What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore-- And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
- Langston Hughes
Even when I was on my way to the theater to see A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway I had my doubts... I thought would Diddy taint the wonderful and amazing acting that I knew would come from Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, and Sanaa Lathan. After the play, we met friends at a bar in Chelsea and the first questioned they asked was how was Diddy.
My simple reply was, "Diddy wasn't in the play but Sean Combs did a great job... No Sidney but a great job."
Of course I will be watching Monday night on ABC at 8pm to see how well this cast and this version will translate to TV.