Inside Look: 'A Raisin in the Sun'

Thursday, February 27, 2014

7:00 PM

Join us for an inside look at the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” with members of the play’s cast and creative team.

*Cast Update: Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, there has been a change in the lineup of cast members joining us tonight.

WQXR's Elliott Forrest sits down with director and Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon; Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose; Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson; and Sean Patrick Thomas.

Watch live! A video webcast of the conversation will stream below: 

Watch: 'A Raisin in the Sun' - Building the Stage
Get a peek at the process of building the set, designed by Mark Thompson: 

Set in Chicago’s South Side, “A Raisin in the Sun” revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. Originally produced in 1959, it is the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway, where it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

This event is part of our Inside Look series of conversations and backstage videos that take you behind the curtain of the season's most anticipated Broadway shows.

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Guests:

Kenny Leon, Sophie Okonedo, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Anika Noni Rose

Hosted by:

Elliott Forrest

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