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Fences at Ford's Theatre




Ford's Theatre

511 10th St NW
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Winner of the New York Drama Critic's and Tony® Awards as well as the Pulitzer Prize, this sensational drama starred James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a Negro from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes it's toll on his relationships with both his wife and son who now wants his own chance to play. Revived in 2010 starring Denzel Washington in the lead role.

News About Fences at Ford's Theatre

Casting for Ford's Theatre's THE MOUNTAINTOP Announced
December 16, 2021

Ford’s Theatre Society announced full casting and the design team for The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. Directed by Nicole A. Watson, the production features KenYatta Rogers (Ford’s Fences, Death of a Salesman) as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Shannon Dorsey (Ford’s A Christmas Carol 2018) as Camae.

Grantham Coleman, Shirine Babb, Callie Holley & More to Star in PERICLES Benefit Reading at Red Bull Theater
October 18, 2021

RED BULL THEATER today announced the complete cast for its online Benefit Reading of Shakespeare’s Pericles featuring a company Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) voices.

Ford's Theatre Performances of MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT Begin in October
September 10, 2021

Directed by Ford’s Theatre Senior Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps, the remarkable new drama is based on true events and the friendship between contralto Marian Anderson and physicist Albert Einstein.

Arena Stage Announces New Virtual Classes For Winter Season
December 15, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces its lineup of Winter classes featuring classes catered to families, theater lovers, students, adults and emerging theater artists. The Voices of Now Mead Ensemble for young artists will begin this winter, meeting virtually to contribute to a new original film. Just in time for the holidays, this robust line of programming has something for everyone and makes the perfect unique gift for the theater lover in your family.

Ford's Theatre, In Partnership With WAMU 88.5 FM, Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE RADIO PLAY
October 28, 2020

In time for the holiday season and in partnership with WAMU 88.5 FM, Washington, D.C.'s NPR news station, Ford's Theatre presents a one-hour radio play adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, featuring acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. WAMU 88.5 FM will broadcast the play on December 25, 2020, at noon ET.

VIDEO: Signature Theatre Releases Episode 4 of THE SIGNATURE SHOW Featuring Michael John LaChiusa and More!
September 11, 2020

On September 11, 2020, Signature Theatre released the fourth episode of The Signature Show, a free biweekly half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature's past and a glimpse into its future.

Arena Stage Announces Virtual Fall/Winter Season
August 26, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its Fall/Winter Looking Forward Season featuring more than 70 virtual events and programs to engage with and respond to audiences in Washington, D.C-metropolitan region and nationally.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Justin Weaks
January 30, 2020

Today's subject Justin Weaks is currently living his theatre life onstage at Studio Theatre where he plays Omari Joseph in the company's current production of Pipeline. The production runs through February 23rd in Studio's Mead Theatre space.

Casting Set for Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Studio Theatre
December 12, 2019

Casting is set for Studio Theatre's production of Pipeline, playwright Dominique Morisseau's searing drama about the school-to-prison pipeline and a mother desperately trying to keep her son from becoming ensnared in it. The production runs January 15-February 16, 2020 and is directed by Awoye Timpo. Starring are DC theatre favorite Justin Weaks (Studio's Curve of Departure) as high school student Omari and Andrea Harris Smith making her Studio debut as his mother, public school teacher Nya. In its recent People Issue, Washington City Paper's called Weaks a 'standout,' going on to say: 'D.C. theater audiences love Justin Weaks. ...Weaks came to D.C. for a job about four years ago, not expecting to stay. But he kept getting cast in shows, and lucky for local theatergoers, he's still here.'

Craig Wallace Returns to Lead Ford Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
October 28, 2019

Ford's Theatre announces that acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace will return to Ford's to reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the company's holiday production of A Christmas Carol.

BWW Review: Ford's Theatre's FENCES - A Fascinating, New Take On A Wilson Classic
October 04, 2019

It won't be the novelty of these plays that will continue to draw us to Wilson's compelling portraits of the Hill District in Pittsburgh; it will be his indelibly drawn characters given new life by artists putting their own personal stamp on his work. August Wilson is meant to be savored live; he can't be contained in a damned DVD box. And with local heroes like Craig Wallace and Erika Rose as the headliners, it's not to be missed.

Photo Flash: Ford's Theatre Society Presents August Wilson's FENCES
October 02, 2019

Ford's Theatre Society presents August  Wilson's Fences, directed by Timothy Douglas— one of the foremost interpreters of Wilson's work.

Meet the Cast of THE ROSE TATTOO- Now in Previews!
September 19, 2019

This is one Tennessee Williams woman you won't soon forget. Marisa Tomei plays Serafina, a widow who rekindles her desire for love, lust and life in the arms of a fiery suitor. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!

Ford's Theatre Society And TodayTix Announce Fourth Year Of Free First Preview Ticket Initiative
September 18, 2019

Ford's Theatre Society and TodayTix announced the fourth year of the popular Free First Preview initiative, through which free tickets are given away to the first performance of all Ford's Theatre mainstage productions. The TodayTix digital lottery launches online and in the app one week before the first performance of each mainstage production in the 2019-2020 season. A total of 1,950 tickets will be given away.

Ford's Theatre Announces Cast of FENCES
August 27, 2019

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and the design team for August Wilson's Fences, directed by Timothy Douglasa?" one of the foremost interpreters of Wilson's work.

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