I’m posting for my colleague Mike Fleming who just filed this from his vacation:
In a rare occurrence for a star-driven straight play, the August Wilson revival Fences recouped it investment in eight weeks. The play broke the Cort Theatre house record again last week with $1.025 million. Fences heads into Tony weekend with 10 nominations including for leads Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. The play has five weeks left to run before discussions begin on the movie adaptation with Washington and Davis.