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  • Broadway Review: 'A Raisin in the Sun' with Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington's rabid fans won't be seeing their idol in this heart-stopping revival of Lorraine Hansberry's ground-breaking 1959 play, "A Raisin in the Sun." They'll be seeing Walter Lee Younger, the scion of a hard-working black family who sees his dreams of success slipping away on the post-WWII racial battlefront of Chicago's South Side. The performance is a personal triumph for Washington, who refrains from star-strutting to fold himself into a tight-knit ensemble of committed stage thesps who treat this revival like a labor of love.
  • Denzel doesn't fit Younger role in 'Raisin in the Sun'

    Denzel doesn't fit Younger role in 'Raisin in the Sun'
    NEW YORK — The presence of Denzel Washington, one of the biggest movie stars of his generation, doubtless will bring to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre many people who have never seen Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 masterpiece about a multigeneration Chicago...

    On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 7-13

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 7-13 After Earth Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith star in director M. Night Shyamalan’s futuristic tale of a father and son stranded on Earth a millennium after humanity left the planet. The son must brave the...

    Denzel Washington Talks Up Broadway Return

    For anyone worried that all the really big stars would be packed onto Broadway in the fall, Denzel Washington has come along to add some wattage to the spring lineup. Nothing has been confirmed on the Main Stem, but during press duties for his new film...

    It's Official: Denzel Washinton Back to Broadway in 'Raisin'

    An upcoming Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," touted by topliner Denzel Washington in the press but not yet confirmed, has locked in its details, booking the Ethel Barrymore Theater for a run that opens in April. Diahann Carroll, who hasn't...