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The president was in New York to attend the annual conference of the National Action Network, the civil-rights group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton. The president and the first lady returned to Washington on Saturday.
This marks the first time the couple has attended a Broadway production together since 2009, when they went to August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." Michelle Obama has attended shows with her daughters; productions have included "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" and the recent revival of "The Trip to Bountiful."
"A Raisin in the Sun," by Lorraine Hansberry, officially opened April 3 and has received mostly positive reviews. The revival is directed by Kenny Leon and stars Washington in the role of Walter Lee Younger, the head of a poor Chicago family looking for a way to strike it rich.
The cast also includes Sophie Okonedo as his wife, Ruth; LaTanya Richardson Jackson as his mother; and Anika Noni Rose as his sister, Beneatha.