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"A Raisin in the Sun"

Written by Lorraine Hansberry

 

Broadway Play-Drama

 

Original

 

Role
Actor

Age

Walter Lee Younger-(Brother)

Sidney Poitier

33

 

 

Award

 

1960

Tony Award-Best Actor In A Play-Nominee

 

Role
Actor

Age

Lena Younger

Claudia Mcneil

43

 

 

Award

 

1960

Tony Award-Best Actress In A Play-Nominee

 

Revival

 

Role
Actor

Age

Lena Younger

Phylicia Rashad

56

 

 

Award

 

2004

Tony Award-Best Actress In A Play-Winner
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress In A Play-Winner

 

Role
Actor

Age

Beneatha Younger

Sanaa Lathan

33

 

 

Award

 

2004

Tony Award-Best Featured Actress In A Play-Nominee
Theatre World Award-Winner

 

Role
Actor

Age

Ruth Younger

Audra Mcdonald

34

 

 

Award

 

2004

Tony Award-Best Featured Actress In A Play-Winner
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress In A Play-Winner

 

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