The Kenny Leon-directed revival of August Wilson’s Fences that stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis just broke the Cort Theatre’s single-week box office record. For the week ending May 9, the play grossed $1,008,103.50. That comes on the heels of 10 Tony nominations. The run is limited to 13 weeks, but I’m hoping there will be a movie version, because the performances by the cast are the perfect way to create a permanent version of Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
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