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Phylicia Rashad and Sean Combs star in 'A Raisin in the Sun.'
In 2004, the beloved classic A Raisin in the Sun was revived on Broadway to critical acclaim, bringing home two Tony Awards! Now, the star-studded cast is reuniting for a highly anticipated television movie event.

A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a Chicago family living in a one-room apartment in the '50s. When the head of the family leaves them a $10,000 life insurance check, everyone has their own ideas about how to spend the money. In the end, what they decide changes them all forever.

Music mogul Sean Combs stars as Walter Lee Younger, a chauffeur who longs to own his own business and prove his manhood.

Phylicia Rashad—who became the first African-American actress to win a Best Actress Tony Award for the stage version—plays Walter Lee's mother, Lena, a woman desperate to retire from her job as a domestic.

Rounding out the cast are Tony winner Audra McDonald, Tony nominee Sanaa Lathan and ER's John Stamos.