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Diahann Carroll joining Denzel Washington in Broadway return

Jul 30, 2013 | 2:01pm EDT

TV and movie veteran Diahann Carroll is returning to Broadway for the first time in three decades to portray Denzel Washington's mother in a revival of A Raisin In The Sun. The Training Day actor, 58, signed on to portray disenchanted limousine driver Walter Lee Younger in a new version of Lorraine Hansberry's play - and now he has revealed Carroll will be joining him onstage. During an interview on U.S. morning show Live with Kelly & Michael on Tuesday (30Jul13), the Tony Award-winner said, "Diahann Carroll is playing my mother. So this will be her first time back in 30 years... I'm excited." Previews for the revival of A Raisin in the Sun are due to begin next March (14). Dynasty star Carroll, 78, last appeared on Broadway in a production of Agnes of God in 1983. Sidney Poitier originated the role of Younger in the original 1959 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun, and rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs showed off his acting skills in the role in 2004. Both versions were turned into movies.

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