P. Diddy In Talks For Starring Role On Broadway

Head Bad Boy being considered for lead role in 'Raisin in the Sun.'

Diddy does run the city, so don't be surprised if you see him setting up shop on Broadway in the next few months.

According to his spokesperson, Sean Combs is in final negotiations to take the lead role in the play "A Raisin in the Sun." His rep says that if and when the deal is sealed, Diddy could be acting on Broadway in the spring, when the play is scheduled to ramp up with director Kenny Leon.

Although he's had small parts in the movies "Made" and "Monster's Ball," should he agree to do "A Raisin in the Sun" it will certainly mark his most challenging role yet. According to reports in the New York Post, P.D. has already auditioned and impressed the play's producer, David Bender.

"A Raisin in the Sun," written by Lorraine Hansberry, ran on Broadway in the late 1950s and was adapted to the big screen in 1961 with Sidney Poitier as the star. The plot centers around a frustrated man named Walter Lee Younger who takes his aggravation out on his wife and mother, with whom he shares an apartment. The Youngers eventually come into money, and what seems like the family's big break turns into more drama. Combs has been tapped for the part Poitier popularized.