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Meet The Nominees – FENCES – BEST REVIVAL of a PLAY




* Best Revival of a Play – August Wilson, Playwright

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – Branford Marsalis, Music

* Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play – Denzel Washington

* Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play – Viola Davis

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play – Stephen McKinley Henderson

Best Direction of a Play – Kenny Leon

Best Scenic Design of a Play – Santo Loquasto

Best Costume Design of a Play – Constanza Romero

Best Lighting Design of a Play – Brian MacDevitt

Best Sound Design of a Play – Acme Sound Partners

FENCES won OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE awards for Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Actor in a Play (Denzel Washington) and Outstanding Actress in a Play (Viola Davis).

FENCES won DRAMA DESK AWARDS for Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Viola Davis) and Outstanding Music in a Play.


Production Website: www.fencesonbroadway.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/fencesonbroadway

Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/fencesbroadway

Youtube Page: http://www.youtube.com/FencesBroadway


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. 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. Directed by Tony nominee Kenny Leon.

FENCES Montage

Watch Denzel Washington & Viola Davis on ABC News. CLICK HERE

NPR MORNING EDITION: \’Fences\’: Where Washington And Wilson Finally Meet

“The clash is potent in the SIZZLING NEW REVIVAL of August Wilson’s ever-popular FENCES. DENZEL WASHINGTON GIVES HIS FINEST STAGE PERFORMANCE TO DATE.  VIOLA DAVIS is UTTERLY BRILLIANT – she is RIVETING as Washington’s IDEAL MARITAL MATCH. Under KENNY LEON’s astute direction, the skilled Washington and Davis RAISE THE TEMPERATURE in this simmering household.”Washington Post, Peter Marks

“A MASTERPIECE.  DYNAMITE!  A SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT. When you walk out of the theater, you’ll be so wrapped up in August Wilson’s world that a long time will go by before you find your way back into your own.  VIOLA DAVIS is SOMETHING ELSE. Her performance goes straight into the scrapbook of stage performances from which you learn how BRUTALLY TRUE TO LIFE GREAT ACTING CAN BE.” – Wall Street Journal, Terry Teachout

“GENUINELY GLORIOUS.  VIBRANTLY ACTED. DENZEL WASHINGTON and VIOLA DAVIS generate shiver-making heart and pathos, with scenes as vivid and heartfelt as any on Broadway now.  Under KENNY LEON’s EXPERTLY FLUID DIRECTION, Washington’s Troy morphs into an ARRESTING figure as he redefines Troy on his own terms.  VIOLA DAVIS is MAGNIFICENT – she has EXTRAORDINARY POWER, and may well pick up a Tony for her work here.” The New York Times, Ben Brantley

A DRAMATIC HOME RUN! FENCES TAKES THE AUDIENCE FOR A RIDE and keeps you on the EDGE OF YOUR SEAT.  It’s DEEPLY AFFECTING THEATER, gorgeously acted by an incredible cast. The cast is dedicated and honest – the BEST POSSIBLE TRIBUTE TO A PLAY ABOUT A FAMILY.” – New York Post, Elizabeth Vincentelli

“GORGEOUS. THRILLING. UNMISSABLE.  DENZEL WASHINGTON and VIOLA DAVIS are MESMERIZING. You just do not see performances like this on Broadway.  THE FINEST REVIVAL YET OF AN AUGUST WILSON PLAY.” – The New Yorker, John Lahr

“UNMISTAKABLY POWERFUL.  A BLISTERING PRODUCTION, directed with a sure, steady hand by KENNY LEON.  DENZEL WASHINGTON gives a big, bold performance in a big, bold play, rife with emotion.  VIOLA DAVIS is DEVASTATINGLY TRUTHFUL.  She gives an INCANDESCENT performance.”Associated Press, Michael Kuchwara


[Pictured: Viola Davis (Rose), Denzel Washington (Troy Maxson)]


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