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Fences’ Washington & Davis Featured on New York Times ArtsBeat in “Times Talk”

DENZEL WASHINGTON & VIOLA DAVIS

OF BROADWAY’S FENCES

FEATURED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES

ARTSBEAT BLOG

IN EXCERPT FROM “TIMES TALK” DISCUSSION

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO <http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/video-denzel-washington-and-viola-davis/

FENCES OPENS MONDAY, APRIL 26 AT THE CORT THEATRE
www.FencesOnBroadway.com 

Two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington and Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Viola Davis, stars of the first Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning FENCES, were recently the featured guests in a sold-out New York Times “Times Talk” at The TimesCenter, moderated by Lynn Hirschberg.  An excerpt of the discussion is now featured on the New York Times ArtsBeat Blog at: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/video-denzel-washington-and-viola-davis/.

FENCES, directed by Kenny Leon, will open on Monday, April 26, 2010 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). The strictly limited 13-week engagement began previews last night, April 14.
 
In addition to Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson and Viola Davis as Rose Maxson, the cast will feature Chris Chalk as Cory, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Jim Bono, Russell Hornsby as Lyons, Mykelti Williamson as Gabriel, as well as Eden Duncan-Smith and SaCha Stewart-Coleman alternating in the role of Raynell.
 
FENCES is produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays (who produced the original Broadway production) and Scott Rudin.
 
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 FENCES. 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.
 
This production is the first Broadway revival since FENCES opened on March 26, 1987 at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre). FENCES was one of the most critically acclaimed and successful plays of the 1980s, winning four Tony Awards including Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, three Drama Desk Awards, including Best Play and the NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

The production team includes Branford Marsalis (Original Music), Santo Loquasto (Set Design), Constanza Romero (Costume Design), Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Design), ACME Sound Partners (Sound Design).
 
Ticketing Information:
Tickets for FENCES are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, online at Telecharge.com or in person at the Cort Theatre box office (138 West 48th Street).  Box office hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Tickets on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday range in price from $61.50 to $121.50. Tickets on Friday, Saturday & Sunday range in price from $61.50 to $126.50.
 
Performance Schedule:
Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday & Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
 
Added Performance: Monday, June 28th at 8 p.m.
Time Change: Tuesday, April 20th at 8 p.m.
No Performance: Wednesday, April 14th at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 21st at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 27th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 4th at 3 p.m.

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For more information on FENCES, please visit:
www.FencesOnBroadway.com 

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