Friday 19 December 2014

Washington heads back to Broadway

Published 31/07/2013 | 15:00

Denzel Washington is trying to keep up with his wife Pauletta Pearson by treading the boards again
Denzel Washington is trying to keep up with his wife Pauletta Pearson by treading the boards again

Denzel Washington is returning to Broadway - but he won't be singing.

Standing with his wife, Pauletta Pearson, on the red carpet at the premiere his new movie 2 Guns the Oscar and Tony-winning actor said he's set to appear in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun.

"We start previews in March," he said.

Denzel then explained his motivation for returning to the stage.

"I'm trying to keep up with my wife. My wife has been doing a lot more theatre than me," he said.

Denzel said they were heading to North Carolina for the National Black Theatre Festival, where Pauletta is starring in the award-winning Power Play.

"I'm looking forward to one day singing," Denzel said to his wife's amusement. "See, I just wanted to get something out of her. She knows I can't sing. But she can sing."

As they walked away, the 58-year-old actor continued: "I can sing. I can sing ... in the shower."

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