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This edition: "A Raisin in the Sun" Trilogy

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 11, 2014.

First aired: August 30, 2014.

Theater Talk looks back at last season’s Tony-winning revival of A RAISIN IN THE SUN with highlights of interviews with cast members Denzel Washington, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Anika Noni Rose and Tony-winner Sophie Okonedo, as well as Woodie King, Jr., Artistic Director of The New Federal Theatre. The program also pays tribute to the late Ruby Dee, who first created the role of "Ruth" in the classic play and appeared on Theater Talk in 2002 to discuss the classic play, along with her husband, actor/writer Ossie Davis (who took over the role of "Walter Lee" from Sidney Poitier on Broadway in 1960) and the play’s original producer Philip Rose.

Guest List

Ossie Davis Actor, “A Raisin in the Sun”

Ruby Dee Actress, “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959)

Woodie King Jr. Founder and Artistic Director, The New Federal Theatre

Sophie Okonedo Actress, “A Raisin in the Sun” (2014)

LaTanya Richardson Jackson Actress, “A Raisin in the Sun” (2014)

Anika Noni Rose Actress, “A Raisin in the Sun” (2014)

Philip Rose Producer, “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959)

Denzel Washington Actor, “A Raisin in the Sun” (2014)

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