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Denzel Washington May Revive A Raisin In The Sun + Relive Fences

It’s been buzzing around the Broadway community that Denzel Washington will be returning to Broadway as Walter Lee Younger in A Raisin In The Sun. Washington knows when its time for him to return to the stage. He can never stay away too long, having just won a Tony Award for his role in August Wilson’s Fences in 2010. However, does he know the right show to which to return? Raisin In The Sun is a classic, heartfelt, legendary piece of theatre and we love it but is it too soon for another revival. Phylicia Rashad made history being the first African American women to win a Best Actress Tony for her role as Mama Younger alongside P. Diddy as Walter Lee in 2004. We would’ve much rather Washington played it at that point. Kenny Leon directed that production, Washington’s last Broadway offering ‘Fences,’ and is expected to direct his upcoming return as well. We’re just hoping its something else besides ‘Raisin’. Rather see Denzel as Miss Roj in The Colored Museum at this point.

What show would you like to see Denzel return to Broadway starring in?

In the meantime, lets relive part of the Tony-winning performance from Washington and his co-star Viola Davis in Fences.

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Drew Shade is a theatre artist and enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, Off-Book Podcast & The Antonyo Awards. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


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