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Two-time Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway, alongside Academy Award nominee and Tony Award® winner Viola Davis, in August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. This strictly limited 13-week engagement begins April 14th at the Cort Theatre. Both a monumental drama and an intimate family portrait, Fences tells the story of Troy Maxson, a man torn between the glory of his past and the uncertainty of his future. Emboldened by pride and embittered by sacrifice, Troy is determined to make life better for future generations, even as he struggles to embrace the dreams of his own son.

Running Time:

2 hours and 25 minutes, with one intermission

James Earl Jones Theater (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
138 West 48th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Fences


It’s No More Mr. Nice Guy for This Everyman - New York Times
But Troy’s interactions with Rose are what give “Fences” its moments of genuine glory. Ms. Davis, who won a Tony for her performance in Wilson’s “King Hedley II,” may well pick up another for her work here. Her face is a poignant paradox, both bone-tired and suffused with sensual radiance. Rose has resigned herself to her life in a way Troy cannot, but that doesn’t mean there’s not passionate yearning within. What Troy rants about, Rose keeps to herself, and Ms. Davis draws extraordinary power from that reticence; you never feel that Rose is any less deep than her husband. You can sense, so palpably that it hurts, why Troy and Rose were meant to be together, and when it looked as if the marriage might be going south at the performance I attended, you could hear horrified gasps in the audience. Mr. Washington and Ms. Davis prove that lovers don’t have to be as young and star-crossed as Romeo and Juliet to generate shiver-making heat and pathos.

Fences - Entertainment Weekly
Leon — who helmed Wilson’s final two works, Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf — has built a sturdy, buffed-to-a-sheen Fences, buoyed by a top-shelf supporting cast (Henderson is the quintessential Wilson interpreter) and Branford Marsalis’ beautiful bluesy between-scenes music. Pity that he’s glossed over the play’s doleful, poetic soul.


 



 

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by Gabrielle Sierra - July 9, 2010
The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play FENCES, which won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, will play its final performance this Sunday, July 11, ending its record-breaking limited run at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, NYC).
by Gabrielle Sierra - July 6, 2010
The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play FENCES, which won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, broke the box office record for the sixth time at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, NYC) for the week ending July 4, 2010, grossing $1,164,529.00.
by Gabrielle Sierra - June 28, 2010
The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play FENCES, which won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, broke the box office record for the FIFTH time at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, NYC) for the week ending June 27, 2010, grossing $1,138,982.38.
by Gabrielle Sierra - June 21, 2010
The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play FENCES, which won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, broke the box office record for the FOURTH time at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, NYC) for the week ending June 20, 2010, grossing $1,135,973.50.
by Robert Diamond - June 14, 2010
Broadway Beat was backstage at the 2010 Tony Awards talking to ALL the winners right after they won! Here, host Richard Ridge talks to Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, who took home 2010 Tony Awards for Best Leading Actor and Best Leading Actress in a Play, respectively.
by Gabrielle Sierra - June 14, 2010
The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play FENCES, which won the Tony Award last night for Best Revival of a Play, broke the box office record for the third time at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, NYC) for the week ending June 13, 2010, grossing $1,057,268.50.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 14, 2010
Dame Helen Mirren presented the Tony Award for the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. The winner was Denzel Washington for his role in Fences.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 14, 2010
Dame Helen Mirren presented the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play. The award was taken home by Viola Davis for her role in Fences.
by Jessica Lewis - June 9, 2010
Academy Award nominee and Tony-winner Viola Davis and director Kenny Leon, both Tony-nominated for their work on FENCES, will be featured on tonight's edition of 'The Charlie Rose Show.' 'The Charlie Rose Show' airs on WNET Channel 13 at 11:00 PM ET (check local listings).
by Gabrielle Sierra - June 7, 2010
Academy Award nominee and Tony-winner Viola Davis and director Kenny Leon, both Tony-nominated for their work on FENCES, will be featured on tonight's edition of 'The Charlie Rose Show.' 'The Charlie Rose Show' airs on WNET Channel 13 at 11:00 PM ET (check local listings).
by Gabrielle Sierra - June 7, 2010
The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play FENCES, broke the box office record for the second time at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, NYC) for the week ending June 6, 2010, grossing $1,024,316.50.
by Abigail Arnold - June 1, 2010
The current Broadway production of FENCES, written by August Wilson and starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, just reported its second week of over one million dollars in grosses, according to www.deadline.com. FENCES reported grossing $1,002,750 last week. The week of May 9, FENCES grossed $1,008,103.50, grossing more than any previous production at the Cort Theatre, where it is playing.
by Robert Diamond - May 28, 2010
Today is the final installment of our three-part discussion of August Wilson's FENCES, currently playing to packed houses every night starring Viola Davis and Denzel Washington on Broadway and recently having scored ten Tony nominations. In this concluding portion of the tapestry of a talk between the creative team of the production we discuss the legacy of Wilson's work, insights into the greater themes of his plays and the plans for the future - perhaps bringing the play to film. This revival just won 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Revival of A Play, is the Tony next?
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2010
Theater Talk, the series devoted to the world of the stage, is co-hosted by Michael Riedel, Broadway columnist for the New York Post, and series executive producer Susan Haskins.

Fences Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Fences have their been?
Fences has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1987 and Broadway which opened in 2010.

What Tony Awards has Fences been nominated for?
Best Costume Design of a Play for Constanza Romero, Best Costume Design of a Play for Constanza Romero, Best Direction of a Play for Kenny Leon, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Branford Marsalis, Best Revival of a Play for Carole Shorenstein Hays, Best Revival of a Play for Scott RudinBest Scenic Design of a Play for Santo Loquasto and Best Sound Design of a Play for Acme Sound Partners.

What Tony Awards has Fences won?
Best Costume Design of a Play for Constanza Romero and Best Costume Design of a Play for Constanza Romero Best Direction of a Play for Kenny Leon Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Branford Marsalis Best Revival of a Play for Carole Shorenstein Hays Best Revival of a Play for Scott Rudin Best Scenic Design of a Play for Santo Loquasto Best Sound Design of a Play for Acme Sound Partners.

What other awards has Fences been nominated for?
Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Branford Marsalis, Outstanding Revival of a Play (tie) (Drama Desk Awards) for FencesOutstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Chris Chalk.

What other awards has Fences won?
Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Branford Marsalis, Outstanding Revival of a Play (tie) (Drama Desk Awards) for Fences Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Chris Chalk.

What productions of Fences have their been?
Fences has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1987 and Broadway which opened in 2010.

What awards has Fences been nominated for?
Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Branford Marsalis, Outstanding Revival of a Play (tie) (Drama Desk Awards) for FencesOutstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Chris Chalk.

What awards has Fences won?
Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Branford Marsalis, Outstanding Revival of a Play (tie) (Drama Desk Awards) for Fences Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Chris Chalk.

What productions of Fences have there been?
Fences has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1987 and Broadway which opened in 2010.