Look Back at Fences With Denzel Washington and Viola Davis on Broadway

Photo Features   Look Back at Fences With Denzel Washington and Viola Davis on Broadway
 
The revival of the August Wilson play opened at the Cort Theatre April 26, 2010.
Viola Davis and Denzel Washington in Fences.
Viola Davis and Denzel Washington in Fences. Joan Marcus

Kenny Leon’s revival of Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre April 26, 2010. August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama played a limited engagement, with Davis and Washington both winning Tony Awards for their performances and the production winning for Best Revival.

The duo later went on to star in the 2016 film adaptation of Fences, reprising their roles as Troy and Rose, garnering Davis an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting for her performance.

Fences tells the story of Troy Maxson (Washington), a former baseball player in the Negro Leagues. When Troy comes home with the baby he fathered with another woman, his wife (Davis) is forced to reevaluate their marriage and life.

Flip through photos of the production below:

Rounding out the cast were 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 as Raynell.

The production featured set design by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Constanza Romero, light design by Brian MacDevitt, and original music by Branford Marsalis.

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