Two time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington is set to return to the Broadway stage which is where he began his legendary acting career as he will star in the play "A Raisin in the Sun". In this play he will star as Walter Lee Younger opposite LaTanya Richardson Jackson who will star as Lena Younger. Denzel Washington views his return to the Broadway stage as the place where actors get a chance to practice and truly hone their acting skills in front of an audience. The story revolves around the different dreams and conflicts of three generations of the Younger family.
Denzel Washington recently appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show and gushed about how the theater is an "actor's medium". The interview displayed Denzel Washington's love and appreciation for the theater as the spoke expansively about how he has been dropping by Sidney Poitier's home to get tips from the Oscar winning actor who had first played the role in 1959 on the Great White Way.
Denzel Washington is not a great story through his acting but he is also a great interview and promoter of a project as he had the audience of Jimmy Fallon laughing with his description of how important it is to "keep going" in theater no matter what happens on the stage.
There is no question that this 14 week Broadway engagement for Denzel Washington in which he will star in "A Raisin in the Sun" is something that he is looking forward to as it is evident that he believes the stage is essential to his continual development as an actor.