Monday, October 11, 2010

VIOLA DAVIS in August Wilson's FENCES

VIOLA DAVIS in August Wilson's "FENCES" at the Cort Theatre. The play revival also starred DENZEL WASHINGTON. Photo was taken on May 9, 2010 outside The Cort Theatre. On June 13, 2010, Davis won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her role as Rose Maxson. This is the first Broadway revival of the play which officially on April 26, 2010 in a limited 13-week engagement. Directed by Kenny Leon, the cast stars Denzel Washington (Troy Maxson) and Viola Davis (Rose) as the married couple struggling with changing U.S. race relations. The revival received ten Tony Award nominations, and won three Tony Awards: Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Play for Denzel Washington, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Play for Viola Davis.

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