I was so excited when I heard that the Broadway show A Raisin in the Sun,
revived in 2004, would be heading to the small screen since I was unable to see it in NYC...The date has been set for February 25, 2008 following the Oscars telecast the night before on ABC.
The ABC adaptation of the 2004 Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun will air on the network on February 25, 2008, the day following its Oscar telecast. The film will reunite director Kenny Leon and the stars of the acclaimed revival—Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald and Sanaa Lathan.
Also reprising his stage role is Bill Nunn as Bobo. Also featured in the adaptation are John Stamos as Carl Lindner, Sean Patrick Thomas as George, David Oyelowo as Asagai, Justin Martin as Travis, Ron C. Jones as Willy and Emily Swiss as Priscilla.
A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of three generations of a family living and struggling together under one roof. The Youngers—Mama (Rashad), her children Beneatha (Lathan) and Walter Lee (Combs), and his wife Ruth (McDonald) and their son Travis—live on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. It is a place in which dreams, like the raisin in the Langston Hughes' poem from which the play takes its title, wither and die if nothing is done with them. [SOURCE]
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