Denzel Washington Is Returning to Broadway

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It had been rumored, but, speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Denzel Washington has confirmed he will be starring in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. He told the Associated Press that they'll be starting previews in March. This will be his first gig back since his 2010 Tony Award–winning performance in Fences. The 58-year-old actor might be a bit old for the role of Walter Lee Younger (Sidney Poitier and Sean Combs were both in their thirties when they played him), but that shouldn't matter since he is an actor and everything. He's closer to being a 30-year-old than a cokehead airline pilot.