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Fences Critics' Reviews

"Genuinely glorious. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis generate shiver-making heat and pathos. Vibrantly acted with scenes as vivid and heartfelt as any on Broadway now. Kenny Leon's direction is expertly fluid."

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

"Gorgeous. Thrilling. Unmissable. The finest revival yet of an August Wilson play. You just do not see performances of this intensity and truthfulness on Broadway these days."

Review by John Lahr from The New Yorker

"A dramatic home run! Fences keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Gorgeously acted by an incredible cast."

Review by Elisabeth Vincentelli from New York Post

"A blistering production, directed with a sure, steady hand by Kenn Leon. Denzel Washington gives a big, bold performance in a big, bold play. Viola Davis gives an incandescent performance."

Review by Michael Kuchwara from Associated Press

"Magnificent and joyous. Denzel Washington hits it out fo the park. Rose is played with radiant and transparent joy by Viola Davis. A splendid ensemble."

Review by Linda Winer from Newsday

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