Tv - Diahann Carroll Joining Denzel Washington In Broadway Return

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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