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Fences Tickets & Information

Cort Theatre

138 West 48th Street

Between 7th and 6th Avenues

New York NY 10036 View on map

Fences Summary

Two-time Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway, alongside Academy Award nominee and Tony Award® winner Viola Davis, in August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Both a monumental drama and an intimate family portrait, Fences tells the story of Troy Maxson, a man torn between the glory of his past and the uncertainty of his future. Emboldened by pride and embittered by sacrifice, Troy is determined to make life better for future generations, even as he struggles to embrace the dreams of his own son.

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Fences Cast Members:

Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Chris Chalk, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson

Fences Creative Team

Author: August Wilson
Director: Kenny Leon
Producer: Carole Shorenstein Hays, Scott Rudin
Press Agent: Boneau / Bryan-Brown

Fences Award Winners/Nominees

Nominated for 10 2010 Tony Awards
  • Best Revival of a Play - Winner!
  • Best Original Score - Music: Branford Marsalis
  • Leading Actor in a Play - Denzel Washington - Winner!
  • Leading Actress in a Play - Viola Davis - Winner!
  • Featured Actor in a Play - Stephen McKinley Henderson
  • Best Direction of a Play - Kenny Leon
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play - Santo Loquasto
  • Best Costume Design of a Play - Constanza Romero
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play - Brian MacDevitt
  • Best Sound Design of a Play - Acme Sound Partners
Winner of 3 2010 Drama Desk Awards
  • Best Revival of a Play
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Viola Davis
  • Outstanding Music in a Play - Branford Marsalis
Nominated for 4 2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play - Winner!
  • Outstanding Director of a Play - Kenny Leon
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play - Denzel Washington - Winner!
  • Outstanding Actress in a Play - Viola Davis - Winner!

Fences Quick Facts

Running Time:

2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

Price Range

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Audience :

May be inappropriate for 12 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
April 14, 2010 April 26, 2010

Box Office Hours

Currently not open.

No future sales 30 minutes before start of performance.

Mail Order

Fences Mail Order
P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Yes (No strollers or furs)