PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Fences on Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Fences on Broadway The first Broadway revival of Fences, the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by August Wilson, plays at the Cort Theatre.

Two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars as Troy Maxson opposite Oscar nominee and Tony Award winner Viola Davis as Rose.

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.

Fences takes place over eight years from 1957 to 1965. Washington stars as Troy Maxson, a Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues finally admitted black players. According to production notes, "As he faces off against the racial barrier at work and his own disappointments, Troy also grapples with his son, Cory, over the teenager's hope for a football scholarship and with his wife, Rose (Viola Davis), who confronts Troy over a child he has fathered with another woman."

Here's a look at the new production:


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