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Report: Denzel Washington heading back to Broadway


Denzel Washington is reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of Sidney Poitier and Sean "Diddy" Combs by starring in a Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun."

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The actor won a coveted Tony Award in 2010 for his role in a Broadway production of "Fences," and he recently commented that he's keen to get back on the New York stage. The New York Post reports Washington will return to the Big Apple's theater district in a new version of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," playing the role of disenchanted limousine driver Walter Lee Younger, which was played by Poitier in the original 1959 Broadway production.

Music mogul-turned-actor Combs played the part in a 2004 stage revival, and he reprised the role in a 2008 TV film.

Washington recently said of his Broadway plans, "In the last 10 years, I've gone back to Broadway twice now. I'm going back next year. I did 'Fences' two years ago and 'Julius Caesar' ... I'd go off-Broadway in a minute."

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