Fences Reviews

Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 31



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 Tony Alfaro from New Boston, MI


The play was truly moving. The performances was so real and believable that you got lost in their roles. Only Denzel and Viola could move me the way they did. Im looking into tickets to see the play again with my mom and mother-in-law.

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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 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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5.0 star rating Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555


I saw Fences in 2010 and my friends and I were absolutely blown away. Will Fences, (with Denzel), ever come back to the Cort or any other theater in New York?

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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 James from New Jersey


I dont have words after seeing this play, and I may never want to see a play again after this, because I am so floored by what I saw, that I dont think another play can match up to what I just experienced. Cried and laughed; the cast was just amazing - and Denzel is the Man!!! I could not take my eyes off of him and his work. I am still reeling inside. GO SEE THIS WHILE YOU CAN!!!

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