*Broadway’s first revival of Fences, the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by August Wilson, begins previews tonight at the Cort Theatre with stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
Davis, an Oscar nominee and Tony winner, plays mother and wife Rose opposite Oscar winner Washington as Troy Maxson. Kenny Leon (Broadway’s Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, A Raisin in the Sun) directs the production, which will officially open April 26. Click here for tickets.
The cast also features Chris Chalk as Cory, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Jim Bono, Russell Hornsby as Lyons, Mykelti Williamson as Gabriel, with Eden Duncan-Smith and SaCha Stewart-Coleman alternating in the role of Raynell.
Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis makes his Broadway debut as the composer of original music for “Fences.”