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Ended 10 Jul 2010 after 2 months

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Mr. Washington and Ms. Davis prove that lovers don't have to be as young and star-crossed as Romeo and Juliet to generate shiver-making heat and pathos.

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Closed 10 Jul 2010
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Number of Reviews: 31
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35 of 47 people found the following review helpful:
May 19, 2010
reviewer: from Long Branch, NJ
Denzel Washington is my all time favorite actor. I went to see Fences on 5/15. This was my second time seeing Denzel in a broadway play. As in his movies and previous plays, he is and will always be magnificent. I did not want the play to end. It is emotional and funny. It was so close to home for me and others. I have to say everyone played their part extremely well. I feel blessed to have been able to be in the company of Denzel and Viola to see this play. I am planning on seeing it again. I feel there is a message in this play for all. I have told many, please purchase a ticket to see this play. Thank you Denzel.
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37 of 49 people found the following review helpful:
OMG!!! Loved it, loved it, loved it!!,
May 06, 2010
reviewer: from West Orange, NJ
Exceptional performance by Denzel Washington and Ms. Viola Davis was right on his heels. Denzel you are just a gift from God. God has given you a talent and you have truly multiplied it. Ms. Davis it seems no matter what role you play, your presence is so strong that we take notice. Mykelti Williamson you were magnificent as "Gabe" looking forward to seeing you on stage as well as the movies. Stephen McKinley Henderson, you played such a familiar character, I thought you were one of my uncles. LOL Be blessed!!!
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35 of 47 people found the following review helpful:
Claire from NYC Don't's bad!,
May 06, 2010
reviewer: from NY NJ PA
Claire from NY said stay away from this play because she sat next to a chatty or rude woman. Her entire post was about her experience with this one woman and some of the theater personnel. Claire, why did you then post that one should avoid this play if one wants to avoid impolite people? Does this woman that sat next to you go to EVERY performance? OR are you blatantly categorizing a large population of August Wilson fans (if you're missing what I'm saying, I mean black folk) as impolite. You should examine yourself and your blatant racism. It's a bad thing Claire. It's very bad.
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36 of 48 people found the following review helpful:
It was an amazing journey back in time,
Apr 27, 2010
reviewer: from Scranton, PA
I went to see the play on Sun. afternoon. I had heard of Fences as well as other August Wilson's work. This was the first I had ever seen live. It was an amazing journey. I was completely engrossed in each and every actors performance. The opportunity to see Denzel W. and Viola D. is a blessing and should not be missed. I must see it again! The actors were so gracious as they exited the theater, but nypd was just a bit too aggressive with the fans. My friend was actually manhandled by one of the officers. The stars were great about talking to us and posing for pics. I got great pics of Russell Hornsby and Stephen M. Henderson, unfortunately thanks to the NYPD I missed out on pics of Mr. Washington and Ms.Davis. Better luck next time. I hope that more of August Wilson's work is revived.
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40 of 54 people found the following review helpful:
If you are used to a polite audience, AVOID this play,
Apr 25, 2010
reviewer: from NY, NY
I was seated next to a woman who commented outloud after almost every sentence of the play. Finally, at the beginning of he intermission, I asked her politely to refrain from doing so. She responded, "Did you buy my ticket? I can do whatever I want." Then she called me an ---hole. At that point, I went to find an usher, then spoke to the "Theatre Manager," Joseph Traina. He OFFERED and promised to move this woman and her companion to different seats, for which I was grateful. However, at the very last minute, this couple returned to the seats next to me. I went back to see the theater manager, who then said he would move US to different seats (there were no good available seats -- mind you, we had paid premium for our tickets!)The woman said she talks "like this all the time during church" and the play "isn't an opera!" I followed up the next day with Mr. Traina's supervisor, Mary B. @ Shubert, which runs the theater. They do not care & will not remedy the problem.
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