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A Raisin in the Sun Reviews

Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 20



4.5 star rating Kevin from Jericho, New York


I just saw it a couple days ago, on a Saturday evening preview showing. Granted, 99% of the reason I bought the tickets was to see Denzel Washington, but I was surprised to be so impressed with the rest of the cast - especially the sister (Anika Noni Rose). I was not familiar with the story at all, prior to seeing the play, aside from a wikipedia type summary I read online, but I guess I'm glad I read that, because (as a 40 year-old white guy), I had a little trouble understanding what was going on, because of the fast-paced dialog and urban slang of the 1950's, which everyone seemed to pull off perfectly, since several funny lines went completely over my head while the black people in the audience laughed at:them, and people like me just laughed along with them, to pretend we got the joke:). The only complaint I had was the fact that our seats were in the upper mezzanine. Good weekend seats under $400 are hard to find, so I would go during the week, and get better seats next time.

5.0 star rating Msprings, CIO, Cinti from Cincinnati, Ohio


I did not want to miss the play, but my schedule only allowed me a day to fly to New York (a one day turn around) and see the play during the "preview performance" Saturday evening, March 22nd! I was "cautiously optimistic" that the "previews" could only get better the closer it got to opening night! -- but, you know, I truly was like "hmmm preview - I don't know"! Well. I thought to myself as I sat solo, and watched - Ms. LaTanya Jackson - God did that thang --- you were superb!!! I love Dianahh Carroll, but it's your season - the one day trip did not disappoint during previews!!! Mr. Washington, and to the others - equal kudos.... Whatever happened to a dream deferred .. No short changes during previews - no dream deferred here!!! The symbolism behind that play forever keeps me humble - best wises as you all prepare for your run - GE guarantees no less than an ovation nightly!!! M. Springs, Cincinnati, Ohio

4.5 star rating Maize Belle from Temple Hills Maryland


Great Casting. Latasha Richardson- Jackson is outstanding as Lena Younger.

4.0 star rating Steve from Tunica, Mississippi


The actors were nothing short of impressive. The talent and hard work of the cast combined with Denzel Washington is a formula for an impressive and memorable show. I recommend this show to anyone who appreciates a great cast and passionate acting. The seating throughout the theater was superior and my tickets on the 11th row were worth every penny. I would love to take my mom to enjoy this show. Great dining was within three blocks of the theater.

3.0 star rating Anonymous from New York, New York


I was disappointed at the preview last night 3/11/14. At first I thought my disappointment was due to me comparing the original cast to this cast, but that wasn't really it. I felt like Denzel was uninterested and full of himself. It just seemed watered down.

2.0 star rating Anonymous from New York, New York


I saw the play 4/12. Denzel was lackluster. He did seem like he did not have to act but just because of who he is strut back and forth on stage. I agree with other review, he was too old to play the Younger character. Ms. Jackson was the best thing in the play and the sister character. There was no spark between Denzel and the wife character. Would not recommend anyone wasting their money; No one can replace Ruby Dee and Sydney P... They had more passion for what they were doing back then.


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