A Raisin In The Sun Comes To TV

A Raisin In The Sun Cast ABC has adapted the Broadway play, A Raisin In The Sun, and will air the revival directly after the 2008 Oscar telecast. The film will reunite director Kenny Leon with the cast of the acclaimed revivial- Sean Diddy Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald and Phylicia Rashad. Also reprising his stage role is Bill Nunn as Bobo. Also featured in the adaptation are John Stamos as Carl Lindner, Sean Patrick Thomas as George, David Oyelowo as Asagai, Justin Martin as Travis, Ron C. Jones as Willy and Emily Swiss as Priscilla.

A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of three generations of a family living and struggling together under one roof. The Youngers—Mama (Rashad), her children Beneatha (Lathan) and Walter Lee (Combs), and his wife Ruth (McDonald) and their son Travis—live on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s. It is a place in which dreams, like the raisin in the Langston Hughes’ poem from which the play takes its title, wither and die if nothing is done with them.

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  1. Diddy’s reviews were good when he was on Broadway. I look forward to seeing this on television so I can judge for myself.

  2. [quote comment=”12038″]Diddy’s reviews were good when he was on Broadway. I look forward to seeing this on television so I can judge for myself.[/quote]

    Really? I heard he was horrible…. guess I’ll soon see

  3. I have heard so much about this revival and I am real anxious to see it and will have to tape it as well; I had heard that Combs did an excellent job when it played on Broadway, and I hope that it’s great when it comes on tv. Look forward to it.

  4. I don’t think Diddy would have been hired if he didn’t have the acting chops to pull the role off. I know there is the celebrity factor involved but there are dozens of other high profile actors who could have pulled this role off other than Diddy. But only time will tell I guess. With the revival being shown on television the world will be able to judge whether he can act or not.

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