Russell Hornsby

*Russell Hornsby and Mykelti Williamson are among the actors joining Denzel Washington in the upcoming Broadway production of August Wilson’s Fences.

Hornsby (ABC’s “Lincoln Heights” & HBO’s “In Treatment”) will play Lyons, while Williamson (FOX’s “24” & “Forrest Gump”) will portray Gabriel. Casting for the role of Raynell will be announced at a later date.

Chris Chalk of Manhattan Theatre Club’s Ruined has been cast as Cory, the athlete son who spars with his bitter father Troy Maxson, played by Oscar winner Washington. As previously reported, Oscar nominee and Tony winner Viola Davis will play mother and wife Rose.

Stephen McKinley Henderson

Also added to the Kenny Leon-directed staging is Stephen McKinley Henderson (August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom & King Hedley II) as Jim Bono.

Previews begin April 14 at the Cort Theatre. Opening is April 26.