A Raisin in the Sun

Broadway
Drama
Lorraine Hansberry's landmark drama was one of the first on Broadway to examine African-American life on the cusp of the civil rights era. Walter Younger and his mother, Lena, both yearn to move their family out of Chicago's Southside ghetto. When Lena's late husband's insurance check arrives, Lena hopes to use it to buy a house in a white neighborhood — while Walter hopes to invest it in a liquor business.

Awards

Drama Desk Award
2014 Outstanding Actor in a Play Nominee
2014 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
Drama League
2014 Distinguished Revival of a Play Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2014 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
2014 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
Theatre World
2014 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
2014 Actress in a Play Nominee
2014 Direction of a Play Winner
2014 Featured Actress in a Play Winner
2014 Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
2014 Revival of a Play Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week Number This Week Gross Potential Gross Diff $ Avg Ticket Top Ticket Seats Sold Seats in Theatre Perfs Previews % Cap This Week Diff % cap
Jun 15, 2014 3 $1,290,437.00 $1,093,160.00 $63,973.00 $154.21 $348.00 8368 1046 8 0 100.00% 0.00%
Jun 8, 2014 2 $1,226,464.00 $1,093,160.00 $40,888.00 $146.57 $348.00 8368 1046 8 0 100.00% 0.00%
Jun 1, 2014 1 $1,185,576.00 $1,093,160.00 -$13,374.00 $141.68 $348.00 8368 1046 8 0 100.00% 0.00%
May 25, 2014 52 $1,198,950.00 $1,093,160.00 $15,940.00 $143.28 $348.00 8368 1046 8 0 100.00% 0.00%