A Raisin in the Sun
Theatre: Ethel Barrymore
Status: Closed
(March 08, 2014 - June 15, 2014 )
  • Rehearsal: January 27, 2014
  • Preview: March 8, 2014
  • Open: April 3, 2014
  • Close: June 15, 2014
Play - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 40mins

Set on Chicago’s South Side, "A Raisin in the Sun" revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama.  When her deceased husband’s money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago.  Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man.  Beneatha dreams of medical school.  The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama.

For The Record:

"A Raisin in the Sun" originally opened in 1959 at the Ethel Barrymore.  Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee headed the cast.  A 2004 revival starred Sean Combs and Audra McDonald.  Diahann Carroll was originally slated to play Lena Younger in this production, but had to withdraw during rehearsals.

Total Gross: $16,253,561
Average Weekly Gross: $1,083,571
Total Attendance: 117,152
Average Weekly Attendance: 100%

Staff & Creative Team

General Manager:

Joey Parnes Productions LLC

Production Manager:

Aurora Productions

Casting Director:

Heidi Griffiths at The Public Theater

Advertising Representative:

Serino Coyne

Production Stage Manager:

Narda Alcorn


Kenny Leon


Mark Thompson


Ann Roth


Brian MacDevitt


Walter Lee Younger 03/08/2014 - 06/15/2014
Ruth Younger 03/08/2014 - 06/15/2014
Lena Younger 03/08/2014 - 06/15/2014
Beneatha Younger 03/08/2014 - 06/15/2014
Joseph Asagai 03/08/2014 - 06/15/2014
George Murchison 03/08/2014 - 06/15/2014
Bobo 03/08/2014 - 06/15/2014
Karl Lindner 03/08/2014 - 06/15/2014