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Fences Reviews

Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 31



5.0 star rating Alina 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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5.0 star rating Ide Cohen from Chicago, Illinois


Love August Wilson's plays and have read them all as well as seen most of them in Chicago. This was outstanding. Spellbinding throughout and well acted by Denzel. This is a must see while in New York! We were lucky enough to get the last seats in the last row of the theatre. No problem with the sightlines and no problem hearing and seeing the action. Don't worry about where you sit, just see it! Ide Cohen

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5.0 star rating Donald Martin from NYC


I was fortunate enough to see the invited dress rehearsal last night and this production is absolutely amazing. I could not believe how good Denzel and Vila were...brilliant ! To be fair, every performance on that stage was equally excellent. The set was gorgeous and played it's own role in this intimate story very well. This was also my first August Wilson play, and I am speechless. I have never experienced so many emotions, so quickly, and related to them on so many levels. FENCES grabbed hold of me and still hasn't let go. I would jump at the chance to see this performance again, but being a limited engagement and the fact that it is sooooo gooooood, i think tickets will be hard to come by. Go see it if you can.

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5.0 star rating Mickey Rodriguez from Warwick, NY


I went to the April 23rd showing, and I can say without a doubt that Denzel Washington's portrayl of Troy Maxson was engrossing. I laughed and I cried. Viola Davis and the cast are outstanding. I loved it so much, I will see it again.

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5.0 star rating Gwendolyn wiley from USA


I called out sick from my job and was watching "Regis and Kelly Show." Denzel was a guest that day talking about Fences; I mention to my husband that I wanted to see the play and he said "let me think about it." I didn't wait to hear his answer, I made reservations for both of us. The show was fantastic, I was in Heaven.

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5.0 star rating Denise brown-stone from usa


a show well worth attending. the entire cast was absolutely stunning thank you all for a great preformance.........

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5.0 star rating Margaret Massey from Peterborough, England


Saw this show on June 1st. I've always been a big Denzel fan but hadn't known he did live theatre. We were taken as a surprise by friends and it was the best surprise I've had for years. The tickets were worth every penny (or dollar). The entire cast were fantastic, the theatre was very intimate which made you feel as if you were almost part of the story and Denzel was just stunning. Very simple scenery but used to marvellous effect. My 18 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed it too although I feel it would be too deep for most children. Would recommend it to all adults and if given the opportunity would perhaps consider another viewing.

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