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FENCES Breaks House Record for Seventh Time in Final Week of Performances

TONY AWARD-WINNING

FENCES

BREAKS BOX OFFICE RECORD

FOR THE SEVENTH TIME

IN FINAL WEEK OF PERFORMANCES

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 seventh time in its final week of performances at the Cort Theatre for the week ending July 11, 2010, grossing $1,175,625.94.

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Tony-Award Winning FENCES Ends Its Record-Breaking Limited Run This Sunday, July 11

TONY AWARD-WINNING

FENCES

ENDS ITS RECORD-BREAKING LIMITED RUN

THIS SUNDAY, JULY 11

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). The production will have played 88 performances and 13 previews.  The most nominated play revival ever, FENCES recouped its $2.8 million capitalization after only eight weeks of performances, during the week ending June 13, 2010, and has broken the box office record at the Cort six times.

Starring two-time Academy Award winner and 2010 Tony Award winner Denzel Washington and Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Viola Davis, FENCES is in its final week of performances at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), through July 11 only. The production is directed by Tony nominee Kenny Leon.

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Tony-Winning FENCES Breaks House Record for Sixth Time

TONY AWARD-WINNING

FENCES

BREAKS BOX OFFICE RECORD

FOR THE SIXTH TIME

FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 4

FINAL WEEK – THROUGH THIS SUNDAY, JULY 11 ONLY!

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.

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Tony-Winning FENCES Breaks House Record for Fifth Time

TONY AWARD-WINNING

FENCES

BREAKS BOX OFFICE RECORD (AGAIN!)

FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 27

 

FINAL WEEKS – THROUGH JULY 11 ONLY!

 

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.

 

Starring two-time Academy Award winner and 2010 Tony Award winner Denzel Washington and Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Viola Davis, FENCES is now in its final two weeks of performances at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), through July 11 only. The production is directed by Tony nominee Kenny Leon.

FENCES has won the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play Revival, as well as Tony Awards for Best Actor Denzel Washington and Best Actress Viola Davis.  Drama Desk Awards were presented to Viola Davis and Branford Marsalis (for his score), and Outer Critics Circle Awards went to Denzel Washington for Best Actor and Viola Davis for Best Actress. Ms. Davis has won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Sustained Excellence, director Kenny Leon has received a Drama League Award for Excellence in Directing and Chris Chalk won a 2010 Theatre World Award for his performance.

 

In addition to Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson and Viola Davis as Rose Maxson, the cast features Chris Chalk as Cory, Tony Award-nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson as Jim Bono, Russell Hornsby as Lyons, Mykelti Williamson as Gabriel, and with 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

The original Broadway production of 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.  

 

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.

 

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).

Follow FENCES on Twitter: @FencesBroadway

Find FENCES on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FencesBroadway

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For more information on FENCES, please visit:

www.FencesOnBroadway.com

Tony-Winning FENCES Breaks House Record for Fourth Time

TONY AWARD-WINNING

FENCES

BREAKS BOX OFFICE RECORD

FOR THE FOURTH TIME AT

THE CORT THEATRE

WEEK ENDING JUNE 20

 

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.

 

Starring two-time Academy Award winner and Tony Award winner Denzel Washington and Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Viola Davis, FENCES is playing a strictly limited engagement at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) through July 11. The production is directed by Tony nominee Kenny Leon.

 

FENCES has won the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play Revival, as well as Tony Awards for Best Actor Denzel Washington and Best Actress Viola Davis.  Drama Desk Awards were presented to Viola Davis and Branford Marsalis (for his score), and Outer Critics Circle Awards went to Denzel Washington for Best Actor and Viola Davis for Best Actress. Ms. Davis has won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Sustained Excellence and director Kenny Leon has received a Drama League Award for Excellence in Directing.

 

In addition to Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson and Viola Davis as Rose Maxson, the cast features Chris Chalk as Cory, Tony Award-nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson as Jim Bono, Russell Hornsby as Lyons, Mykelti Williamson as Gabriel, and with 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

 

The original Broadway production of 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.  

 

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.

 

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).

