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Fences - 2010 - Broadway

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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.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes, with one intermission

Cort Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
138 West 48th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Fences


Fences - New York Daily News
Washington seems to have seized upon Rose's comment that when Troy "walked through the house, he was so big he filled it up." If he sank fully into his character, an outsize performance could work. But Washington never lets you forget you're watching him act. That fact is amplified by director Kenny Leon's tendency to overemphasize the play's inherent soapiness. Lines are underlined and spelled out in capital letters. It doesn't draw you in to Wilson's characters, but builds a fence between you and them.

Denzel Washington hits it out of park in 'Fences' - Newsday
Despite its 1987 Pulitzer Prize and its Tony Award, "Fences" always was a glorious mess of a drama. As the second of what became August Wilson's monumental 10-play journey through African-American life in the 20th century, the early work is more plotted, structurally clumsy and melodramatic than the rest of the cycle. And that's the last negative observation you'll read in this space. "Fences" has been magnificently revived - in all its messy glory - by director Kenny Leon with a splendid ensemble topped, but not dwarfed, by Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.


 



 

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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.