You can expect to see Denzel Washington on Broadway a lot more now that his kids are grown.
The Tony and Oscar-winning actor is set to play Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun. Washington’s finding more time for theater work lately.
Washington said on Tuesday, “up until nine years ago, I hadn’t been here in 15 years, from 1990 until 2005. Basically, that was because of raising my kids, my wife and I. It’s impossible to commute from California to New York, or New York to California doing an eight-show week schedule. So once they got old enough, I could start coming back.”
Washington last appeared on Broadway in the 2010 revival of August Wilson’s Fences. In this play, he picked up the best actor Tony award.
Washington had not appeared in Broadway since 1998, before coming back to play in Julius Caesar. Washington said, “I’ve been back three times in nine years. And I’ll be back again, hopefully.”