 

Follow FENCES on Twitter: @FencesBroadway

Find FENCES on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FencesBroadway

 

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For more information on FENCES, please visit:

www.FencesOnBroadway.com

 

Tony-Winning FENCES Breaks House Record for Third Time

TONY AWARD-WINNING

FENCES

BREAKS BOX OFFICE RECORD AGAIN

FOR THE CORT THEATRE

WEEK ENDING JUNE 13


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.
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Watch FENCES Star Viola Davis and Director Kenny Leon on “Charlie Rose”

WATCH FENCES STAR

VIOLA DAVIS

AND DIRECTOR

KENNY LEON

ON

PBS’ “THE CHARLIE ROSE SHOW”

TO WATCH, CLICK HERE  

Tony Award winner Viola Davis, nominated for a Tony Award this season for her performance in August Wilson’s FENCES, joined her Tony-nominated director Kenny Leon on PBS’ “The Charlie Rose Show” last night. To watch to the full interview, CLICK HERE.

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Stephen McKinley Henderson of FENCES Featured in the New York Times

THE NEW YORK TIMES
June 9, 2010

A Stalwart in the Club of “Essential” Wise Men

By PATRICK HEALY
He didn’t realize it at the time, but the actor Stephen McKinley Henderson first auditioned for August Wilson on a street corner in Pittsburgh in 1990, seven years before they first worked together on the Wilson play “Jitney.” Mr. Henderson was researching the city’s Hill District for a role in Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” and a chance encounter with one of the playwright’s sisters led to an introduction.

“Before August would talk, though, he wanted to know if I was for real,” Mr. Henderson recalled in an interview last month. Wilson then asked if he knew the firebrand poet Amiri Baraka. “I said I knew Amiri. He said, ‘Do you know some of the poems?’ So I started reciting a poem by Amiri called ‘Black Art,’ and August started nodding, smiling, saying, ‘Oh yeah, man, that’s a good one, that’s a good one.’ Continue reading

FENCES Recoups After Eight Weeks of Performances

“Gorgeous. Thrilling. Unmissable.” New Yorker

AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY REVIVAL
OF AUGUST WILSON’S

FENCES

RECOUPS INVESTMENT

AFTER EIGHT WEEKS OF PERFORMANCES

THE MOST TONY-NOMINATED PLAY ON BROADWAY

& MOST NOMINATED PLAY REVIVAL EVER

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT ENDS JULY 11


Producers of the first Broadway revival of August Wilson’s FENCES, the most Tony-nominated play on Broadway this season and the most nominated play revival ever, announced today that the production will recoup its $2.8 million capitalization after only eight weeks of performances, during the week ending June 13, 2010.
 
Starring two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Viola Davis, FENCES is playing a strictly limited 13-week engagement at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) through July 11. The production is directed by Tony nominee Kenny Leon.
 
The first Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning FENCES is nominated for TEN 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play, Leading Actor in a Play (Denzel Washington), Leading Actress in a Play (Viola Davis), Featured Actor in a Play (Stephen McKinley Henderson), Direction of a Play (Kenny Leon), Scenic Design of a Play (Santo Loquasto), Costume Design of a Play (Constanza Romero), Lighting Design of a Play (Brian MacDevitt), Sound Design of a Play (Acme Sound Partners), Original Score Written for the Theatre (Branford Marsalis).
 
FENCES has won both the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play Revival, as well as Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actor Denzel Washington and Best Actress Viola Davis.  Drama Desk Awards were presented to Viola Davis and Branford Marsalis (for his score), and Ms. Davis has won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Sustained Excellence.  Director Kenny Leon has received a Drama League Award for Excellence in Directing.

In addition to Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson and Viola Davis as Rose Maxson, the cast features Chris Chalk as Cory, Tony Award-nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson as Jim Bono, Russell Hornsby as Lyons, Mykelti Williamson as Gabriel, and with 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.  
 
The original Broadway production of 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.   

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.

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).

Follow FENCES on Twitter: @FencesBroadway
Find FENCES on Facebook

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

 

Breaks Box Office Record (Again!) for the Week Ending June 6, 2010

GORGEOUS. THRILLING. UNMISSABLE.”
– The New Yorker, John Lahr

FENCES

BREAKS BOX OFFICE RECORD AGAIN
FOR THE CORT THEATRE
WEEK ENDING JUNE 6


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.

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