the actor is back on Broadway to dazzle the crowds in an American classic, A Raisin in the Sun. He spoke with the Associated Press about his humble return to the theater. Washington explained why he chose this particular play to mark his time onstage. “It’s just a great opportunity – that’s how I look at it,” said the 59-year-old star. “It’s like getting back to your roots. It’s going good. But around about the 70th show, ... Read more