Denzel Washington’s A Raisin in the Sun a hit on Broadway

Denzel Washington’s star power has helped make the revival of A Raisin In The Sun a hit on Broadway, with the show earning $1.2 million (£705,446) in its first full week. The latest production of Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning 1959 race drama has been playing to sold-out audiences at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York since its 3 April (14) opening, making it the fifth highest-grossing show of the week ending 13 April (14).
In addition, the play is the only non-musical to surpass the $1 million (£597,836) mark in a week.
Among those flocking to see A Raisin in the Sun were U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, who attended the production on Friday (11Apr14).
Washington stars alongside Sean Patrick Thomas, Anika Noni Rose and Samuel L. Jackson’s actress wife Latanya Richardson.