To mark the 50th anniversary of its 1973 premiere on Broadway, the Axelrod Performing Arts Center will present the musical Raisin from February 24 to March 12. The musical is based on Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun, the story of a Black family’s journey to a better life as they aspire to move out of the projects in the Southside of Chicago in the 1950s. Raisin is a poignant reflection on the American Dream.
This revival of Raisin is presented with the approval of the Hansberry Estate in association with production consultant Phylicia Rashad, winner of the Tony Award for Best Actress in A Raisin in the Sun.
“This revival, starring Fredi Walker-Browne as Lena and featuring a cast of outstanding performers under the direction of Evelyn Collins, promises to be the hit of the season,” said Rashad. “You don’t want to miss it!“