The production, as previously announced, will feature Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, and will begin previews April 14 toward an April 26 opening at the Cort Theatre.
Tickets for Fences are available through Telecharge.com by phone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250, or online at www.Telecharge.com. Group tickets are also available through Telecharge.com.
Tickets will be available in person beginning March 17 at the Cort Theatre box office, 138 W. 48th Street. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10 AM-8 PM. The Cort is currently home to the well-reviewed revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge.
Fences is produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays (who produced the original Broadway production) and Scott Rudin. For more information, visit www.FencesOnBroadway.com.
Fences is one of the ten plays in August Wilson's sweeping Pittsburgh Cycle, focusing on the 20th century African-American experience. Fences takes place over eight years from 1957 to 1965. Denzel 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."
The performance schedule will be Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesday & Saturday at 2 PM & Sunday at 3 PM. There will be an added performance on June 28 at 8 PM. The Tuesday, April 20 performance will be at 8 PM. There will be no performances April 14 at 2 PM, April 21 at 2 PM, April 27 at 7 PM and July 4 at 3 PM.
Tickets on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday range in price from $61.50 to $121.50. Tickets on Friday, Saturday & Sunday range in price from $61.50 to $126.50.