May 7 - 23, 2021 | Socially Distanced | Cabot Theatre
Jan Serr & John Shannon
This powerful, uplifting musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's play, A Raisin in the Sun was nominated for nine Tony Awards and won two, including Best Musical in 1974. Set in Chicago in 1951, it follows the struggles of a Chicago family who are the first African Americans to buy a house in the then, all-white neighborhood of Clybourne Park. With a terrific Grammy-winning score that combines jazz, gospel and 70’s pop, Raisin travels from jubilation to heartbreak to triumph against the backdrop of a critical period in our country’s racial history.
Music by Judd Woldin
Lyrics by Robert Brittan
Book by Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zaltzberg
Based on the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry