A Raisin in the Sun

Drama - Revival

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

  • First Preview: March 8, 2014
  • Opening Date: April 3, 2014
  • Closing Date: June 15, 2014
  • Previews: 27
  • Performances: 85

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.

Official

Website:
raisinbroadway.com

 

Opening Night Cast

Denzel Washington in A Raisin in the Sun Denzel Washington Walter Lee Younger
LaTanya Richardson Jackson in A Raisin in the Sun LaTanya Richardson Jackson Lena Younger
Sophie Okonedo in A Raisin in the Sun Sophie Okonedo Ruth Younger
Anika Noni  Rose in A Raisin in the Sun Anika Noni Rose Beneatha Younger
Stephen McKinley Henderson in A Raisin in the Sun Stephen McKinley Henderson Bobo
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Opening Night Production Credits

Lorraine Hansberry Lorraine Hansberry Playwright
Kenny Leon Kenny Leon Director
Mark Thompson Mark Thompson Set Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
Brian MacDevitt Brian MacDevitt Lighting Design
Scott Lehrer Scott Lehrer Sound Design
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Videos (3)

 

Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2014 Outstanding Actor in a Play Denzel Washington Nominee
2014 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Sophie Okonedo Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2014 Distinguished Revival of a Play   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2014 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Anika Noni Rose Nominee
2014 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Sophie Okonedo Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2014 Theatre World Award Sophie Okonedo Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2014 Actress in a Play LaTanya Richardson Jackson Nominee
2014 Direction of a Play Kenny Leon Winner
2014 Featured Actress in a Play Anika Noni Rose Nominee
2014 Featured Actress in a Play Sophie Okonedo Winner
2014 Revival of a Play   Winner

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
Jun. 15, 2014 3 $1,290,437
$1,093,160
$63,973 $154.21
$348.00
8368
1046
8
0
100.00% 0.00%
Jun. 8, 2014 2 $1,226,464
$1,093,160
$40,888 $146.57
$348.00
8368
1046
8
0
100.00% 0.00%
Jun. 1, 2014 1 $1,185,576
$1,093,160
-$13,374 $141.68
$348.00
8368
1046
8
0
100.00% 0.00%
May 25, 2014 52 $1,198,950
$1,093,160
- $143.28
$348.00
8368
1046
8
0
100.00% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $4,901,427
$4,372,640
  $146.43 33472
33472
32
0
100.00 %  
Cumulative
  $16,253,561
$14,756,000
  $139.04
$348.00
117152
117152
85
27
100.00 %  
 
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