A Raisin in the Sun

Drama - Revival

Royale Theatre

  • First Preview: March 30, 2004
  • Opening Date: April 26, 2004
  • Closing Date: July 11, 2004
  • Previews: 32
  • Performances: 88

Playwright: Lorraine Hansberry

Synopsis

Lorraine Hansberry's landmark drama was one of the first on Broadway to examine African-American life on the cusp of the civil rights era. Walter Younger and his mother, Lena, both yearn to move their family out of Chicago's Southside ghetto. When Lena's late husband's insurance check arrives, Lena hopes to use it to buy a house in a white neighborhood — while Walter hopes to invest it in a liquor business.

 

Opening Night Cast

Sean Combs in A Raisin in the Sun Sean Combs Walter Lee Younger
Audra McDonald in A Raisin in the Sun Audra McDonald Ruth Younger
Phylicia Rashad in A Raisin in the Sun Phylicia Rashad Lena Younger
Sanaa Lathan in A Raisin in the Sun Sanaa Lathan Beneatha Younger
David Aaron  Baker in A Raisin in the Sun David Aaron Baker Karl Lindner
Lawrence Ballard in A Raisin in the Sun Lawrence Ballard Moving Man
Teagle F.  Bougere in A Raisin in the Sun Teagle F. Bougere Joseph Asagai
Frank Harts in A Raisin in the Sun Frank Harts George Murchison
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Opening Night Production Credits

Lorraine Hansberry Lorraine Hansberry Playwright
  Dwight D. Andrews Composer
Kenny Leon Kenny Leon Director
Patdro Harris Patdro Harris Choreographer
Thomas Lynch Thomas Lynch Scenic Design
Paul Tazewell Paul Tazewell Costume Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 2003 - 2004

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Outstanding Actress in a Play Phylicia Rashad Winner
2004 Outstanding Director of a Play Kenny Leon Nominee
2004 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Audra McDonald Winner
2004 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Distinguished Revival of a Play   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Outstanding Actress in a Play Phylicia Rashad Nominee
2004 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Teagle F. Bougere Nominee
2004 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Audra McDonald Winner
2004 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Theatre World Award Sanaa Lathan Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Actress in a Play Phylicia Rashad Winner
2004 Featured Actress in a Play Sanaa Lathan Nominee
2004 Featured Actress in a Play Audra McDonald Winner
2004 Revival of a Play   Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jul. 11, 2004 6 $645,088
$645,665
-$13,913 $74.52
$91.25
8656
1078
8
0
100.37% -0.50%
Jul. 4, 2004 5 $659,001
$645,665
$9,880 $75.76
$91.25
8699
1078
8
0
100.87% -0.08%
Jun. 27, 2004 4 $649,121
$645,665
$34,325 $74.56
$91.25
8706
1078
8
0
100.95% 1.80%
Jun. 20, 2004 3 $614,796
$645,665
- $71.90
$91.25
8551
1078
8
0
99.15% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,568,006
$2,582,660
  $74.19 34612
34496
32
0
100.34 %  
Cumulative
  $7,941,028
$9,488,073
  $67.58
$91.25
116327
129360
88
32
89.93 %  
 
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