Stephen Tyrone Williams, Jason Dirden, Stephen McKinley Henderson Join 'Raisin' Revival Cast

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 2, 2013 12:04 PM
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Stephen Tyrone Williams

Stephen Tyrone Williams, Jason Dirden, and Stephen McKinley Henderson have all joined the cast of the 2014 Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, to be directed by Kenny Leon

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 AsagaiJason 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!

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  • Tee Cain | August 12, 2013 12:55 PMReply

    I am excited to see Jason Dirden in this play. He and his brother Brandon are amazingly gifted. They have an ability to draw you right in. Outstanding talents who will definitely continue to soar.

  • Akimbo | August 3, 2013 8:45 PMReply

    The Dirden brothers are amazing stage talents. Glad to see them getting consistent work. Jason understudied the role of Cory, Denzel's son in Fences.

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