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FENCES director Kenny Leon featured on NPR’s Talk of the Nation

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO “TALK OF THE NATION”

May 20, 2010

August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ Revival Earns Praise

“Talk of the Nation” host Neal Conan talks to Tony-nominated Fences director Kenny Leon.

To listen to the piece, click here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127015750

The tragic drama Fences won August Wilson his second Pulitzer Prize in 1987. It was the most commercially successful play in his groundbreaking “Pittsburgh Cycle,” a collection of ten plays portraying the struggles of black Americans across ten decades.

Director Kenny Leon was a longtime friend and collaborator of Wilson’s. Leon’s Broadway revival of Fences stars Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson, and Viola Davis as his wife, Rose. This is the first time Fences has played on Broadway since 1987.

The production, which opened in April 2010, has already snared ten Tony nominations.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127015750

FENCES is now playing at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street).

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