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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

Featured Reviews For Fences


Denzel Washington Steals Home in Wilson’s ‘Fences’: John Simon - Bloomberg News
Troy Maxson deserves a place alongside Arthur Miller’s Willy Loman as a towering figure in American drama, and Denzel Washington is showing us why with a commanding performance in the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s 1987 “Fences.”

Fences - Back Stage
Six years ago, gifted director Kenny Leon delivered a fine production of "A Raisin in the Sun" to Broadway, marred only by the stage inexperience of its bankable star, Sean Combs. Back with another classic chronicling the African-American experience, and this time with the right star in place, Leon knocks it out of the park with this beautifully calibrated realization of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize–winning "Fences." Denzel Washington is magnificent in the role indelibly created by James Earl Jones, and the astonishing Viola Davis matches him every step of the way. It's a deeply moving, hugely satisfying evening of theater.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 Broadway Beat - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 Pat Cerasaro - 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.