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Sony Sends 'Raisin' to DVD

29 Feb, 2008 By: John Latchem

The television adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun debuts on DVD May 13 (prebook April 3) from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment at $24.94. The movie premiered on ABC Feb. 25 and was a ratings winner among female audiences.

Reprising their roles from the stage version are Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan and John Stamos. Lorraine Hansberry's original play debuted in 1959 and was the first written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. It tells the story of a Chicago family hoping for a fresh start with the arrival of a $10,000 life insurance check.

The film was the first broadcast network TV movie to screen at the Sundance Film Festival.

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