Raisin: Musical Info & Synopsis


Raisin is a musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun. The story revolves around the Younger family, who reside in a cramped Chicago apartment. When they receive a significant insurance check following the death of the father, the family grapples with how to use the money to improve their lives. Raisin explores themes of racial and economic inequality, family dynamics, and the pursuit of the American Dream in the face of adversity.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1973)

Cast Size: 15

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1950s / USA (Illinois)

Creative Team

Music: Judd Woldin

Lyrics: Robert Brittan

Book: Robert Nemiroff, Charlotte Zaltzberg

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1973)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1970s, Child RoleDramaticFamilyGospelJazz, One-Word, PopTony Award

Similar Musicals

If you’re looking to discover new shows, here are some musicals like Raisin.


Return to the complete A-Z musicals list »