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Fences on Broadway

Broadway Drama

Previews  April 14 2010
Opened  April 26 2010
Limited run  to July 11 2010

Running Time  2 hor 30 mins | 1 intermission

Tickets  $61.50 to $126.50

Prices do not include any taxes, service charges or other charges

Order at  Telecharge 212-239-6200 | Outside NY Metro Area 800-432-7250

Advisory  Might not be appropriate for children under 13
Restrictions  Children 4 years old and younger not permitted









    2:00P     2:00P 3:00P
  7:00P 8:00P 8:00P 8:00P 8:00P  

No Performances  Apr 14th 2:00P | Apr 21st 2:00P | Apr 27th 7:00P | Jul 4th 3:00P

Added Performances  Jun 28th 8:00P

Curtain Changes  Apr 20th 8:00P

Carole Shorenstein Hays, Scott Rudin

August Wilson author
Kenny Leon director

Constanza Romero costume design
Brian MacDevitt lighting design
Santo Loquasto scenic design
ACME Sound Partners sound design

Opening Night Cast    
Denzel Washington Troy Maxson  
Viola Davis Rose Maxson  
Chris Chalk Cory Maxson  
Stephen McKinley Henderson Jim Bono  
Russell Hornsby Lyons Maxson  
Mykelti Williamson Gabriel Maxson  
Eden Duncan-Smith
SaCha Stewart-Coleman


Fences is the sixth play in Mr Wilson's 10-play "Pittsburgh Cycle" that focuses on Black life in Pittsburgh's Hill District during the whole of the Twentieth Century

Troy Maxson is a garbage man (or sanitation worker, if you prefer). A former Negro League baseball player who never made it to the Major Leagues, he is disillusioned by the lack of opportunities for Blacks at work and his son Cory's interest in football. His life is further complicated by a brother who believes he is the angel Gabriel and a son by his first wife who always seems to want money. Adding to the tension is the unearthing of his affair with another woman who died giving birth to their daughter

Broadway Show History

August Wilson's Fences premiered at the 46th Street Theater on Match 26, 1987. James Earl Jones starred. The show closed June 26, 1988 after 525 performances. It received the 1987 Pulizter Prize for Drama and was nominated for six 1987 Tony Awards®. The show won for best play, Mr Jones as outstanding actor, Mary Alice as outstanding featured actress and Lloyd Richards for direction. Ms Hays was also the lead producer for the original production

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