Denzel Washington and Viola Davis to Star on Broadway

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are heading back to the stage where they will star in the Broadway revival of Fences.

Washington will portray the role of Troy Maxson, a middle-aged sanitation worker and sharecropper’s son living in 1950s Pittsburgh.  Davis will play his steadfast wife, Rose.

The 13-week limited engagement will play the Cort Theatre, with previews beginning April 14, and an opening set for April 26. Kenny Leon will direct the production.

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The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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