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Celebrities on Broadway: 8 Spring Must-Sees… (Gotham)

Denzel Washington’s ability to discover the humor as well as the pathos in his characters makes him an ideal choice to play Walter Lee Younger in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun, according to its director Kenny Leon. “Denzel has a great sense of humor, and when he goes to a deep place, he can be volcanic,” says Leon, who directed the star in his Tony-winning turn in Fences. It was Washington’s choice to return to Broadway in the Lorraine Hansberry 1959 classic about divisions that arise within an African-American family when an insurance check means their respective dreams need no longer be deferred.
Read more at http://gotham-magazine.com/living/articles/broadway-briefing-star-turns-to-see#OG0LkK5dgY4mUJid.99
Denzel Washington’s ability to discover the humor as well as the pathos in his characters makes him an ideal choice to play Walter Lee Younger in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun, according to its director Kenny Leon. “Denzel has a great sense of humor, and when he goes to a deep place, he can be volcanic,” says Leon, who directed the star in his Tony-winning turn in Fences. It was Washington’s choice to return to Broadway in the Lorraine Hansberry 1959 classic about divisions that arise within an African-American family when an insurance check means their respective dreams need no longer be deferred.
Read more at http://gotham-magazine.com/living/articles/broadway-briefing-star-turns-to-see#OG0LkK5dgY4mUJid.99
Denzel Washington’s ability to discover the humor as well as the pathos in his characters makes him an ideal choice to play Walter Lee Younger in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun, according to its director Kenny Leon. “Denzel has a great sense of humor, and when he goes to a deep place, he can be volcanic,” says Leon, who directed the star in his Tony-winning turn in Fences. It was Washington’s choice to return to Broadway in the Lorraine Hansberry 1959 classic about divisions that arise within an African-American family when an insurance check means their respective dreams need no longer be deferred.
Read more at http://gotham-magazine.com/living/articles/broadway-briefing-star-turns-to-see#OG0LkK5dgY4mUJid.99