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

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 2, 2013 at 12:04PM

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.
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Stephen Tyrone Williams
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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