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Denzel Washington stars in the revival of August Wilson's powerful drama.

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Winning Fences Stars Denzel & Viola Share an Emotional Tony Night

Winning Fences Stars Denzel & Viola Share an Emotional Tony Night

Fences' his-and-hers Tony winners Viola Davis and Denzel Washington made a brief joint appearance in the press room. Best Actress winner Davis became teary-eyed as she recalled the late playwright August Wilson, author of both plays that earned her Tonys (the first was King Hedley II). "It's so fitting that as soon as he finished the tenth play of ...

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Fences Stars Viola Davis & Denzel Washington Win 2010 Tony Awards

Fences Stars Viola Davis & Denzel Washington Win 2010 Tony Awards

Fences stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis took home the leading actor and actress in a play 2010 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, both thanking God for their good fortune.

“I don’t believe in luck or happenstance,” said Davis. “I absolutely believe in the presence of God in my life.” She also thanked the people in her ...

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Tony-Nominated Fences Star Stephen McKinley Henderson Shares Warm Memories of August Wilson

Tony-Nominated Fences Star Stephen McKinley Henderson Shares Warm Memories of August Wilson

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It’s hard to imagine any actor who knows the plays of August Wilson better than 2010 Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson. Consider the roles Henderson has played in the past two decades on and off Broadway and in regional productions: Bynum Walker in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Slow Drag in Ma Rainey’s Black ...

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Winning Her First Tony Was a Dream Come True for 2010 Nominee Viola Davis of Fences

Winning Her First Tony Was a Dream Come True for 2010 Nominee Viola Davis of Fences

When Viola Davis tackles August Wilson on Broadway, the Tony nominators sit up and take notice. Her first nomination came in 1996 for playing Vera in Seven Guitars, then she won the Best Featured Actress prize five years later for playing Tonya in King Hedley II. In 2010, Davis is a Best Actress nominee for her acclaimed performance as Rose ...

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Fences Recoups in Eight Weeks; Sets Record at Cort Theatre

Fences Recoups in Eight Weeks; Sets Record at Cort Theatre

The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Fences will recoup its $2.8 million capitalization in just eight weeks of performances at the Cort Theatre, during the week ending June 13. The production, which stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis and has been nominated for 10 Tony Awards, is scheduled to close on July 11 after a limited run of ...

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Celeb-Magnet Fences Draws Will Smith, Aretha Franklin, Lost’s Jorge Garcia and More

Celeb-Magnet Fences Draws Will Smith, Aretha Franklin, Lost’s Jorge Garcia and More
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You never know what famous folks you might see enjoying a Broadway show. But when that show is a hot ticket like the revival of August Wilson’s Fences, which boasts award-winning stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis as headliners, you can bet there will be at least a few celebs in the house. Take the May 19 evening performance ...

Her Name Is Barbra, and She's In the House at Fences

Her Name Is Barbra, and She's In the House at Fences
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Sometimes the word “star” is used loosely when talking about celebrity guests at a Broadway show, but on May 11, it definitely applied to an audience member at Fences: Barbra Streisand! The show-biz legend made the scene at the Cort Theatre, eager to see the Tony-nominated performances of Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Stephen McKinley Henderson in August Wilson’s ...

Oprah & BFF Gayle King Check Out Broadway’s Fences

Oprah & BFF Gayle King Check Out Broadway’s Fences
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Now that August Wilson’s Fences is a sellout Broadway hit (and recipient of 10 Tony nominations), it’s no surprise that famous fans are turning out to see Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in action. The latest celebrity guests at the Cort Theatre: talk show titan and Color Purple producer Oprah Winfrey and her pal Gayle King. The twosome ...

Fences Star Chris Chalk on Eight Seconds in Rent and What He's Learned from Denzel

Age: “I tell everyone at the theater that I’m 20.”

Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina

Currently: Making his Broadway debut as Cory Maxson, the aspiring college football player who clashes with his unsupportive father, Troy (played by Denzel Washington), in the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Fences.

Mother Love: Chalk got his start onstage in a fifth grade Christmas ...

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A Tony Surprise for Best Score Nominee Branford Marsalis of Fences

A Tony Surprise for Best Score Nominee Branford Marsalis of Fences

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start ringing off the hook for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2010 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Branford Marsalis
Nominated for Best Score, Fences

“I live in North Carolina, and this is ...

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