Obamas Hit Broadway, Attend A Raisin in the Sun

The couple saw a Friday evening performance of the popular revival starring Denzel Washington.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the White House on April 11, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Friday watched A Raisin in the Sun at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where the stage masterpiece debuted more than 50 years ago, the Associated Press reports.

They received a round of applause as they took their seats during the wildly popular production, which stars Denzel Washington, the news site reports.

The Lorraine Hansberry play is set in 1950s Chicago and highlights a struggling working-class black family awaiting a $10,000 insurance check and the resulting bickering over how to spend it.

Besides Washington, the cast includes LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Sophie Okonedo, Anika Noni Rose, Sean Patrick Thomas and David Cromer. The director is Kenny Leon.

Read more at the Associated Press.

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