Denzel Washington will star as Walter Lee Younger, and we can also now confirm that Sophie Okenedo will play his wife, Ruth, and Anika Noni Rose will play his sister Beneatha.
Meanwhile, previously confirmed, Diahann Carroll will play the family matriarch, Lena (“mama”).
Stephen Tyrone Williams will play Joseph Asagai, Jason Dirden will play George Murchison and Stephen McKinley Henderson will play Bobo.
Scott Rudin will produce.
A Raisin in the Sun was last on Broadway in 2004, with Sean Combs playing Walter Lee Younger, Audra McDonald as his wife Ruth Younger, Phylicia Rashad as mama Lena Younger, and Sanaa Lathan as Beneatha, and was also directed by Kenny Leon.
With this cast, I’m sure it’ll be a hot seller, and a box office smash!